Enbridge, Humble to pursue Texas blue hydrogen, ammonia
Facility would be located at newly-acquired Ingleside Energy Center in Corpus Christi.By Dale Lunan
Canadian infrastructure company Enbridge and Humble Midstream said May 6 they would pursue the joint development of a blue hydrogen and ammonia production and export facility at Enbridge’s Ingleside Energy Center near Corpus Christi, Texas.
Enbridge acquired the Ingleside Energy Center, a light crude storage and export facility, for $3bn in October 2021.
Drawing feed gas from Enbridge’s Texas Eastern Transmission affiliate, the utility-scale facility would produce blue hydrogen and ammonia for domestic and export markets and sequester 95% of the CO2 emissions associated with the hydrogen production.
“This is a good example of how Enbridge is leveraging existing conventional energy assets and capabilities to extend growth and capitalise on low carbon opportunities in the energy transition,” said Colin Gruending, Enbridge executive vice president and president, liquids pipelines.
Enbridge and Humble would jointly market the capacity of the facility and are in discussions with several potential offtake customers. A final investment decision to pursue the project would be subject to sufficient customer support and receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals.