US Base Oil Chevron Starts Up Base Oil Production at Pascagoula, Mississippi

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Chevron starts commercial production at its Pascagoula, Mississippi facility. This project could help to position Chevron to be the world’s largest producer of premium base oils.

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Commercial Production Begins at Chevron’s New Premium Base Oil Plant
Commercial Production Begins at Chevron’s New Premium Base Oil Plant
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Pascagoula, Mississippi/USA – Base oils produced at Pascagoula will add to capacity from the company’s refinery in Richmond, California and a joint venture facility in Yeosu, Korea, approximately doubling Chevron’s production capacity and positioning it to be the world’s largest producer of premium base oil.

“Lubricants are a high growth business supporting economic development worldwide,” said Mike Wirth, executive vice president, Chevron Downstream & Chemicals. “The addition of the Pascagoula plant to Chevron’s base oil network enhances Chevron’s reputation as a reliable and flexible base oil supplier globally.”

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Base oils from the new facility will supply customers in the US East, Europe and Latin America, with Richmond continuing to supply the US West, and both Richmond and Yeosu supplying Asia.

The facility is designed to manufacture 25,000 barrels per day of premium base oil, helping countries around the world meet increasingly strict regulatory requirements and higher performance standards for lubricants. Premium base oil is the main ingredient in the production of top-tier motor oils that help improve fuel economy, lower tail-pipe emissions and extend the time between oil changes. Base oils are used to make lubricants and greases for machinery and equipment in the commercial and industrial sectors.

Find this and other plant projects online on www.GROAB.net

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