ExxonMobil expand ultra-low sulfur fuels capacity in US

ExxonMobil to expand ultra-low sulphur fuels capacity in US

7:58 AM, 28th July 2016
ExxonMobil to expand ultra-low sulfur fuels capacity in US

BEAUMONT, US: ExxonMobil Corporation has plans to increase the production of ultra-low sulphur fuels at its Beaumont refinery in US by approximately 40,000 barrels per day, further strengthening its integrated downstream portfolio while meeting environmental standards.

Construction is scheduled during the second half of 2016 to install a selective cat naphtha hydrofining unit, which uses a proprietary catalyst system to remove sulphur while minimizing octane loss. Startup of the flexible technology, known as SCANfining, is expected in 2018. Gasoline produced using this technology will meet the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 3 gasoline sulphur specifications.

Installation of the selective cat naphtha hydrofining unit is the facility’s second expansion project in a year, following the announcement of the Beaumont refinery’s capacity expansion in 2015, and demonstrates ExxonMobil’s long-term view and disciplined approach toward advantaged business investments. Beaumont is well positioned to competitively supply high-demand growth markets around the US in the face of a challenging industry environment.

“ExxonMobil continues to strengthen its portfolio of world-class refining assets. This investment further enhances the competitiveness of our US Gulf Coast refineries, said Steve Cope, director of North America refining, for ExxonMobil.

“This specialized unit will improve our product yield, and demonstrates our technology advantage and focus on increasing energy efficiency. This project represents the largest capital investment in our Beaumont refinery operations in more than a decade, and will benefit the local economy with both temporary and full-time jobs, added Fernando Salazar, manager of the Beaumont refinery.

© Worldofchemicals News

0 Comments

Login

Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News


CB&I bags renewable energy maintenance contract in US

THE WOODLANDS, US: Chicago Bridge & Iron Company NV (CB&I) has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $50 million to provide operations, ...

Read more
Thomas Swan, NGI to develop new opportunities with graphene

CONSETT, UK: Thomas Swan & Co Ltd and the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester in UK have entered into a unique ...

Read more
ICL signs multiple potash supply contracts in China

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL) has signed several contracts to supply an aggregate 700,000 metric tonnes of potash to its customers ...

Read more
AkzoNobel acquires full ownership of powder coatings venture in Egypt

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: AkzoNobel NV has acquired full ownership of Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings SAE in Egypt. AkzoNobel previously owned a 60 percent e ...

Read more
CB&I bags Pertamina's refinery upgrade contract in Indonesia

THE WOODLANDS, US: Chicago Bridge & Iron Company NV (CB&I) said that it has been awarded the license and engineering design of a grassroots al ...

Read more
DyStar to build new global innovation center in China

NANJING, CHINA: DyStar Group said that it is setting up a new global innovation center at its production site of DyStar Nanjing Colours Co Ltd. It wil ...

Read more