Saudi Aramco and Air Products (NYSE:APD) today inaugurated the first hydrogen fueling station in Saudi Arabia at Air Products’ new Technology Center in the Dhahran Techno Valley Science Park. The pilot station will fuel an initial fleet of six Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicles with high-purity compressed hydrogen.
Aramco was recently recognized for its extraordinary contribution in support of developing next generation mobility for the well-being of the public by being awarded the Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon under the name of the Emperor of Japan.
In the not-too-distant future, drivers will pull up to Aramco service stations in the Kingdom, and the experience will be a new one. The fuel pumps will be modern and self-serve, if the driver so chooses, with the option of paying with a credit or debit card. A convenience store and a well-recognized restaurant will provide plenty of food options.
More than 100 attendees representing the auto manufacturing industry, governmental organizations, refineries, academia, research centers, Japanese think tanks, and scientists from Saudi Aramco
gathered in Tokyo on May 16 for a symposium jointly organized by Saudi Aramco and the Japan Cooperation Center Petroleum (JCCP).