Other U.S. operations

ExxonMobil, with more than 100 years in the refining industry, processes in excess of 1.9 million barrels of crude oil per day in the United States; that’s the volumetric equivalent of 133 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Article Sept. 27, 2018

In this article

Other U.S. operations

U.S. chemicals operations

ExxonMobil Chemical has three major complexes in the U.S. including Baytown and Beaumont, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. These facilities provide premium products to the Americas and worldwide.

Nearly half of our global capacity is located in the U.S., where we manufacture products for all of our business lines, including:

  • Adhesion
  • Butyl
  • Basic Chemicals
  • Global Marketing
  • Intermediates
  • Polyolefins
  • Specialty Elastomers
  • Synthetics

ExxonMobil Chemical Headquarters is located in Houston, Texas, along with business line management.

The company’s major chemical plants are integrated with refineries and have access to feedstocks ranging from light gases to heavy liquids. These plants are also tied into the region’s natural gas liquid supply hubs, allowing for unmatched capacity to process low-cost ethane. This level of downstream and upstream integration maximizes the flexibility to process advantaged feeds into premium products.

The U.S. is also home to two of ExxonMobil Chemical’s five technology centers including the Baytown Technology & Engineering Complex in Baytown, Texas and the Akron Business & Technology Center in Akron, Ohio. The technology centers support ExxonMobil Chemical’s primary research and customer applications.

U.S. pipeline operations

Each day, ExxonMobil Pipeline Company (EMPCo) and its affiliates transport about 2.8 million barrels of the following products through approximately 8,000 miles of pipeline in 10 states and the Gulf of Mexico:

  • Crude oil
  • Refined petroleum products
  • Liquefied petroleum gases
  • Natural gas liquids
  • Chemical feedstocks (such as butane, benzene, ethylene, propylene and resins)

Pipelines are the safest, most efficient and environmentally friendly means of transporting petroleum products, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. To safely operate our pipelines, EMPCo follows a comprehensive Integrity Management Program that includes:

Regularly maintaining our system using cleaning devices and cathodic protection to prevent corrosion

Running diagnostic tools and tests to detect corrosion or damage to our pipelines before a leak could occur

Additionally, EMPCo performs surveillance of our systems including:

  • Performing patrols on the ground and in the air
  • Monitoring our operations 24 hours a day through a centralized control center
  • Using sophisticated computers, alarms and other technologies designed to immediately implement protective measures should a leak be detected

ExxonMobil Pipeline Company is committed to conducting its business in a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible manner. This commitment requires compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, facilities that are designed and operated to high standards, and systematic identification and management of safety, health and environmental risks.

U.S. Upstream operations

Exploration

ExxonMobil continues to actively pursue exploration activities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. We are one of the largest leaseholders in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico with interests in 339 deepwater blocks.

In 2013, ExxonMobil was awarded the right to explore seven blocks in up to 7,200 feet of water within the Central Gulf of Mexico.

Production

ExxonMobil U.S. Production operates in five states — California, Texas, Wyoming, Louisiana and Alabama — as well as in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Santa Barbara County.

In addition to producing oil and natural gas, other products for sale include natural gas liquids, helium and carbon dioxide. Products are transported via truck or pipeline to refineries and customers throughout the United States.

Upstream Research Company

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company (URC), based out of Houston, TX, is charged with developing an array of industry-leading technologies that supports ExxonMobil’s continued leadership in exploration, development, production and gas commercialization. URC recruits and develops the industry's leading scientific and engineering talent, most of whom hold doctoral degrees. At URC, a diverse set of researchers from various countries and academic disciplines collaborate together to develop and deliver technologies and solutions that make ExxonMobil the partner of choice.

XTO Energy

XTO Energy Inc. was founded in 1986 in Fort Worth, Texas. Safely and responsibly extracting natural gas from U.S. shale and other tight formations is our principal business. We also produce crude oil and natural gas liquids in the United States.

We’re the nation’s largest holder of natural gas reserves, and we have one of the highest drilling success rates in the industry.

We operate throughout the United States, from the Great Plains to Appalachia. We own interests in approximately 40,000 producing oil and natural gas wells across the country.

XTO Energy Inc. and Exxon Mobil Corporation merged in 2010. This combined XTO’s expertise and experience in the natural gas business with ExxonMobil’s cutting-edge technologies, financial strength and historic leadership in the global energy industry.

XTO is built around exceptional employees who make exceptional performance a habit. Thanks to talented people, technological innovation and plenty of hard work, we’re the nation’s largest producer of natural gas.

Learn more about XTO Energy.

Related content

ExxonMobil Baytown facility at night.

Baytown area operations

Today, the ExxonMobil Baytown Complex is one of the largest integrated and most technologically advanced refining and petrochemical complexes in the world. 

United States Article Aug. 5, 2019

ExxonMobil facility in Baton Rouge at night.

Baton Rouge area operations

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge has been essential to the economic, political and social landscapes of the community. Operational excellence and improved energy efficiency are responsible for ever-increasing output capacity.

United States Article May 9, 2019

Joliet worker Jessica Berkey

Joliet operations

The Joliet Refinery is located 40 miles southwest of Chicago, Ill. Built in 1972, the Joliet facility is one of the newest refineries in the United States and is ideally located to receive and process Canadian crude oil delivered by pipeline.

United States Article Sept. 27, 2018

The Energy Center on the Houston Campus.

Our Houston Campus

ExxonMobil's state-of-the-art campus north of Houston serves as home to its Upstream, Downstream, Chemicals and XTO Energy companies and their associated service groups. The facility opened in 2014 and accommodates more than 10,000 employees and visitors.

United States Article Sept. 27, 2018

ExxonMobil employees at the Billings refinery facility.

Billings refinery operations

The Billings Refinery started operations in 1949, processing an average of 20,000 barrels per day of crude oil.

United States Article Sept. 27, 2018

Hurricane Preparedness and Risk Management, Summer 2018

Hurricane Preparedness and Risk Management Edition

United States July 31, 2018