Houston, Texas – Shell has opened its second hydrogen filling station in the greater New York City area which, along with a third due to open later this month and one already in operation for a year in the area, marks Shell’s first cluster of hydrogen filling stations.

The new station, at JFK International Airport, is the result of a partnership between Shell, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the U.S. Department of Energy, and General Motors. A third station in the Bronx, due to open late in July, has been developed with the New York City Department of Sanitation. The existing station has been operating in White Plains, New York since April 2008.

Shell said that the cluster is a significant step from stand-alone, demonstration stations and is part of the company’s strategy to build expertise in the distribution and dispensing of hydrogen.

The average range of a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is between 240 and 320 km. The three hydrogen stations in New York are within approximately 50 km of each other.

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