Praxair has renewed and expanded a long-term contract to supply hydrogen (H2) to Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas.

Marathon Petroleum is the second largest transportation fuels refiner in the US and operates an integrated refining, marketing and transportation system in the Midwest, East, Southeast and Gulf Coast.

This world-class 571,000-barrel-per-day refining complex is the second largest in the US and requires reliable H2 supply to support production of clean fuels. Praxair has been supplying industrial gases to the Galveston Bay Refinery since 1985.

“We are proud to renew our contract with Marathon Petroleum,” said Dan Yankowski, president of Praxair’s global H2 business. “We look forward to supporting their ongoing operations and future growth, as Praxair continues to provide industry-leading reliability through our Gulf Coast H2 system.”

Praxair operates over 50 H2 production facilities and six H2 pipeline systems worldwide. Refinery and chemical customers benefit from Praxair’s comprehensive portfolio of large-volume industrial gases, cylinder gases and specialized technologies, services and supply reliability.