ExxonMobil to move US refining base to Houston

ExxonMobil said Wednesday that it will expand the size of its campus under construction in Houston to accommodate additional employees from the immediate area and from company locations in Fairfax, Va. and Akron, Ohio.

The affected units include ExxonMobil Refining and Supply in Fairfax, which had played host to the segment for some time. Mobil was based in Fairfax prior to its 1999 merger with Exxon.

Other companies involved are ExxonMobil Research and Engineering; ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing; the Akron-based employees of ExxonMobil Chemical; and select positions from ExxonMobil Research and Engineering and ExxonMobil Chemical now located at the Baytown refinery complex outside of Houston.

“Including additional employees on the new campus will provide even more opportunities for collaboration and innovation, supporting ExxonMobil’s mission of delivering energy to meet growing global needs,” said Bryan Milton, president of ExxonMobil Global Services.

The new campus will have multiple low-rise office buildings, laboratory, conference and training centers and facilities such as child care, a wellness center and other employee amenities, the company said.

The campus is located on a 385-acre wooded site on company-owned land near the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road.

It will accommodate approximately 10,000 employees and is being constructed to high standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, according to the company.

Construction of the campus began in 2011. Early site work includes the construction of access roads and bridges, central utilities, computer support and parking facilities.

Employees will move to the campus in phases as the buildings are constructed, beginning in early 2014.

Full occupancy for employees is expected by 2015.

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