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Praxair signs hydrogen supply agreement for Phillips 66 refinery

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Praxair Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc, has reached an agreement with Phillips 66 to supply high-purity hydrogen to Phillips 66’s Sweeny Refinery located in Old Ocean, Texas, US, starting in early 2021.

Praxair will extend its 310 mile US Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline system, which currently runs from Freeport, Texas to Lake Charles, Louisiana, to connect with the Sweeny Refinery. The company will also build, own and operate a steam methane reformer (SMR) that will connect to the pipeline system at a location still to be determined.

The new SMR will supply Phillips 66’s Sweeny Refinery, as well as meet the hydrogen demands of new customers. Upon expected completion in early 2021, this will be the largest hydrogen production unit in the US. The unit will increase Praxair’s Gulf Coast hydrogen capacity to more than 1.5 billion ft3/d.

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