Growing the Gulf

ExxonMobil’s new projects along the Gulf Coast are expected to create tens of thousands of jobs in America as we invest more than $20 billion over 10 years to build and expand manufacturing facilities in the region.

Expansion Initiative

Projects in Texas and Louisiana

Capitalizing on new, abundant domestic energy supplies, ExxonMobil is strategically investing in refining and chemical-manufacturing projects in the U.S. Gulf Coast region. Our initiative, which began in 2013 and is expected to continue through at least 2022, covers more than a dozen major chemical, refining, lubricant and liquefied natural gas projects.

In addition to creating many high-skilled, high-paying jobs and expanded manufacturing capabilities, the initiative will dramatically increase ExxonMobil’s export capacity. According to the American Chemistry Council, U.S. chemical exports are expected to increase on average 7 percent per year through 2023.

ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Darren Woods and Qatar Petroleum President and CEO H.E. Saad Al-Kaabi sign agreement to proceed with construction of the Golden Pass LNG export facility as United States Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Golden Pass Products CEO Sean Ryan look on.
These projects are export machines, generating products that high-growth nations need to support larger populations with higher standards of living. Those overseas markets are the motivation behind our investments. The supply is here; the demand is there. We want to keep connecting those dots.
Darren Woods headshot
Darren Woods

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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ExxonMobil begins production on Beaumont high-performance polyethylene line IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil said today it started production on a new high-performance polyethylene line at its Beaumont, Texas polyethylene plant. The expansion increases plant production capacity by 65 percent or 650,000 tons per year, bringing site capacity to nearly 1.7 million tons per year.

Newsroom News July 24, 2019

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ExxonMobil announces $2 billion Baytown chemical expansion project; releases study showing value of investments to U.S. economy IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil said today that it will proceed with a $2 billion investment to expand its Baytown, Texas chemical plant, which will create approximately 2,000 jobs during construction and contribute to the approximate 15 percent return the company expects from its chemical investments.

Newsroom News May 2, 2019

$2 billion for Baytown: Inside the investment Baytown is making waves. ExxonMobil plans to invest $2 billion to expand its Baytown chemical complex in Texas. The new buildup, which is expected to create 2,000 new construction jobs, will help the plant keep up with the growing demand for the everyday products it helps make.

Growing the Gulf Energy Factor May 2, 2019

ExxonMobil, Qatar Petroleum to proceed with Golden Pass LNG export project IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil and partner Qatar Petroleum said today they have made a final investment decision to proceed with development of the Golden Pass LNG export project located in Sabine Pass, Texas.

Newsroom News Feb. 5, 2019