USA: World-Scale Facility Linde Begins Operations at New Hydrogen Production Plant in Texas

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Linde has started up its new hydrogen facility in Texas, USA to meet the growing demand of hydrogen in the region. The company has also entered into a long-term agreement with Phillips 66 to supply the hydrogen produced at the new plant to Phillips 66’s Sweeny Refinery in Old Ocean, Texas.

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Linde's new plant has started supplying high-purity hydrogen to the Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery in Old Ocean, Texas, under a long-term supply agreement.
Linde's new plant has started supplying high-purity hydrogen to the Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery in Old Ocean, Texas, under a long-term supply agreement.
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Guildford/UK – Linde recently announced that it has started up a new world-scale hydrogen production facility in Texas, bringing Linde's total U.S. Gulf Coast hydrogen capacity to approximately 1.5 billion cubic feet per day.

Linde's new plant has started supplying high-purity hydrogen to the Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery in Old Ocean, Texas, under a long-term supply agreement. The new facility is located on Linde's approximately 600-kilometer U.S. Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline, which runs from Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Freeport, Texas, and has now been extended to connect with the Sweeny Refinery. In addition to supplying Phillips 66, the new facility will meet the growing demand for hydrogen from other customers in the region.

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"Over the past five years we have significantly expanded our already robust hydrogen supply system in the U.S. Gulf Coast," said Jeff Barnhard, Vice President South Region, Linde. "Supported by multiple supply sources and an innovative high-purity hydrogen storage cavern, this infrastructure enables us to provide our customers with reliable long-term supply. We are proud to have started up this major project on budget despite the macro challenges we encountered."

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