ExxonMobil plans expansion at Baytown petrochemical complex

By OGJ editors

ExxonMobil Corp. reported plans for a major expansion at its Baytown, Tex., refining and petrochemical complex just east of Houston. Plans call for construction of a 1.5 million tonne/year ethane cracker at the complex as well as two 650,000 tpy polyethylene production lines nearby its plastics plant in Mont Belvieu, Tex.

ExxonMobil has already filed approval requests with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The project’s final decision will be taken following the completion of the review and approval procedure, which is expected to take about a year. ExxonMobil anticipates the facilities to be online in 2016.

ExxonMobil's Baytown complex is the largest in the US. Apart from generating 10,000 temporary construction jobs as well as 350 permanent jobs, this expansion will likely create 3,700 jobs in the Baytown area, the company said.

“The proposed investment reflects ExxonMobil’s continued confidence in the natural gas-driven revitalization of the US chemical industry,” a company spokeswoman said.

ExxonMobil became the largest US gas producer when it acquired XTO Energy Inc. in 2010.

Related Articles

EPA leads investigation of crude discharge at BP Whiting refinery

03/26/2014 The US Environmental Protection Agency took formal charge of investigation and cleanup efforts after an undetermined amount of crude oil spilled in...

TonenGeneral slashes crude capacity at Chiba refinery

03/26/2014 TonenGeneral Sekiyu KK said it plans to cut crude oil processing capacity at its 175,000-b/d Chiba refinery Keiyo, Japan, to comply with a 2010 ord...

Idemitsu Kosan restarts ethylene unit, permanently idles crude unit

03/26/2014 Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. has restarted operations at its Tokuyama petrochemical complex in Japan after an earthquake off the island of Kyushu result...

Neste Oil advances power plant revamp at Porvoo refinery

03/26/2014 The environmental impact assessment report on a project to modernize the power plant at Neste Oil’s 205,000-b/d Porvoo, Finland, refinery has been ...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!


Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected