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 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

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

Multi-billion Gulf investment to create tens of thousands of high-paying jobs ExxonMobil is planning to invest billions to build and expand more than a dozen manufacturing projects, creating thousands of jobs and billions of dollars’ worth of economic activity.

Growing the Gulf Article Feb. 5, 2019

ExxonMobil to proceed with new crude unit as part of Beaumont refinery expansion SPRING, Texas — ExxonMobil said today that it has reached a final investment decision and started construction on a new unit at its Beaumont, Texas refinery that will increase crude refining capacity by more than 65 percent, or 250,000 barrels per day.

Newsroom News Jan. 29, 2019

ExxonMobil starts up new ethane cracker in Baytown, Texas HOUSTON — ExxonMobil said today that operations have commenced at its new 1.5 million ton-per-year ethane cracker at the company’s integrated Baytown chemical and refining complex.

Newsroom News July 26, 2018