Air Products, a global hydrogen provider, has planned to construct a new 180-mile long integrated pipeline connecting its existing Louisiana and Texas hydrogen pipeline systems.

This pipeline system will unite over 20 hydrogen plants and over 600 miles of pipelines to supply the Louisiana and Texas refinery and petrochemical industries with over one billion cubic feet of hydrogen per day.

The new pipeline extension, which is in the project development phase, will connect Air Products’ Texas facilities to the Louisiana system near Baton Rouge.

Once complete, Air Products’ hydrogen pipeline supply network will stretch from the Houston Ship Channel in Texas to New Orleans, Louisiana.

The new Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline network is expected to be operational in mid-2012.

This project allows Air Products to bring multiple benefits to its hydrogen customers.