ExxonMobil expand synthetic lubricants capacity in Louisiana

ExxonMobil to expand synthetic lubricants capacity in Louisiana

4:35 AM, 28th September 2012
ExxonMobil to expand synthetic lubricants capacity in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, US: ExxonMobil is investing more than $200 million to expand its Baton Rouge chemical and lubricants plants to increase capacity for synthetic lubricant base stocks manufacturing and lubricants blending, packaging and storage. Construction is expected to begin in late 2012.

The expansion will increase ExxonMobil’s worldwide capacity of synthetic esters and alkylated naphthalene by more than 25 per cent to meet demand for high-performance lubricants made with these advanced products. The project will include construction of a state-of-the-art blending centre for synthetic aviation oil at ExxonMobil’s lubricant blending plant in Port Allen.

“Over the past three years, the corporation’s capital expenditures in the state exceeded $930 million. These investments help create jobs and contribute to the economic growth of the state and the region,” said Paul Stratford, Manager, Chemical Plant, Baton Rouge.

This expansion project will make ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge chemical plant the world’s largest producer of synthetic esters and alkylated naphthalene, which are used by producers and marketers of a wide variety of finished lubricants that include vehicle motor oils, gear oils and greases, as well as specialized lubricants for aviation, marine and industrial applications.

The new facilities in Baton Rouge will replace ExxonMobil’s existing base stock manufacturing and aviation lubricants blending, packaging and storage operations in Edison, New Jersey, which will continue production until the new facilities in Louisiana begin operation.

“The 8.3-acre facility will manufacture more than 145 lubricant products and have an annual throughput of more than 90 million gallons,” said Julius Bedford, Manager, Lubricant Blending plant, ExxonMobil Port Allen.

The expansion, coupled with ExxonMobil’s new chemical complex in Baytown, Texas, positions the company to meet long-term demand growth for high-performance lubricants.

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