Singapore: Refinery Expansion Exxon Mobil Increases Production of Group II Base Stocks in Singapore
Exxon Mobil has expanded its Singapore refinery to upgrade its production of EHC Group II base stocks. The move is expected to meet the growing demand of high-quality base stocks across the globe.
Texas/USA – Exxon Mobil has recently stated that it has completed an expansion at its Singapore refinery to upgrade its production of EHC Group II base stocks, strengthening the global supply of high-quality base stocks and enhancing the integrated facility’s competitiveness.
The expansion will enable customers to blend lubricants that satisfy more stringent specifications, help lower emissions and improve fuel economy and low-temperature performance. Customers will achieve short-term and long-term cost savings through blending optimisation and reformulation.
“The safe, on-schedule completion and successful startup of this expansion further enhances Exxon Mobil’s competitiveness in manufacturing Group II base stocks,” said Bryan Milton, president of Exxon Mobil Fuels & Lubricants. “It further establishes Exxon Mobil as a key producer of fuels and petrochemical products and affirms our confidence in Singapore, where we operate Exxon Mobil’s largest global integrated refining and petrochemical complex.”
Supply to customers is expected in the third quarter of 2019, and builds upon recent expansions at Exxon Mobil’s Rotterdam facility, which along with existing production in Baytown, Texas strengthens the global supply of high-quality base stocks.
Exxon Mobil’s EHC product line has been designed to maximise the performance of all major automotive engine oil grades and to enhance the performance of finished lubricants used in multiple industries.
Construction of the expansion began in 2017 and was completed safely and on schedule with 1 million workforce hours. At peak construction, more than 300 workers were employed.
Earlier this year, Exxon Mobil announced a final investment decision on a multi-billion dollar expansion of the Singapore integrated manufacturing complex as part of the company’s plan to significantly increase earnings potential of the site.