Air Products to build hydrogen facility in Louisiana
The Associated Press reports that hydrogen provider Air Products said Monday it will build a hydrogen production facility in Garyville, La. to help support the planned expansion of a local refinery. The company said the new facility will expand the capacity of its Louisiana pipeline and will supply the Garyville crude oil refinery of Marathon Petroleum Company LLC, a subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corp. Air Products expects the facility to come online in late 2009 in conjunction with Marathon''s refinery expansion project. Marathon plans to increase its refining capacity at its facility to 425,000 barrels per day from 245,000 barrels per day, Air Products said. Air Products has been supplying hydrogen to Marathon''s Garyville refinery since 1993.