DANBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) announced today that it has begun supplying hydrogen to Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s refinery in Garyville, Louisiana. Marathon Petroleum is one of the largest transportation fuels refiners in the U.S. and operates an integrated refining, marketing and transportation system in the Midwest, East, Southeast and Gulf Coast. The Garyville refinery is the last major grassroots refinery that was built in the U.S. and is the third largest operating in the U.S. today.
The hydrogen is supplied through a recently commissioned new extension to Praxair’s Southeast Louisiana pipeline network and is being used by Marathon Petroleum in an ultra-low-sulfur diesel project.
“Marathon Petroleum is a valued customer of Praxair and we are proud to be able to extend our relationship to include supplying hydrogen to their refinery in Louisiana,” said Dan Yankowski, president of Praxair’s global hydrogen business. “Our extensive hydrogen system in the lower Mississippi River corridor has been expanded to support the region’s growing chemical and refining industries and this is a great example of how our robust and reliable supply capability is able to support such growth.”
Praxair, Inc. is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. With market capitalization of approximately $40 billion and 2017 sales of $11 billion, the company employs over 26,000 people globally and has been named to the Dow Jones® World Sustainability Index for 15 consecutive years. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Our products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others. For more information about the company, please visit our website at www.praxair.com.