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Thursday, 11 June, 2015  

ExxonMobil’s Singapore base stock facility expansion serving market

- Additional capacity supports customer requirements for high quality base stocks
- ExxonMobil reaffirms long-term commitment to Asia-Pacific with investment
- Base stocks EHC 50 and EHC 110 for use in passenger car engine oils, heavy duty engine oils and industrial lubricants

Singapore - ExxonMobil is serving the market with additional capacity following the completion of its Singapore lubricant base stock refinery expansion earlier this year to produce additional EHC™ Group II base stock.

“Completing the expansion of our Singapore base stock facility has strengthened our manufacturing capabilities and ability to offer larger volumes of EHC Group II base stocks to our customers in Asia-Pacific,” said George W. Arndt, Jr., general manager of global base stock & specialties for ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants. “Through this investment, we have reaffirmed our long-term commitment to providing high-quality products to the Asia-Pacific market.”

ExxonMobil produces base stocks from the EHC blending slate at multiple sites around the world, offering customers formulation and supply chain flexibility. The Singapore Refinery manufactures EHC 50 and EHC 110. EHC 50 and EHC 110 are designed to cover the blending requirements of numerous high-quality lubricants spanning a range of viscosities in the Asia-Pacific market including passenger car engine oils, heavy duty engine oils and industrial lubricants. Singapore Refinery also manufactures Core™ Group I base stocks, in particular Group I HN and Brightstock grades for Industrial and Marine applications.

“The additional Group II products became available from the Singapore Refinery in January of this year. The expansion enables us to support our customers in Asia-Pacific who are seeking a reliable source of additional high-quality Group II base stocks to meet their own growth needs,” said Ken Chandler, ExxonMobil’s Asia-Pacific base stock sales manager. “ExxonMobil supplies both Group I and Group II base stocks in Asia Pacific and our supply capability, delivered across the region, is well placed to meet our customers’ needs today and into the future.”

“The expanded base stock facility is another example of how ExxonMobil has invested to build on its strong manufacturing base in Singapore, to increase its competitiveness and to help meet the growing needs in the region,” said Gan Seow Kee, chairman and managing director of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

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