Baton Rouge area operations
In the early 1900s, Standard Oil Company of New Jersey sought to strengthen its position in the southern United States.
After considering several locations, the company chose a location high on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in North Baton Rouge. In April 1909, Standard Oil Company of Louisiana was chartered, and by November 1909 the refinery processed its first products.
Since that time, ExxonMobil Baton Rouge has been essential to the economic, political, and social landscape of the community. We provide quality jobs, provide technologically innovative products and engage with the community to make it a great place to work and live.
Operational excellence and improved energy efficiency are responsible for Baton Rouge's ever-increasing output capacity. Our versatile integrated facilities produce 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 people use every day, including lightweight car and appliance parts, paint, adhesives, plastic milk jugs, plastic films, synthetic rubber, and diapers.
Safety, health, and environment
Safety is fundamental at our facilities, where we have a simple goal: “Nobody gets hurt.”
The safety of our employees, contractors, visitors, and the surrounding community is our core value. We believe that no business objective is so important that it will be pursued at the sacrifice of safety. We strive for an incident-free workplace and a culture that complies with our clear and simple objective: Nobody Gets Hurt. It is a vision through which our employees and contractors accept personal accountability for their own safety and are willing to intervene to ensure the safety of all.
Our commitment to safety yields results.
- The Baton Rouge Refinery received the Louisiana Environmental Leadership Program Recognition Award for recycling efforts that resulted in significant reductions.
- The Baton Rouge Chemical Plant was the recipient of the Global SSHE (safety, security, health and environment) Excellence Award winner for exceptional performance.
- The Baton Rouge Polyolefins Plant and the Plastics Plant were both recent recipients for the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Elite Gold Award.
ExxonMobil Baton Rouge integrates the Loss Prevention System (LPS) safety program into employee and contractor work processes. LPS is a system to prevent or reduce losses using behavior-based tools and proven management techniques. Along with LPS, long standing committees like the Joint Health and Safety Committee, Department Safety Committees, and others meet regularly to discuss safety and health issues.
We also take environmental responsibility and reducing our energy use seriously. We conduct our business in a manner that is compatible with the balanced environmental and economic needs of the community. In 2022, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality recognized the Baton Rouge Refinery with the Environmental Leadership Award for hazardous waste reductions and recycling achievements.
In addition to our efforts to prevent incidents, we maintain a strong response capability to operational emergencies, should they occur.
We place a great emphasis on training for effective response and the Baton Rouge area Emergency Response Organization consists of the following groups:
- Plant Superintendents: manage emergency operations
- All unit personnel: trained in handling emergencies
- Primary Fire Squad: handles fires in early stages
- Volunteer Fire Brigade: responds if more help is needed
- Rescue Squad: provides rescue in elevated areas and confined space. The team participates in the National Industrial Rescue Training Competition and other national competitions each year.
- Emergency Medical Team (EMT): provides immediate life support
- Chemical Network Response Team (CHEMNET): provides hazardous materials response
- Emergency Local Interfunctional Response Team (ELIRT): handles oil spills
To sharpen professional skills, we annually conduct simulated emergencies and participate in training provided by the Local Emergency Planning Committee and the Baton Rouge Area Mutual Aid System.
Community and news
We work closely with the Baton Rouge community to identify and invest in initiatives that support local needs, promote economic growth and improve social conditions. From beautification projects to science demonstrations to career fairs and much more, our employees are passionate about engaging in the community where we all live and work.
We made a $2 million investment to our community from the Corporation, Foundation, employees and annuitants in 2022, with 72 percent of our local community investment focusing on education and workforce development.
Some of the community initiatives we support in the area include:
- North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative
- North Baton Rouge Blight Initiative
- Drive Minority Business Accelerator
- Paid High School Internship Program
- Capital Area United Way
- Educational Activities: Employees work with area schools to aid with mentoring, tutoring and hands-on classroom learning activities.
- Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day: Employee volunteers host sixth through ninth grade female students for a day of hands-on engineering science-based learning.
- National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI): ExxonMobil is a founding member of NMSI, which provides teachers and students in East Baton Rouge Parish schools literacy training, resources and support needed to prepare students for future success. The high-quality, rigorous math, science and English courses give students the potential for college credit, financial savings and a jump start on careers across the economic spectrum.
- Wildlife Education: Our wildlife education team provides learning experience for area students on our Greenbelt property that is home to a variety of trees, flowers, birds and bats.
ExxonMobil is the largest manufacturing employer in Louisiana. We provide over 6,000 employee and contractor jobs. ExxonMobil pays more than $145 million in total state taxes annually (after credits and rebates), more than $80 million in East Baton Rouge parish taxes, and the annual payroll is $414 million.
We work around the clock, 365 days a year, to ensure that we meet the demands of our customers, follow through on our commitment to safety and continually engage partners in the Baton Rouge area communities.
Contact us with concerns at the following phone numbers:
- Public Affairs Hotline for Questions or Concerns
+1 (225) 977-8393 — An ExxonMobil representative will return your call.
+1 (225) 977-1179 — Security will take message and forward appropriately.