January 8, 2022 [NGI Natural Gas Intelligence] – ExxonMobil has ramped up more polypropylene production at its petrochemicals complex in Baton Rouge, LA, increasing capacity to 450,000 metric tons/year.
The integrated Louisiana complex produces transportation fuels and various products including polypropylene.
“With the startup of this new production unit, we are well positioned to responsibly meet the growing global demand for these high-performance polymers,” said ExxonMobil Product Solutions President Karen McKee.
“The ingenuity of our people and our investments in technology enable us to produce high quality products that are essential to daily life.”
ExxonMobil noted that it maintained its investments in the project through the pandemic and related economic downturn. Total capital investment was more than $500 million. With the investment, ExxonMobil set its sights on reducing the facility’s volatile organic compound emissions by up to 10%.
During construction, the project employed more than 650 people. With full operational status, the project employs 65 people full time.
The integrated operations in Baton Rouge include a 500,000 b/d-plus refinery, as well as chemical, lubricants, polyolefins and plastics manufacturing.
ExxonMobil has more than 5,500 employees and contractors in the Baton Rouge area and said its operations account for about one in every 10 jobs in the region.
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