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Shell Opens Hydrogen Station

Shell announced the opening of a new demonstration hydrogen station in Newport Beach, California today.
Demonstration hydrogen filling station

"Demonstration hydrogen filling stations allow us to evaluate a range of different technologies and learn valuable lessons about costs, consumer behavior and how to dispense it efficiently to different vehicles," said Matias Sanchez Cane, North America Commercial Manager for Shell Alternative Energies.

"To reduce costs and achieve its commercial potential, hydrogen requires considerable cooperation between fuel providers, car makers, equipment suppliers and governments.’’

“We commend Shell for stepping up to the plate on hydrogen fueling,” said Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols. “We look forward to working with Shell and other oil companies to continue to develop and provide low-carbon fuels for the cleanest cars on our roads now, and in the future.”

The Shell-branded station in Newport Beach offers both Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines and hydrogen and will be open 24 hours a day. Local fuel cell vehicle drivers will be trained to use the dispensers using personal access codes. Initially, Shell expects 10 to 12 drivers to fill their tanks each day at the site’s two pumps.

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Background: This is the fourth demonstration station Shell has developed in the region. Shell opened the first integrated gasoline/hydrogen station in California in 2008 (in West L.A.) and, most recently, its first pipeline-fed hydrogen fueling station in Torrance in 2011.

Shell Media Relations: Shell US Media Line    713-241-4544

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