USA: Industrial Gases Praxair Commences Hydrogen Supply to Marathon Petroleum’s Refinery
Praxair’s Southeast Louisiana pipeline network is supplying hydrogen and is being used by Marathon Petroleum in an ultra-low-sulfur diesel project.
Connecticut/USA – Praxair has recently announced that it has begun supplying hydrogen to Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s refinery in Garyville, Louisiana. Marathon Petroleum is one of the largest transportation fuels refiners in the US and operates an integrated refining, marketing and transportation system in the Midwest, East, Southeast and Gulf Coast. The Garyville refinery is the last major grassroots refinery that was built in the US and is the third largest operating in the US today.
The hydrogen is supplied through a recently commissioned new extension to Praxair’s Southeast Louisiana pipeline network and is being used by Marathon Petroleum in an ultra-low-sulfur diesel project.
Recently, Praxair also began to supply hydrogen and nitrogen to Yara Freeport’s world-scale ammonia plant in Freeport. The plant, which is a joint venture between Yara International and BASF, has a capacity of 750,000 metric tonnes per year. Under the long-term agreement, the company supplies approximately 4.8 million cubic meters per day of hydrogen and 2,000 tonnes per day of nitrogen to the plant.