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ExxonMobil’s expansion is equal to adding another medium-sized refinery facility.
The recent startup up at the Beaumont refinery by ExxonMobil added 250,000 barrels per day of production capability to a significant refining and petrochemical facility in the Gulf Coast region. With the Permian Basin providing crude to support the project, this addition to the site aids in easing the growing demands for reliable and affordable energy supply.
“ExxonMobil maintained its commitment to the Beaumont expansion even through the lows of the pandemic, knowing consumer demand would return and new capacity would be critical in the post-pandemic economic recovery,” said Karen McKee, president of ExxonMobil Product Solutions. “The new crude unit enables us to produce even more transportation fuels at a time when demand is surging. This expansion is the equivalent of a medium-sized refinery and is a key part of our plans to provide society with reliable, affordable energy products.”
In total, the Beaumont facility can generate over 630,000 barrels per day of fuel.
The goal is creating final stage products such as diesel, gasoline, and jet fuel. Including the Wink-Webster and Beaumont pipelines positions the crude unit comfortably to capitalize on segregated crude from the Delaware Basin.
In 2019, the company noted the beginning of the expansion involving 1,700 contracted employees. Chemical, lubricants, and polyethylene plants are also integrated into the facility at Beaumont.