Operational excellence combined with improved energy efficiencies are responsible for Baton Rouge's ever-increasing output capacity. Baton Rouge also has the unique advantage of versatility in operations that comes from integrated facilities within close proximity. Products produced at the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery include gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, aviation fuel, lubricating oils and waxes. In addition, products produced at the Chemical Plant, along with the Resins Finishing, Polyolefins and Plastics plants are used to make products you use every day such as paint, adhesives, plastic milk cartons, auto parts, plastic films, synthetic rubber, diapers, lubricants and much more.
The safety of our employees, contractors and community comes first in all we do. We have a simple goal when it comes to safety — “Nobody Gets Hurt.” By operating with responsibility and integrity, we are also working to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while operating efficiently and reliably to better meet the world's growing energy needs.
As the largest private employer in the parish and second largest manufacturing employer in Louisiana, ExxonMobil continues to support the economy. The company provides local jobs for approximately 3000 employees as well as an additional contractor workforce of about 2000. ExxonMobil is the single largest taxpayer in East Baton Rouge Parish and statewide, our local operations pay more than $100 million in taxes each year.
We realize that being neighbors means more than just sharing the same general location. It means caring about the safety, prosperity and appearance of the shared community. That's why we strive to contribute positively to the communities where we operate. ExxonMobil Baton Rouge employees, retirees and their families spend approximately 40,000 hours annually volunteering at a variety of non-profit agencies, schools and community organizations. The company supports their volunteer efforts with annual contributions and matching grants totaling millions of dollars each year.
Anchorage Chemical Terminal
In operation since 1972, the Anchorage Chemical Terminal is located across the Mississippi River from the Baton Rouge Chemical Plant. The facility provides storage and distribution of petrochemical products for ExxonMobil’s Chemical Plant via all modes of transportation.
Baton Rouge Chemical Plant
The Baton Rouge Chemical Plant began as a separate facility in 1940. Since then, it has introduced a number of technological firsts. In 1931, for example, when the site was still a chemical unit within the refinery, it produced butyl rubber for the first time in history. The Chemical Plant is staffed by more than 1,300 employees and contractors and manufacture nearly 6.6 billion pounds of petrochemical products per year. This makes this facility one of the largest chemical plants in the world.
The Chemical Plant receives their feedstock from the adjacent Refinery, including gas oil, cat gas, ethane & propane, higher olefins and powerformate. Products made at the site include:
- Methyl Ethyl Ketone (paint, coatings and adhesives solvent)
- Secondary Butyl Alcohol (varnish and dewaxing solvent coatings)
- Diisopropyl Ether (fuel additives and extraction solvents)
- Isopropyl Alcohol (coatings, rubbing alcohol and electronics)
- Ethylene/Propylene (plastics and synthetic rubber)
- Vistalon® Rubber (auto hoses/seals, lube oil viscosity and roofing)
- Butadiene (synthetic rubber)
- Exxon Chlorobutyl (tubeless tires and pharmaceutical goods)
- Exxon Bromobutyl (tubeless tires)
- Isoprene (tape, diapers and packaging adhesives)
- Escorez® (rubber compounds, pipe wraps and road markings)
- Cyclics (high energy fuels, resin former and octane improver)
- Heart-cut Distillate (resin formers)
- Benzene (styrofoam products and nylon)
- Phthalic Anhydride (paints, fiberglass and plasticizer)
- Jayflex® Plasticizer/Phthalates (film/sheeting, wire/cable, flooring and injection moldings)
- Exxal® Alcohol (plasticizers, fuel additives and detergents)
- Neo Acids (herbicides, paint driers and initiators)
- Olefins (industrial detergents, lube oil additives and emulsifiers)
Baton Rouge Plastics Plant (BRPP)
The Plastics Plant opened in 1968 near Scotlandville and Zachary, north of Baton Rouge. In February 2004, a new metallocene ethylene elastomers (m-EE) manufacturing facility was commissioned, doubling ExxonMobil's ethylene elastomers capacity. The plant is staffed by approximately 214 employees and 120 contractors and produces more than 1,200 million pounds of products per year.
Baton Rouge Polyolefins Plant (BRPO)
The Polyolefins Plant was purchased by Exxon Chemical in 1998 and has been modernized and expanded over the past years to meet customer demand. A significant polypropylene (PP) project was commissioned in 2000 and debottlenecked in 2006, which increased plant capacity to more than 2.9 billion pounds annually.
The plant produces high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) for customer applications, including blow-molded milk containers, food containers, containers for shampoos, detergents and cleaners, durable drums for industrial products, carpet backing, diapers, hospital gowns, bed liners for trucks, fuel tanks that will not rust or corrode and lightweight crates and pallets for shipping support.
Baton Rouge Refinery
The ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery is the third largest refinery in the United States, occupying 2,100 acres and processing over 502,500 barrels of crude oil daily. The refinery employs more than 2,500 employees and contractors and manufactures more than 300 products, including:
- Motor gasoline (automobiles, tractors, lawn equipment)
- Diesel fuel (autos, trains, boats, heating, power generation)
- Jet fuel (jet airliners, military jets)
- Aviation gasoline (propeller aircraft)
- Lubricating oils (engine oils, transmission fluid, chain saws)
- Waxes (makeup, candles, crayons and gum)
- Petroleum coke (furnace fuel, anodes for aluminum production)
- Liquefied petroleum gas (heating, cooking, refrigeration, tobacco and grain drying, soldering, chemical feedstock)
- Chemical feedstock (used to produce chemicals)
Port Allen Lubricants Plant (PAL)
Constructed in 1990, the Port Allen Lubricants Plant is a modern lube blending, packaging and warehouse operation that provides products to many ExxonMobil customers throughout the world. The plant is staffed by approximately 50 employees and 150 contractors. More than 100 million gallons of finished products are shipped annually.
Receiving base oils from the Baton Rouge Refinery via pipeline, the Port Allen Lubricants Plant blends and/or packages the following products:
- Engine oils, including the flagship products Mobil 1 and Delvac 1
- Industrial lubricants
- Process oils
- Aviation Piston engine oils