Engineering News

ExxonMobil Commissions ULSD Units at Baytown, Baton Rouge
October 21, 2010

ExxonMobil announced Thursday it has completed commissioning of new units to produce ultra low sulfur diesel at its Baytown, Texas and Baton Rouge, La., refineries. This will enable ExxonMobil to increase the supply of ultra low sulfur diesel by over 3 million gallons a day from the refineries, and allow for reduced emissions from diesel consumption when used in modern engines.

"These projects are part of a series of global investments aimed at reducing the sulfur content of diesel fuel," said Sherman Glass, president, ExxonMobil Refining & Supply. "Together, they will help ensure future supplies of ultra low sulfur diesel products and enable the use of advanced technology diesel engines, resulting in improved air quality."

In December 2008, ExxonMobil announced plans to invest over $1 billion in three refineries to increase supply of ultra low sulfur diesel. The projects, located in the United States and Belgium, required construction of new hydrotreater units at each facility, as well as modification to the existing facilities. In the United States, the two projects provided more than 3,000 construction jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars of economic impact in the Baytown and Baton Rouge communities.

Completion of commissioning activities in Antwerp is expected later this year.

Ultra low sulfur diesel is commonly used to run everything from tractor-trailers, buses and marine vessels to off-road equipment such as backhoes, threshers and locomotives.

Source: ExxonMobil Corp.

Engineering News Archive


Applicant Procedures
Job Seekers
Resume Help
Professional Organizations
Engineering Career Information
Engineering Colleges

Recruiters for
Professionals in the Chemical
& Pharmaceutical Industries
We recruit exclusively for Engineers and Operations/Maintenance Management Personnel in the following areas:
Specialty chemicals
Bulk chemicals
Commodity Chemicals
Fine chemicals
Industrial gases
Career Center | FAQs | Privacy
SESI Corporate Headquarters (954)755-3121 ext 109
© Search Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.
Submit a Job About Search Enterprises Submit a Resume Candidates Job Opportunities Search Enterprises Home