ExxonMobil is working with Linde as part of a long-term commercial agreement to upgrade residue to hydrogen and synthesis gas at an expansion of its integrated manufacturing complex in Singapore.
The multi-billion dollar expansion will convert fuel oil and other bottom-of-the-barrel crude products into higher-value lube base stocks and distillates at the Singapore facility, which includes the world’s only steam cracker capable of cracking crude oil.
Engineering, procurement and construction activities have begun, and start-up is anticipated in 2023.
“The demand for high-quality fuels and lubricants will increase as the global economy expands,” said Bryan Milton, president of ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Company.
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