About ExxonMobil in Beaumont

Built along the banks of the Neches River in 1903, ExxonMobil’s Beaumont refining facilities have grown into an integrated petrochemical complex that today supports the energy needs of our nation and the world.

Article Sept. 27, 2021

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About ExxonMobil in Beaumont

About us

Since its beginnings during the Spindletop oil boom, ExxonMobil in Beaumont has contributed to the economic and social landscape of southeast Texas. We provide quality jobs, technologically innovative products and a commitment to help develop the community where we work and live.

The petrochemical manufacturing complex, which consists of the refinery, chemical plant, polyethylene plant and lubricant blending and packaging plant, has grown to 2,700 acres. More than 2,000 employees work at our site, along with about 3,000 contractors depending on construction and turnaround activity.

The Beaumont refinery processes 366,000 barrels of crude oil per day and produces 2.8 billion gallons of gasoline annually. The 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. The Beaumont lubricant blending and packaging plant manufactures lube oil, greases including those used in the wind turbine industry, and is the only manufacturer of Mobil aviation greases. Mobil 1, the world’s leading synthetic motor oil, is manufactured and packaged in Beaumont.

The Beaumont polyethylene plant, located on 300 acres west of Beaumont, produces granular and pelletized polyethylene, which is used in the manufacture of plastic products.

ExxonMobil plans to spend more than $20 billion over 10 years to build and expand manufacturing facilities on the U.S. Gulf Coast. ExxonMobil started production on a new high-performance polyehtylene line at the Beaumont polyethylene plant. In January 2019, ExxonMobil announced plans for an expansion of the facility to increase light crude refining capacity by more than 65 percent, or 250,000 barrels per day. Learn more about our Beaumont area expansion project.

Review our Beaumont area fact sheet to learn more.

Safety, health and environment

At the Beaumont Complex, our commitment to safety excellence is embedded in everything we do. This principle extends to our daily actions to promote the safety, health and security of our employees, contractors and neighbors. The safety, health and security of employees, contractors and neighbors are a priority for the Beaumont complex and we hold as a value the principle that “Nobody Gets Hurt.”

ExxonMobil promotes an integrated approach to safety that combines the ongoing identification of safe work practices with emerging technology and employee-driven management programs.

The Operations Integrity Management System (OIMS) is a cornerstone of our commitment to managing risk and achieving excellence in performance.

In Beaumont, ExxonMobil also integrates the Loss Prevention System (LPS) program into employee and contractor work processes. LPS is a system to prevent or reduce losses using behavior-based tools and proven management techniques. Our employees and contractors are trained to help eliminate unsafe behaviors that can lead to personal injuries, environmental incidents and property damage.

The Beaumont facilities have been recognized with numerous performance awards, including the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Elite Gold, Safety Achievement Awards, National Petrochemical and Refiners Association’s Gold Award, Award for Meritorious Safety Performance, the American Chemistry Council Energy Efficiency Award, the National Safety Council Occupational Excellence Achievement Award, and the ExxonMobil Fuel and Lubricants Company Operations Excellence Award recognizing our performance in multiple areas, including personnel and process safety.

Environmental performance

ExxonMobil is committed to continuous improvement in environmental performance and we've maintained an ongoing dialogue with our fence-line community for decades.

We’re working to deliver real results to address the risks of climate change. Few would disagree that one of the most urgent societal challenges we face today is addressing the risks of climate change. We believe that climate change risks warrant action and it’s going to take all of us — business, governments and consumers — to make meaningful progress. In Beaumont, we’ve successfully reduced our overall emissions 70% since 2002 – including an annual reduction of 600 tons in nitrogen oxide emissions and 10,000 tons in sulfur dioxide emissions since 2005. We are also not on any air pollutant watch lists monitored by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

We're proud to call Beaumont home, and the safety, health and security of employees, contractors and neighbors in the surrounding community are the top priority for ExxonMobil in Beaumont.

Beaumont Refinery

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Beaumont Chemical Plant

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Beaumont Polyethylene Plant

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Beaumont Lubes Plant

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