The ExxonMobil Baytown Complex is one of the largest integrated and most technologically advanced refining and petrochemical complexes in the world.
Founded in 1919, the Baytown Refinery began operation in 1920 and the Chemical Plant started up in 1940.
Our Baytown Area operations are located on approximately 3,400 acres along the Houston Ship Channel, about 25 miles east of Houston. It is comprised of four manufacturing sites, including one in nearby Mont Belvieu, and a global technology center. Employing a workforce of approximately 7,000, the Baytown area sites are highly integrated which makes the plants and products more efficient. We are developing technologies to make cleaner fuels and are working together to operate more safely and reliably.
A few facts about our facility
The Refinery has the capability to process...up to 584,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
The Baytown Chemical Plant produces products such as...the butyl in your tires and the polypropylene in your car bumper.
The Baytown Olefins Plant is one of...the largest ethylene plants in the world with an ethane cracker that has the capacity of 1.5 million tons per year.
The Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant became...one of the largest polyethylene plants in the world after we completed two new high-performance polyethylene lines that increased the plant's capacity and now produces 5 billion pounds of polyethylene products per year.
The Baytown Technology & Engineering Complex is home to...cutting-edge catalyst and polymers research, which has led to ground-breaking innovations in applications ranging from food packaging to construction to synthetic oils for electric vehicles.
2023 Fact sheets
Baytown Olefins Plant
Baytown Technology & Engineering Complex
Safety and environment
We operate under closely regulated state and federal programs that authorize certain emissions inherent in manufacturing; however, our goal is to prevent all incidents and releases. We are committed to continuous efforts to improve our environmental performance, and our record speaks to that commitment.
Emergency preparedness and response
About 275 dedicated responders undergo ongoing, rigorous training to ensure world-class response capabilities. We work closely with the city to coordinate mutual aid and off-site assistance, helping to safeguard our employees, contractors, neighbors and facilities.
ExxonMobil also continues to help build a stable local economy. ExxonMobil Baytown area contributes more than $7 billion to the regional economy, including nearly 15,000 direct and indirect jobs. We pay more than $150 million in the form of property, sales, fees and special district taxes.
We are working around the clock, 365 days a year, to ensure that we meet the demands of our customers and our commitment of safety and partnership to our local Baytown and Mont Belvieu communities, follow through on our commitment to safety and engage our partners in the Baytown and Mont Belvieu communities.
For updates on planned tests or maintenance, as well as emergency information about industrial facilities in the Baytown area, please download the Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER) Online App or visit ehcma.org/caeronline.
To receive operational news directly to your mobile device, text “UPDATES” to 88841-EMBTA and subscribe to receive Baytown area updates via SMS text message. To receive updates in Spanish, text “UPDATESESP” to 88841-EMBTA.
If you have an immediate concern regarding the ExxonMobil Baytown area, please call our Site Shift Superintendent’s office at 346-259-5305.
Corporate news releases for the Baytown area
IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil has completed its first commercial sale of certified circular polymers, using its Exxtend™ technology for advanced recycling of plastic waste. The purchaser is Berry Global, a leading provider of innovative packaging and engineered products, which will use the circular polymers to manufacture containers for high-performance food-grade packaging on a mass balance approach.