Milestones: ExxonMobil's history in Singapore
Growing with Singapore since 1893
1893 - Vacuum Oil (whose parent company in the US was majority owned by Standard Oil) sets up a trading post at Robinson Quay next to the Singapore River selling kerosene
1906 - The Mei Foo kerosene lamp is introduced
1911 - Standard Oil opens an office on the fifth floor of Union Building at Collyer Quay
1931 - Vacuum Oil merges with the Standard Oil Company of New York (Socony) to form Standard-Vacuum Oil Company, or Stanvac
1949 - Stanvac starts to retail gasoline at service stations, with the first station at Outram Road. It also expands into aviation supply business at the Kallang Airport
1964 - First Mobil service station opens at Pasir Panjang
1965 - The Esso Tiger makes its debut
1966 - Mobil opens its refinery at Pioneer Road in Jurong
1970 - Esso's refinery at Pulau Ayer Chawan becomes operational
1985 - Mobil Marathon is launched
1986 - Esso introduces the convenience store concept to Singapore through the first service station with a mini-mart at West Coast Road
1993 - Esso's convenience stores get a new name: Tiger Mart.
1999 - Merger of Exxon and Mobil to form Exxon Mobil Corporation
2001 - ExxonMobil Chemical starts up the Singapore Chemical Plant, with its first steam cracker, on Jurong Island.
2004 - Opening of ExxonMobil-NTUC FairPrice Pilot Alliance service stations
2006 - FairPrice Xpress & Cheers stores open at ExxonMobil's service stations
2007 - All service stations converted to Esso brand
2013 - Start-up of the Singapore Chemical Plant expansion and the new diesel hydrotreater unit at the refinery.
2014 - ExxonMobil celebrates 120 years in Singapore.
2014 - Groundbreaking ceremony of the Singapore Butyl & Adhesion project.
Our history in SingaporeOur business presence has grown since 1893 as we continue to invest in technologies and assets in Singapore.
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ExxonMobil in SingaporeExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. is one of the largest foreign investors in Singapore with more than S$25 billion in assets here.
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