Air Products wins Marathon Petroleum hydrogen supply agreement

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. -- Air Products, an industrial gases company, announced it has been awarded the long-term supply of approximately 30 million standard cubic feet per day of hydrogen by Marathon Petroleum Company LP for its Garyville, Louisiana refinery. This new supply award, to begin in November 2017, is in addition to volumes of hydrogen Air Products already provides Marathon Petroleum at its Garyville refinery.

"We are pleased to increase our hydrogen supply to Marathon Petroleum at Garyville.  Marathon Petroleum is a valued long-term customer of Air Products and we serve several of their refineries in the United States," said Marie Ffolkes, president – Industrial Gases Americas at Air Products. "Air Products is a reliable supplier of hydrogen required for the production of cleaner burning transportation fuels by our refinery customers, and our Gulf Coast Pipeline (GCP) is an additional value-added source of reliable product supply.”

The additional hydrogen will be provided to Marathon Petroleum from Air Products' existing Gulf Coast Pipeline, the world's largest hydrogen plant and pipeline network system. Air Products officially dedicated its GCP in 2012. The 600-mi pipeline span stretches from the Houston Ship Channel in Texas to New Orleans, Louisiana, and supplies customers with over 1.4 billion feet of hydrogen per day from over 22 hydrogen production facilities.

Besides the GCP, Air Products also has a hydrogen pipeline in California in the U.S., in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, and in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Hydrogen is widely used in petroleum refining processes to remove impurities found in crude oil such as sulfur, olefins and aromatics to meet product fuels specifications.

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