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From Hydrogen Insight: Almost half of California’s hydrogen filling stations offline after H2 supply ‘disruption’

There is no estimate available for when affected facilities will come back on line

Drivers of fuel-cell cars in California had already been reeling from the news that most hydrogen filling stations had ramped up their price pump to $36/kg, pushing up the cost of filling a Toyota Mirai to around $180.

But at the time of publication, 21 of the state’s 53 filling stations are offline — with most of the temporary closures due to “disruption” in the supply of gaseous hydrogen in Southern California.
A total of 15 of the 29 refuelling stations in the sprawling Los Angeles metropolitan area are offline, as well as both of the options in the San Diego area — leaving drivers in the state’s southernmost big city unable to refuel.

Almost all of the stations that are still open in Southern California are supplied with liquid hydrogen, rather than the gaseous type.
According to the California-based Hydrogen Fuel Cell Partnership (H2FCP) website, only 11 of the offline stations are due to the disruption. Seven are down because of maintenance or technical issues, with no explanations for the others.
In a note to users this week, H2FCP wrote: “A large number of Southern California Hydrogen stations are not available due to a disruption in the availability of gaseous hydrogen.