Air Products signed a long-term agreement with Enterprise
Products to increase hydrogen supply for refinery
to Air Products vast Gulf Coast connection pipeline
Air Products will build, own, and operate a 40 million
standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) hydrogen production
facility to process a hydrogen-rich off-gas stream from a new
propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility Enterprise is
currently constructing in Mont Belvieu, Texas.
The new PDH plant is scheduled to begin service in the third
quarter of 2015.
We are pleased to expand the long term relationship we
have with Enterprise," said Wilbur Mok, vice president of
tonnage gases in North America for Air Products. "This
hydrogen source enhances our ability to meet the growing
demand of our customers on our pipeline, and it helps
increase the supply reliability
and flexibility of our
"The established pipeline system was an asset in maximizing
the value of this product since it enables us to purchase
more off-gas during the life of the contract as we continue
to meet our customers growing demand."
Mok pointed to a recent Gulf Coast refinery
with increased hydrogen
supply of potentially up to 50 MMSCFD as one of the
indications of the growing needs of the system.