Shell Closes Hydrogen Stations in California

Feb. 20, 2024
Oil major cites external market factors for the closures.

Shell has closed six of seven light-duty hydrogen refueling stations (HRS) for cars in California, citing "a number of market factors." 

The decision leaves the company operating three hydrogen filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in the state, as well as one light-duty station, in the city of Torrance, a Los Angeles suburb, which remains open for the time being, according to a report on

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“Shell discontinued the build out of its light-duty hydrogen station network in California in 2023, and after temporary closure of five of its seven light-duty stations, made the decision to permanently close its light duty station network in California in early 2024. This was due to a number of market factors.” said a Shell representative in a statement to 

Shell previously said it would prioritize hydrogen for heavy-duty mobility, while investing in EV charging to decarbonise light-duty vehicles, according to the report.

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