A significant disruption in the availability of gaseous hydrogen has rendered many Southern California hydrogen stations temporarily unavailable. While some stations with alternate supply chains remain operational, they are experiencing unusually high demand.
The duration of this supply disruption remains uncertain. Drivers are advised to check station status at https://m.h2fcp.org or their preferred hydrogen station status app for real-time updates. Here are the stations currently affected:
- True Zero, Costa Mesa
- True Zero, Del Mar
- Iwatani, Hawaiian Gardens
- True Zero, Hollywood
- True Zero, La Canada Flintridge
- True Zero, Lake Forest
- True Zero, Long Beach
- True Zero, Playa Del Rey
- Iwatani, Seal Beach
- True Zero, South Pasadena
Please note that SOSS provides the most up-to-date station status information, and H2FCP cannot guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of station status on other platforms. The disruption’s resolution timeline remains uncertain, and affected drivers are encouraged to plan accordingly.
The Southern California Hydrogen Station Network is experiencing a significant setback due to an interruption in the supply of gaseous hydrogen. This unexpected disruption has raised concerns about the region’s hydrogen infrastructure and its resilience in the face of unforeseen challenges.
One of the key issues highlighted by this disruption is the current reliance on a single source of hydrogen supply. When that source experiences an interruption, as seen here, it has a cascading effect on multiple hydrogen stations across the region. This lack of supply diversification makes the network vulnerable to disruptions caused by unforeseen events, whether they are related to production, transportation, or distribution.