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Downstream operations: Europe / Middle East

European operations represent about 35 percent of ExxonMobil’s global refining capacity. Our integrated business approach enables us to optimize our operations and maximize value in a competitive marketplace. Refined products from our joint venture refinery in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, also supply the European market.

Antwerp, Belgium

The Antwerp refinery is our largest facility in Europe and is one of the most energy efficient in the world. It is fully integrated with our chemical business and is the largest hydrocarbon fluids manufacturing site in Europe. In 2018, a new delayed coker unit will start up, upgrading lower-value bunker fuel into higher-value, ultra-low-sulfur diesel.

Fawley, United Kingdom

The Fawley refinery, near Southampton, is the largest in the United Kingdom, accounting for more than 20 percent of the country’s refining capacity. The site also produces lube basestocks and provides feedstocks to our integrated chemical manufacturing plants in Europe.

Our integrated approach enables us to maximize value in the competitive European market.

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Our Rotterdam facility is a fully integrated refining and chemical complex. The high-conversion refinery has the processing capability to convert crude oil and other feedstocks into light-oil products and coke. Using proprietary technology to reconfigure the hydrocracker unit, new facilities being built at Rotterdam will enable the site to upgrade lower-value vacuum gas oil into greater volumes of higher-value, ultra-low-sulfur diesel and new production of premium Group II lube basestocks.

new hydrocracker unit being built at Rotterdam facility will enable the site to upgrade lower-value vacuum gas oil into greater volumes of higher-value, ultra-low-sulfur diesel
Photo — The Rotterdam hydrocracker project will increase premium lube basestock production by 35 percent, and will produce ultra-low-sulfur diesel for the European market.

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