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30th retail hydrogen fuel station in California opens; fed by pipeline

The Torrance, California Shell hydrogen station has been upgraded and is now open to the public as a retail station. It is the 30th retail hydrogen station in California. (Earlier post.) It is also the only hydrogen station in the US, and one of the few in the world, to be fed by a hydrogen pipeline.


Supported fuel pressures are 35 and 70 MPa; both are currently online. Renewable hydrogen accounts for 33% of the hydrogen dispensed there. The station is open 24x7.

The upgrade was funded by the South Coast Air Quality Management District and upgrade activities undertaken by station operator Shell.

The California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) has a mobile-friendly website, Station Operational Status System (SOSS), that shows station availability.



This may be a perfect/good example of future much lower cost H2 stations.

A few large H2 plants could feed many distribution points for FC cars, SUVs, trucks, buses, trains etc.

In the near future, very low cost surplus REs and free water will be used to produce very low cost H2.


I said last month to sell hydrogen at 1.30$ a lilo and fuel bi-fuel ice cars. All that is done right now is just secure more and more money to the energy cartel, especially the green mob.


California have at least 6000 EV charging stations. This is just a "Dog&Pony Show"


A hundred times more EVs than FCVs, so you need at least 3000 chargers but they take an hour instead of 5 minutes so you need more than 6000 although they are still crowded.


SJC is correct.

It will take at least 12 times more EV charging stations to recharge as many extended range BEVs, to preform as well as H2 sub stations.

Initial investment for quick EV charging facilities will eventually be similar (or lower) to initial cost of similar capacity H2 sub-stations, with H2 piped-in (or by H2 trucks) from near main H2 large production stations.

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