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ExxonMobil expands Singapore refinery to raise base oil output

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EXXONMOBIL, which owns the largest refinery in Singapore, is expanding the facility to increase the production of base oil, which is used to manufacture lubricants.

EXXONMOBIL, which owns the largest refinery in Singapore, is expanding the facility to increase the production of base oil, which is used to manufacture lubricants.

Construction work is expected to start in the second quarter of this year and end by 2019.

With the expansion, the group will be able to strengthen the global supply of its EHC Group II base stocks. These help to maximise the performance of major automotive engine oil grades and finished lubricants in various industries.

"Our new investment in Group II base stocks will enable our customers to blend lubricants that satisfy more stringent specifications, help reduce emissions, and improve fuel economy and low-temperature performance," said global base-stock and specialties marketing manager Ted Walko.

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Work on a previously announced cogeneration project at the refinery also continues to be underway, the group said. When completed by the end of this year, it will improve the refinery's energy efficiency and reduce emissions.

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