The Port of Corpus Christi, a leading U.S. oil and natural gas export hub, has unveiled plans to explore green hydrogen production at its facilities in South Texas.

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Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU), the Corpus Christi port is partnering with finance giant Ares Management Corp. to look into the potential for building the hydrogen facilities and a solar project that would power them. 

The hydrogen produced would be used by port customers as a power source or, in the case of refiners, as a feedstock, the Port’s chief strategy officer Jeff Pollack told NGI.

“One of the elegant things about this partnership is that hydrogen as a product has immediate utility for our current customer base,” Pollack said. “It has very diverse and flexible applications, both as an...