Article June 5, 2019
ExxonMobil was the first oil and gas company to set up operations in Brazil. We arrived in the country on January 17, 1912, under the name of Standard Oil Company of Brazil, and since then we have kept uninterrupted activities in the country.
As part of our legacy, we have the Esso brand and the Tiger mascot in the gas stations. Also important to mention is The Reporter Esso radio cast and TV news show, which subsequently gave birth to the Esso Journalism Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the history of Brazilian journalism for six decades.
Article June 5, 2019
ExxonMobil's History in Brazil
ExxonMobil was authorized to set up operations in Brazil by a Decree issued by President Hermes da Fonseca, signed on January 17, 1912, under the name Standard Oil Company of Brazil. We were pioneers in the distribution of oil products, such as gasoline and kerosene, sold in drums and cans.
Our company has more than century-long history in Brazil with several other pioneering initiatives, such as the installation of the first gas pumps on public roads; the construction of the first tanker car and the country's first tanker truck; the fueling of the first aircrafts for Brazilian commercial aviation; the institution of the news bulletin that has become the standard in Brazil, the “Reporter Esso”; the creation of the Esso Journalism Award - later known as the ExxonMobil Journalism Award, for six decades.
We pioneered in the implementation of a single Order Service Center, in the launching of Maxxi Álcool and EssoMaxxi Gold, the first alcohol additive and premium gasoline in the country, respectively. We were also the first to include in the market a complete international line of lubricants, with Mobil 1 and Esso Ultron synthetic oils, the most advanced lubricants in the world, among other milestones.
In 1999, two major oil companies, Exxon and Mobil merged, resulting in the Exxon Mobil Corporation, bringing together the best human and technological resources.
In 2001, we installed our Global Business Center (GBC) in Curitiba. The GBC plays a crucial role in the company's local and global businesses, providing services such as Information Technology, Accounting, Finance and Customer Service and Support to more than 50 countries.
In recent years, we had active participation in bid rounds conducted by the National Agency of Oil, Gas and Biofuels (ANP), acquiring exploratory blocks in deep water. Currently, we are the largest area holders among international operators in Brazil, with more than 10,000 km2 and participation in 28 blocks in the Campos, Santos and Sergipe-Alagoas basins, with the partners Petrobras, Equinor, Petrogal, Enauta, Qatar and Murphy. We operate 17 of these assets.
ExxonMobil Renews Support to the Golden Lion Tamarin Association through FUNBIO and Announces a Project with Manatee AssociationOn August 2, the Golden Lion Tamarin International Day, ExxonMobil reaffirms its commitment to the environment, renewing the funding to Golden Lion Tamarin Association (AMLD), in Silva Jardim (RJ) through the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (FUNBIO), and starts supporting the Manatee Association, in Porto de Pedras (AL).
Brazil Aug. 9, 2021
ExxonMobil Supports Campaign to Fight Hunger in SergipeExxonMobil, the oil and gas company also known as Esso, will carry out its first social initiative in Sergipe by donating food baskets to around 3,600 low income suffering from economic vulnerability aggravated by the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Brazil July 14, 2021
Community and culture in BrazilWe are committed to producing the energy and chemical products that are essential to modern life and economic development in a way that helps protect the people, the environment and the communities where we operate. This includes mitigating the risks of climate change. Meeting this dual challenge will be even more important in the coming decades as growing populations and global economic expansion are expected to drive energy demand higher. We develop corporate citizenship programs aiming at health, education, culture and the environment.
Brazil Article • April 19, 2021
Safety and environment
The safety of our operations and of all our stakeholders is a vital aspect at ExxonMobil and is in our DNA. We are based on the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and governance performance (ESG) to achieve operational excellence.
In order to achieve Operational Excellency, ExxonMobil goes beyond the applicable environmental laws and regulations, and, thus, adopts high safety standards and state-of-the-art technology in its operations, always keeping the focus on people and on preserving the environment.
Brazil Article • April 19, 2021
Brazil UpstreamIn recent years, we have participated in the public bidding processes conducted by the National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels (ANP) and acquired offshore exploration blocks in Brazil.
Brazil Article • April 1, 2021
ExxonMobil Chemical in BrazilExxonMobil Chemical in Brazil operates in several businesses and in strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. Our office is located in Sao Paulo city, where we have our Sales, Market Development and Technology teams, offering a range of different products:
Brazil Article • March 31, 2021