Source: Air Products
Air Products (NYSE: APD) will increase supply of hydrogen to Marathon Petroleum Company LP, a subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO), 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 million standard cubic feet per day.
"We are very pleased to again be expanding our relationship with Marathon at Garyville. Our new facility had been supplying both hydrogen and steam to the refinery operations and we are able to meet the needs of additional hydrogen demand from the on-site facility and its pipeline network connection. We are able to provide product reliability and have flexibility in meeting increased hydrogen needs through the connection to the largest hydrogen pipeline network in Louisiana," said Tom Wendahl, Air Products' Louisiana general manager.
Air Products commercialized its Garyville hydrogen plant in late 2009 and has been supplying hydrogen via pipeline to Marathon's refinery since 1993.