Exxon Mobil Corp. has announced changes at its Beaumont refinery as the Irving-based company aims to boost production capacity by about 20,000 barrels per day.
The expansion is expected to further strengthen the firm’s integrated downstream portfolio in Southeast Texas.
“This project will grow our capacity and flexibility to process light crude oils,” said Jerry Wascom, president of Exxon Mobil Refining and Supply Co., commenting in a news release.
Allowing the added capacity are abundant, affordable supplies of U.S. light crude from shale, according to the company.
“The expanded crude unit at Beaumont refinery supports the company’s position as a leader in the global energy market by improving the production slate, and enabling improvement in the product yield in a highly energy-efficient manner that will further strengthen the industry-leading position of our assets,” said Beaumont refinery manager Fernando Salazar.
Exxon Mobil Refining & Supply and its affiliates operate a global network of manufacturing plants, transportation systems and distribution centers. Exxon Mobil’s Beaumont refinery is part of the company’s regional operations, which include a refinery handling 345,000 barrels of crude oil per day, as well as chemical, lubricants and polyethylene plants.