- State-of-the-art facility is equipped with leading production technologies
- New plant to produce entire line of Mobil JetTM aviation lubricants
- Helps meet rising demand for high performance synthetic aviation lubricants
IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exxon
Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today announced that its Port Allen
aviation lubricants plant has achieved full production for the entire
line of Mobil Jet™ engine lubricants. The state-of-the-art aviation
lubricants blending, packaging and distribution facility started
shipping product worldwide in August after receiving regulatory
The 90,000 square foot facility is part of a $200 million investment to
expand ExxonMobil’s integrated chemical and lubricants complex in Baton
Rouge, which is already one of the largest petrochemical hubs in the
“We anticipate that demand for advanced aviation fuels and lubricants
will increase 55 percent by 2040,” said Nancy Carlson, vice president of
aviation and marine at ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants. “The Port Allen
plant will position ExxonMobil for growth, enabling the company to meet
the emerging needs of the industry while integrating modern technologies
to manufacture aviation engine oils for many years to come.”
The facility uses the latest manufacturing equipment, including in-line
blending, high-speed quart line and flow-through racking, and a range of
sustainable features to increase electrical energy efficiency, including
natural day-lighting panels, a comprehensive recycling program and
dedicated water treatment facilities.
In 2012, Louisiana Economic Development worked in partnership with
ExxonMobil to position the state for this opportunity. This partnership
helped to create 400 direct construction jobs and 45 new, permanent jobs
between the Port Allen and chemical plant sites.
ExxonMobil’s century-long commitment to the aviation industry began in
1903 when the Wright brothers’ used ExxonMobil-heritage fuels and
lubricants for their inaugural flight.
Today ExxonMobil’s aviation engine oils include Mobil Jet Oil II, Mobil
Jet Oil 254 and Mobil
Jet Oil 387, the company’s most advanced, synthetic high performance
capability turbine engine oil.
The Port Allen aviation lubricants plant adheres to a number of quality
control and management systems, including the International Standards
Organization 9001 and U.S. Navy Military Standard.
ExxonMobil operates 33 facilities in Louisiana and employs about 5,500
employees and contractors. In the last three years, the company has
invested more than $1 billion in capital projects in the Baton Rouge
area, which has led to more than 4,500 direct construction jobs.
For more information about ExxonMobil’s aviation business, visit www.exxonmobil.com/aviation/.
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