02 June 2008 20:59 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--US industrial gas producer Air Products will supply more than 60m cubic feet/day (1.7m cubic metres/day) of hydrogen to Total’s Port Arthur refinery expansion project in Texas, the company said on Monday.
Air Products said it signed a long-term hydrogen supply agreement to support Total’s deep conversion expansion project. Air Products said it will supply Total with hydrogen from its west Gulf coast pipeline network beginning in 2010.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The refinery will use the hydrogen to process alternative crudes and expand its output of cleaner burning transportation fuels, Air Products said.
The refinery expansion project includes a 50,000 bbl/day coker, a desulphurisation unit, a vacuum distillation unit and other related units.
The investments will increase the facility’s deep-conversion capacity and expand its ability to process heavy and sour crude oil, adding 3m tons/year of ultra low sulphur automotive diesel to the refinery’s current production and raising total output of all products combined to around 12m tons/year.
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