As part of its Singapore Resid Upgrade Project and as demand for cleaner fuels and distillates is growing, ExxonMobil will upgrade its residual production into higher-value lubricant base stocks and cleaner fuels.
As part of its Singapore integrated refining and petrochemical complex upgrades in 2025, the oil major expects to add about 20,000 barrels of light, heavy and extra-heavy lubricant base stocks.
“ExxonMobil is introducing a unique high-viscosity Group II clear and bright base stock at a large scale,” said Todd Sepulveda, vice president of Basestocks & Waxes at ExxonMobil.
The project will introduce new grades of EHC 50 and EHC 120 to the market, as well as up to 6,000 barrels per day of extra-heavy base stocks, including the new Group II base stock, EHC 340 MAXTM.
As a result of the Singapore Resid Upgrade Project, the refinery will also be able to produce cleaner fuels that are 0.5% sulfur compliant, as required by the International Maritime Organization.
XOM’s Singapore refinery produces fuels and base stocks for industrial and automotive lubricants, as well as aromatics for sale within Singapore and export to countries in the Asia-Pacific region.