Air Products has announced the renewal of three separate long-term supply agreements with Tesoro Corporation to provide Tesoro’s refineries in California with the continued supply of hydrogen for the production of cleaner burning transportation fuels.

Tesoro, a major western United States refiner, will be supplied a total of over 100 MMSCFD (million standard cubic feet per day) of hydrogen for its Golden Eagle refinery in Martinez, east of San Francisco, and for its Southern California refinery in Wilmington, Calif.

“We have supplied hydrogen to Tesoro’s refineries since the early 1990s, and we are pleased to extend our outstanding relationship,” said Jeffrey Lockett, western Area Manager for Air Products.

“These long-term agreements demonstrate our history of reliable hydrogen supply to Tesoro, our largest California hydrogen customer.$quot;

$quot;Air Products also looks forward to broadening our collaboration with Tesoro to examine other hydrogen opportunities.”

Air Products supplies the Tesoro refineries from its California hydrogen network that includes source points from Air Products’ Wilmington, Carson and Martinez steam methane reformer hydrogen production facilities.

Air Products has a long history of operations in California beginning with its initial investment in the state in 1962 when the company began operating a liquid hydrogen plant.

The company today has facilities throughout California ranging from hydrogen production and hydrogen pipelines for refineries, to gases for the electronics industry, products for the chemicals and energy industries, and the supply of varied industrial gases for a cross-section of the manufacturing sector.

In California, and around the world, Air Products has more than 50 years of hydrogen experience, is in the forefront of the development of hydrogen energy technologies, and has 17 hydrogen fueling stations in the state used for the development and commercial application of fuel cell vehicles.