Linde North America and Shell Oil Co. have executed a long-term contract for Linde to supply hydrogen for Shell’s Deer Park, Texas, complex. The hydrogen will be used primarily for the production of clean-burning transportation fuels at Deer Park Refining Co., a 50:50 joint venture of Shell and PMI Norteamerica S.A. de C. V,. a wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex).
Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group , a world-leading gases and engineering company.
Linde will invest in excess of $50 million to supply hydrogen through a pipeline network connected to its facilities in the Houston Ship Channel. The supply will commence in mid-2010.
“Linde has been associated with Shell on multiple international initiatives in the areas of industrial gases and plant supply and the provision of engineering services during the last five years," according to Kent Masters, member of The Linde Group executive board. "We are very excited to expand this relationship by the establishment of this additional long-term hydrogen tonnage supply arrangement in the strategic Houston Ship Channel area.”
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