* Top Asian oil refiner Sinopec Corp said on Tuesday it built a third hydrogen fuel filling station in China's financial hub Shanghai catering to fuel cell vehicles with higher-pressure fuel tanks.

* The new station with designed daily filling capacity of 1,000 kilograms caters to vehicles with both 35-Mpa and 70 Mpa fuel tanks. The higher-pressure tanks allow mileage to double to over 600 kilometers (372.82 miles) versus previously 320 km.

* The station supplies hydrogen fuel primarily to public service vehicles such as sanitary fleet and buses.

* Sinopec plans to add a total of over 30 hydrogen fuel stations in Shanghai by 2025, part of the state energy firm's target of building 1,000 such stations across China by then.

* Sinopec is capable of producing over 3.9 million tonnes of hydrogen annually, 11% of the national total. The refiner by far operates seven hydrogen purification facilities.


(Reporting by Chen Aizhu, Editing by Louise Heavens)