Air Products would like to provide an update to hydrogen (H2) fuelling customers affected by an unexpected disruption to its H2 supply chain.

Green Car Reports stated that H2 pumps around LA are out of fuel, forcing fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) owners to seek alternative options.

gasworld reached out to Air Products spokesman Arthur George, to gain some insight.

He said, “We are actively working to resolve this unexpected disruption, which has been caused by a contemporaneous series of unrelated issues at several liquid H2 production and supply sites. We are addressing the matter as rapidly as we can and are hopeful to have the situation remedied and have restored regular H2 supply in the early days of August. We regret any inconvenience that may have resulted.”

Ever-looming on the horizon is the potential demand for H2 to power FCEVs. H2 -powered fuel cells are rapidly replacing batteries as the energy source of choice in applications where fossil fuel emissions are not tolerable. Air Products are investing heavily in developing the equipment needed for H2 delivery.

George explained, “We are also pleased to share with you and want to make you aware that we will be adding infrastructure in Southern California which will support and increase our H2 filling capabilities. We are targeting this new investment in fuelling infrastructure and capability to be operational by the end of August.”

“Again, we regret any inconvenience fuelling customers may be currently experiencing and reassure you we are focused on resolving the issue as soon as possible, and with the near-term outlook even stronger with the added fuelling infrastructure to be put in place. Please be assured that Air Products remains committed to providing a safe and highly reliable H2 supply to the local FCEV market,” George concluded.