Hydrogen plant at Kentucky refinery

Air Products and Chemicals Inc. has agreed with Catlettsburg Refining LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC (MAP), to build, own and operate a 34 million standard-cubic-feet-per-day (MMSCFD) hydrogen facility adjacent to MAP’s refinery in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. The facility, a natural gas-based hydrogen steam methane reformer, is expected to be on-stream in November 2003, and Air Products will supply hydrogen to MAP’s 220,000 barrel-per-day refinery under a long-term agreement.
Air Products’ hydrogen production will assist MAP’s second largest US refinery to produce cleaner transportation fuels from heavier sour crude feedstocks. The supply arrangement is one of over 20 that the company has undertaken with world-wide refiners in the past 10 years.The Catlettsburg hydrogen facility will be the 20th to be built through an alliance between Air Products and Technip-Coflexip Group.

Looking for more projects or tenders?
Subscribe to our Project Preview Newsletter

Previous articleATOFINA grassroots plant
Next articleSchutz to win Speller award at NACE 2003
Stainless Steel World is part of The KCI Media Group, a group of companies focused on building and sustaining global communities in the flow control industries. We publish news on a daily basis and connect business-to-business professionals through our online communities, publications, conferences and exhibitions.