ExxonMobil expands Singapore refinery to upgrade base-oil production

AMERICAN oil and gas giant ExxonMobil has completed an expansion at its Singapore refinery in Jurong to upgrade the production of its proprietary EHC Group II base stocks, it said in a media statement on Wednesday night.

Base stocks or base oils are used commonly for blending finished lubricants used to oil engines in vehicles, ships, planes and industrial plants. They are produced from refining crude oil.

The expansion will enable customers to blend lubricants that satisfy more stringent specifications, help lower emissions and improve fuel economy and low-temperature performance, ExxonMobil said.

Supply to customers is expected in the third quarter of 2019.

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