Oil sands are composed of bitumen, sand, water, and clay, and must be physically separated prior to further processing. The separated bitumen is processed into synthetic crude oil using various technologies such as coking and hydrocracking and requires hydrogen to complete the transformation. With additional hydrogen, the synthetic crude oil is further refined into value-added products like gasoline and diesel fuel. Upgraders and refiners need a dependable supply of hydrogen to maximize production of fuels, and Air Products is recognized in this industry for the reliable and safe production of hydrogen as well as other services for the maintenance and safe operations of upgrading facilities, pipelines, and refineries.
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