ExxonMobil Baytown, Beaumont refineries begin fuels production

IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil said that its Baytown and Beaumont refineries have begun producing fuels at reduced rates and that crude oil and refined product pipelines in the Gulf and other regions of Texas have restarted as recovery continues from Hurricane Harvey.

Photo courtesy of ExxonMobil.
Photo courtesy of ExxonMobil.

Offshore production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore facilities have resumed normal operations.

“We are making good progress safely restoring our operations to pre-storm levels,” said Jerry Wascom, president of ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Company. “We have brought in gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from other regions to supplement our own production to ensure a quick return of reliable supply to our customers.”

Crude oil and refined product pipelines operated by ExxonMobil Pipeline Company to and from the Baytown refinery are in service. Pipelines from Baytown to San Antonio and Irving, Texas have returned to full service and terminals in those locations have reopened. Pipeline services to all ExxonMobil throughput and exchange terminals have been restored. As a result, fuel supplies available to consumers have largely returned to normal levels.

The company is working to restore chemical and lubricants manufacturing operations. The Baytown chemical plant, Mont Belvieu plastics plant and Beaumont polyethylene plant have resumed normal operations. The Baytown olefins plant is operating at reduced rates. The Beaumont chemical plant and the lubricants blending and packaging plant have resumed operations and are ramping up toward pre-storm production capacity.

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