Synthetic Lubricants New Synthetic Lubricant Production Plant in Baytown, Texas

Editor: Dominik Stephan

ExxonMobil Chemical recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its new metallocene polyalphaolefin synthetic lubricants production facility at Baytown, Texas.

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ExxonMobil Chemical representatives break ground on a new plant to make synthetic lubricant base stocks in Baytown, Texas. (Picture: Business Wire)
ExxonMobil Chemical representatives break ground on a new plant to make synthetic lubricant base stocks in Baytown, Texas. (Picture: Business Wire)

Houston/Texas – ExxonMobil Chemical has begun construction works for a new world-scale metallocene polyalphaolefin (mPAO) synthetic lubricant production in Texas. The new facility at the integrated refining and chemical complex in Baytown shall produce up to 50,000 tons of metallocene polyalphaolefin advanced synthetic base stocks per year from 2013 on.

“The drive for greater energy efficiency, improved durability and extended drain intervals is creating demand for high-performance lubricants made with advanced synthetic base stocks,” said Habib Quazi, Synthetics Global Vice President. “This new metallocene Hi-Vis PAO manufacturing capacity demonstrates ExxonMobil's technology leadership and our commitment to provide our customers with reliable supply of synthetic base stocks that enable innovative synthetic lubricants.”

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