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An industry leader in almost every aspect of the energy and chemical manufacturing businesses, we operate facilities or market products in most of the world’s countries and explore for oil and natural gas on six continents.

Article Sept. 4, 2018

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The strengths found in our ingenuity and global organization allow us to explore for and develop all resource types across the globe, relying on industry-leading technologies and capabilities to do so safely and responsibly.

Our understanding of the global hydrocarbon endowment, coupled with our unique geoscience capabilities, allows us to identify and prioritize the development of the highest quality resources. With our experience and applied technologies, we can develop more oil and gas reserves at both new and mature fields. Advances in seismic imaging, reservoir simulation, drilling and facility design allow us to explore and develop deposits that were previously unidentified or unreachable.

Major projects can be complex and capital intensive, which places a premium on execution excellence. ExxonMobil’s long history of a disciplined approach to investment, technological leadership and operational excellence positions us well to lead the industry in safely developing the most challenging projects. These projects include a diverse portfolio of conventional and unconventional opportunities; including oil, natural gasheavy oil and deepwater projects.

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ExxonMobil Chemical is one of the largest chemical manufacturing companies in the world. Our unique portfolio of commodity and specialty businesses generates annual sales of nearly 25 million tonnes of prime products.

We operate major manufacturing facilities in key markets around the world, and our products serve as the building blocks for a wide variety of everyday consumer and industrial products.

We process feedstocks from ExxonMobil’s Upstream and Downstream operations, supplemented by market sources, to manufacture chemical products for higher-value end uses. We focus on product lines that capitalize on advantages in scale and technology, building on our strengths in advantaged feedstocks, lower-cost processes, and performance products. 

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As the largest global refiner, the majority of our refining capacity is integrated with our lubricants and/or chemical businesses. ExxonMobil’s global Fuels & Lubricants organization drives the efficient development and deployment of global best-practices and new technologies.

We manufacture and distribute products derived from crude oil and other feedstocks. Our global network of manufacturing plants, transportation systems and distribution centers provides fuels, lubricants and other high-value products to customers.

We are the world’s leading supplier of lubricant basestocks and the largest global marketer of finished lubricants. Supported by a highly trained field force, a strong distributor network and abundant supply, ExxonMobil delivers high-quality products and application expertise to customers around the world.

We also create long-term value by selling high-quality products and services daily to millions of customers across the globe. We market our Synergy™ fuels and other products to millions of customers worldwide through Esso, Exxon and Mobil-branded retail service stations, as well as global business-to-business segments — IndustrialWholesale FuelsAviation Fuels & Lubricants, and Marine Fuels & Lubricants.

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Natural Gas and Power Marketing

Reliable supplies of natural gas and access to power are fundamental to the world’s economic growth and increased prosperity. ExxonMobil employs a global team of commercial experts to maximize the value of the company’s gas, natural gas liquids and power interests in meeting the growing needs of consumers around the world.

With our detailed knowledge of global markets, we are able to capitalize on expanding natural gas and power markets. Natural gas, as an abundant lower-carbon fuel source, is expected to play an increasingly important role in powering the world’s economic growth over the coming decades. ExxonMobil is active and well positioned across the natural gas value chain in most major markets. Our global presence, combined with our ability to apply unique expertise across our Upstream, Downstream, and Chemical businesses, provides us with an important competitive advantage and leading capability to help meet the world’s growing natural gas and power demands.

While ExxonMobil strives to provide the energy to meet increasing global demand, we maintain a relentless focus on safe operations. Safety is and always will be our number one priority.

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Business divisions

An industry leader in almost every aspect of the energy and chemical manufacturing businesses, we operate facilities or market products in most of the world’s countries and explore for oil and natural gas on six continents.

Who we are Article Sept. 4, 2018