06 February 2013 17:25 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--ExxonMobil announced this week plans to expand Group II and II+ base oil production capacity at its Baytown, Texas, refinery location, sources confirmed on Wednesday.
Following completion of regulatory approvals and funding, construction on the expansion is scheduled to begin late 2013.
A 2015 target is scheduled for start-up of the base oil units, according to ExxonMobil’s announcement.
While no specific volume numerics were released, the company said the expansion will significantly increase its output of Group II and II+ base stocks.
ExxonMobil’s Baytown refinery currently has 9,800 bbl/day production capacity of Group I base oils and 11,700 bbl/day of Group II production output.
ExxonMobil also has Group I and Group II base oil production at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Group I production at Beaumont, Texas.
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