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ExxonMobil Commits $247M to Modernize and Upgrade Baton Rouge Refinery

Office of the Governor of Louisiana, June 10, 2021

On Wednesday, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery Manager David Oldreive announced that the company will move forward with a $247 million investment into capital improvements at its 500,000 bpd Baton Rouge Refinery. 

The suite of projects will improve processing capability, increase flexibility for meeting market demand, advance overall site competitiveness, and install technology for an expected 10 percent reduction of volatile organic compound emissions. Furthermore, the projects will help retain 1,300 existing jobs at the refinery, and ExxonMobil estimates the upgrades will support more than 600 construction jobs on-site over three years. 

Project construction is expected to begin later this year. 

Louisiana and the Baton Rouge community have helped make this suite of projects a reality by offering strong support and the opportunity to collaborate to ensure this investment provides benefit for our citizens and local businesses,” Oldreive said. “Through this investment, we will reduce the facility’s volatile organic compound emissions up to 10 percent while bringing direct value to the community through increased tax revenue and job opportunities for local residents and small and diverse businesses. ExxonMobil has made significant progress to reduce emissions globally and plans further reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.

After a 1909 groundbreaking in Baton Rouge, the ExxonMobil Refinery has grown to be part of a world-scale, integrated refining and petrochemical complex providing fuels, lubricants and wax products to customers around the world.

Click here to read the full article from Office of the Governor of Louisiana.


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