Fact of the Month May 2018: 10 Million Metric Tons of Hydrogen Produced Annually in the United States

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Most of the hydrogen produced in the United States comes from a process called steam methane reforming. Nearly 70% of this hydrogen is used in the petroleum refining industry and 20% goes into fertilizer production.1 There are currently 1,600 miles of hydrogen pipeline in the United States and there are large hydrogen production facilities in almost every state as shown in the map.

Map of the United States showing annual hydrogen production.