Since its beginnings during the excitement of the Spindletop oil boom, our history has paralleled that of the region and the worldwide petroleum industry. The oil discovery at Spindletop in 1901 gave the world a vast new supply of petroleum. This single event prompted the area’s forward-thinking pioneers to create a manufacturing infrastructure that heralded in the age of liquid fuel.
The refinery, chemicals plant and lube plant are located on approximately 2,400 acres near downtown Beaumont. The polyethylene plant, established in 1977, occupies approximately 300 acres west of Beaumont.
Beaumont Refinery processes 365,000 barrels of crude oil per day and produces 2.8 billion gallons of gasoline annually. Beaumont Chemical Plant produces building-block chemicals such as ethylene and propylene, synthetic fluids and lubricant base-stocks, and more than 25 different types of zeolite catalyst.
Beaumont Polyethylene Plant produces granular and pelletized polyethylene, which is used in the manufacture of plastic products. Beaumont Lube Plant manufactures greases, blends lubricants, and packages finished products. Mobil Grease 28 (used on NASA space shuttles) and Mobil 1 (the world’s leading synthetic motor oil) are both manufactured and packaged at Beaumont.
Our integrated facilities provide the Beaumont area complex the unique advantage of versatility in operations, output and capacity. Operational excellence, efficient energy utilization, and the commitment of a highly skilled and talented work force make Beaumont a world-class petrochemical complex.