ExxonMobil to expand Group II base oils in Singapore

26 June 2013 13:15  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--ExxonMobil's Singapore Refinery will expand its Group II EHC base oils production capacity, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

The expansion project will be to increase production of EHC 50 and EHC 110 base stocks in Singapore, according to the statement.

The additional capacity is expected to be available by early 2015, the company said.

The Singapore refinery is currently capable of producing 1.9m tonnes of Group I and II base oils per annum, according to XB Cox, ExxonMobil’s global basestocks and specialities planning manager.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the two-day 7th ICIS Asian Base Oils and Lubricants Conference being held in Singapore on 26-27 June.

Specific capacity figures for the expansion were not disclosed.

"But it will be a substantial amount," Cox said, adding that this expansion will not affect their Group I production in Singapore.

Earlier this year, ExxonMobil announced plans to expand its EHC base oils production at its refinery at Baytown, Texas, where construction is expected to be competed by early 2015.

By: Junie Lin

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