ExxonMobil Baytown Project to Feature Environmental Technology, Premium Products

Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:56pm EDT

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ExxonMobil Chemical President discusses plans at IHS World Petrochemical
HOUSTON--(Business Wire)--
State-of-the art environmental technology will enable ExxonMobil`s planned
chemical expansion at Baytown to operate within existing Texas permitted
emission limits, Steve Pryor, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, said in
a speech today at the IHS World Petrochemical Conference. 

"Reducing environmental impact has been an ongoing strategy at Baytown," Pryor
said. Over the past decade, the site has invested over $1.3 billion in
environmental upgrades to improve air quality and achieve double-digit
improvements in energy efficiency. 

The plans include a new multi-billion dollar world-scale steam cracker and
expansion of premium polyethylene production at ExxonMobil`s Baytown site,
already the country`s largest integrated refining-chemical complex, Pryor noted.
The facilities will produce premium polymers incorporating company advances that
have reduced film thickness by two percent per year for the last 20 years, said

He pointed out that the unique advantages of premium products, unmatched scale
and integration with the company`s refining and natural gas businesses should
sustain economic returns over the ups and downs of the business cycle. 

The Greater Houston area would benefit from $870 million per year in increased
economic activity, including an estimated 10,000 jobs at the peak of
construction and 3,800 permanent jobs. 

The Baytown project illustrates the company`s strategy for sustainability,
benefiting customers, shareholders, the environment, and society, Pryor


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timing, capacities, and economic impacts, could differ materially due to factors
including: changes in oil or gas prices or other market or economic conditions
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About ExxonMobil Chemical

ExxonMobil Chemical is one of the world`s premier petrochemical companies with
manufacturing, technology, and marketing operations around the world. The
company delivers a broad portfolio of products and solutions efficiently and
responsibly, with a commitment to create outstanding customer and shareholder
value. ExxonMobil Chemical endorses the principles of sustainable development,
including the need to balance economic growth, social development and
environmental considerations. 

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