Air Products Building Hydrogen Pipeline Network

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Air Products will increase supply of hydrogen to Marathon Petroleum Company LP, a subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation, at Marathon’s Garyville, LA. refinery. The increased supply of hydrogen, required to meet production demands at the refinery, will occur in two increments with the first in 2011, and the second in 2012. In all, Air Products will increase the current level of supply from its Garyville hydrogen facility and its extensive Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline network to Marathon’s refinery by approximately 25 MMscf/d.
  Air Products is working toward increasing its hydrogen pipeline supply capability in the Gulf Coast.  In October 2010, Air Products announced plans to construct a new 180-mile long pipeline. The new pipeline extension, which is in the project execution phase, will connect Air Products’ Texas hydrogen system to the Louisiana hydrogen system. Once complete, Air Products’ hydrogen pipeline supply network will stretch from the Houston Ship Channel in Texas to New Orleans LA, creating the world’s largest hydrogen plant and pipeline supply network.  This integrated pipeline system will unite over 20 hydrogen plants and over 600 miles of pipelines.  It will supply the Louisiana and Texas refinery and petrochemical industries with over 1 Bcf/d of hydrogen. The new Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline network is expected to be operational in 2012.