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USA: Hydrocracker Plant Praxair Increases Supply of Hydrogen to Motiva Refinery

Editor: Alexander Stark

Praxair announced that it has expanded its long-term hydrogen supply agreement with Motiva Enterprises LLC. Under this new agreement, the company will increase the amount of hydrogen it supplies to Motiva’s approximately 600,000 barrel per day refinery in Port Arthur, Texas.

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Praxair will increase the amount of hydrogen it supplies to Motiva’s approximately 600,000 barrel per day. (sample image)
Praxair will increase the amount of hydrogen it supplies to Motiva’s approximately 600,000 barrel per day. (sample image)
(Source: Praxair)

Danbury/USA — Motiva completed a hydrocracker and diesel hydrotreater capacity expansion in 2016. Accordingly, the client has an increased demand for hydrogen.

Hydrogen is used by refiners to produce ultra-low sulfur diesel and other clean transportation fuels. Demand for these fuels continues to increase as companies comply with stricter environmental regulations and standards. Praxair began delivering hydrogen to the refinery in 1992 as one of the first customers on its gas hydrogen pipeline system. Since that time, the refinery has undergone several expansions and it is now North America’s largest.

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