News releases

  • 3/28/13 3:16 pm EDT
    HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing LLC, an affiliate of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, (NYSE:XOM), has signed an agreement to license its tubular process technology to Sasol North America for a new low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Lake Charles, La. The new 420 thousand tonnes per year plant is expected to be completed in late 2016. Sasol Polymers, a division of Sasol Chemical Industries, also licensed the ExxonMobil Chemicalmore...
  • 3/20/13 4:56 pm EDT
    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 billionmore...
  • 3/20/13 2:30 pm EDT
    HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--I’m pleased to be here to discuss strategies for a sustainable future. As leaders of this industry, we face a variety of challenges, from weak global economies to rising public concerns about the safety of our products. But in every country I visit, the conversation quickly turns to shale gas and its impact on the chemical business. Without question, the reversal of fortunes of the American chemical industry is one of the mostmore...
  • 3/5/13 6:30 pm EST
    HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New investment -- including a world-scale ethylene steam cracker proposed by ExxonMobil -- is expanding the U.S. petrochemical industry’s position as a global producer, Steve Pryor, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, said in a speech at the IHS CERAWeek 2013 conference today. “For the first time in more than a decade, major capacity additions have been announced that convert ethane, a natural gas liquid, to ethylene, themore...
  • 1/10/13 11:18 am EST
    PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Abundant, affordable domestic natural gas is helping to revitalize energy-intensive industries like petrochemical manufacturing, a senior ExxonMobil Chemical Company executive said today. In a presentation at the Manufacturing Renaissance Forum, Bruce Macklin, senior vice president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, said, “Looking back 20 years, chemicals were our nation’s top export product. But as recently as five years ago, we were on themore...
  • 12/28/12 5:00 pm EST
    SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil has commenced startup operations at one of the world’s largest ethylene steam crackers, the centerpiece of the company’s multi-billion dollar expansion project at its Singapore petrochemical complex. The expansion, powered by a new 220-megawatt cogeneration plant, adds 2.6 million tonnes per year of new finished product capacity. It includes two new polyethylene plants, a polypropylene plant, a metallocene elastomers unit,more...
  • 12/28/12 5:00 pm EST
        新加坡,2012年12月28日——埃克森美孚世界规模最大的乙烯蒸汽裂解装置之一已建成投入运行,这是该公司在其新加坡石化厂投资数十亿美元进行的扩建项目的核心部分。     扩建项目年增新成品产能 260 万吨,供电来自新的220 兆瓦热电联产装置。该项目包括两个新的聚乙烯厂、一个聚丙烯厂、一套茂金属弹性体装置、一套羰基合成醇装置以及芳烃扩建工程,目前所有这些均已完工并开始投入运行。乙烯生产预计在未来几个月内启动。     “我们将在新加坡的成品产能翻了一番,使之成为埃克森美孚有史以来规模最大的化工扩建项目。”埃克森美孚化工公司总裁裴力浩说。“它位居新加坡乃至亚太区技术最先进和最有竞争力的生产基地之一。”     新的热电联产装置能有效地为泵、压缩机和其它设备的运转供电,同时可产生生产过程所需的额外蒸汽。热电联产比分别生产蒸汽和电力的传统方法效率高出许多,可降低运营成本,减少温室气体排放。    more...
  • 11/12/12 3:51 pm EST
    HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Abundant, affordable domestic natural gas resources have provided the U.S. petrochemical industry with a substantial competitive advantage, a senior ExxonMobil Chemical Company executive said last week. In a presentation at the Shale Petrochemical Manufacturing Summit at Philadelphia’s HUB Cira Centre, Lynne Lachenmyer, senior vice president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, said that increased natural gas production is revitalizing the U.S. petrochemical industry. “The ability to tap into vastmore...
  • 10/28/12 9:00 am EDT
    HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil Chemical’s new Bicor™ 18 MAT-S film is a one-side matte finish, one-side treated, heat-sealable OPP film that can deliver package weight savings. Designed for use as the outer web of a lamination, the heat sealability of Bicor 18 MAT-S film allows lap sealing of the matte finish layer to multiple coextruded OPP sealant webs. This enables a finished package weight reduction of up to 5 percent when compared to fin seal packagesmore...
  • 10/28/12 9:00 am EDT
    HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil Chemical has introduced a new vacuum-metallized, high barrier oriented polypropylene (OPP) film with a proprietary sealant layer that provides an excellent barrier to oxygen, moisture and light. The enhanced barrier performance of Metallyte™ 70 MET-HB2 film is well-suited to vertical form fill seal (VFFS) and horizontal form fill seal (HFFS) packaging applications in which products such as crisps and snacks, bakery products, cookies and crackers need to stay fresh for extendedmore...