USA: Hurricane Harvey Exxon Mobil Resumes Production at Baytown and Beaumont Refineries
Exxon Mobil announced that its Baytown and Beaumont refineries have begun producing fuels at reduced rates and that crude oil and refined product pipelines in the Gulf and other regions of Texas have restarted as recovery continues from Hurricane Harvey.
Irving/USA — The company's offshore production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore facilities have resumed normal operations. “We are making good progress safely restoring our operations to pre-storm levels,” said Jerry Wascom, president of ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Company.
Crude oil and refined product pipelines operated by Exxon Mobil Pipeline Company to and from the Baytown refinery are in service. Pipelines from Baytown to San Antonio and Irving, Texas have returned to full service and terminals in those locations have reopened. Pipeline services to all throughput and exchange terminals have been restored. As a result, fuel supplies available to consumers have largely returned to normal levels.
The company is working to restore chemical and lubricants manufacturing operations. The Baytown chemical plant, Mont Belvieu plastics plant and Beaumont polyethylene plant have resumed normal operations. The Baytown olefins plant is operating at reduced rates. The Beaumont chemical plant and the lubricants blending and packaging plant have resumed operations and are ramping up toward pre-storm production capacity.