The Deer Park facility will be connected to Air Products’ Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline supply network that serves multiple refinery and petrochemical companies in the region.

The company said that it will commence the supply of hydrogen for the Shell facility in mid-2013.

Air Products is working toward enhancing its hydrogen pipeline supply capability in the Gulf Coast.

In October 2010, the company announced plans to build a new 180-mile long pipeline which will connect its Texas hydrogen system to the Louisiana hydrogen system.

The new Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline network is expected to be operational in 2012, the company said.

Air Products serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services.