ExxonMobil will start construction to build a new unit at its Beaumont, Texas refinery, which will help increase its crude refining capabilities by more than 65 percent, or by 250,000 barrels per day. This will be the third crude unit within the company’s facility and will produce light crude oil refining which is supported by crude oil production in the Permian Basin.
The president of ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants Company said, “With access to terminals, railways, pipelines, and waterways nearby, the Beaumont refinery is strategically positioned to benefit from Permian production growth. The addition of a third crude unit in Beaumont will enhance the refinery’s competitive position and truly establish it as a leader in the U.S. refining industry.”
The new unit is expected to begin operations by 2022, and is expected to create up to 1,850 during construction, along with 40-60 jobs post-construction.
ExxonMobil’s integrated operations in Beaumont include a 366,000 barrel-per-day capacity refinery, as well as chemical, lubricants and polyethylene plants. ExxonMobil has approximately 2,100 employees in the Beaumont area and its operations account for approximately 1 in every 7 jobs in the region.
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