Air Liquide, headquartered in Paris, France, has signed a contract to supply hydrogen and steam to the Chevron Products Co. refinery in El Segundo, California (USA). The new production facility will be able to produce up to 90 million cubic feet of hydrogen per day. The contract represents the first arrangement for the supply of hydrogen to one of Chevron?s refineries in the U.S. (Chevron Products Co. is a subsidiary of ChevronTexaco Corp., headquartered in San Ramon, California.) The new hydrogen plant will replace an existing unit and improve the overall refinery impact on the local and extended community via lower local air emissions and the ability to process more environmentally friendly CARB-Phase III gasoline. It is expected to go on stream in the last quarter of 2004.