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Linde starts up hydrogen facility

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Linde recently announced that it has started up a new world-scale hydrogen production facility in Texas, US, bringing Linde's total US Gulf Coast hydrogen capacity to approximately 1.5 billion ft3/d.

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 km US 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.

"Over the past five years we have significantly expanded our already robust hydrogen supply system in the US 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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