Exxon Mobil Corporation is committed to being the world's premier petroleum and petrochemical company. To that end, we must continuously achieve superior financial and operating results while simultaneously adhering to high ethical standards. Meeting the increasing demand for energy poses many challenges: efficiency, developing new supplies and safeguarding the environment. Technology will play a critical role in meeting these challenges.
ExxonMobil Corporation has interest in nearly 15,000 MW of power generating assets including approximately 3,700 MW of cogeneration capacity. ExxonMobil Power and Gas Services, Inc is responsible for developing the Corporation's understanding of power markets and works closely with ExxonMobil's operating functions to develop new, economic cogeneration facilities around the world.
EMPGSI also has responsibility to manage both power and gas purchases for ExxonMobil sites around the world as well as to manage any sales of excess power from our cogeneration facilities.For More information see their website on Cogeneration
ExxonMobil’s roots in the U.K. date back to 1888. The Esso, Mobil and ExxonMobil companies that operate in the U.K. are wholly owned subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil Corporation. The principal companies are Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd., ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd., Esso Exploration and Production U.K. Ltd. and Advanced Elastomer Systems Ltd. Specific international operations are stewarded from the U.K. by ExxonMobil International Ltd., ExxonMobil Gas Marketing Europe Ltd., ExxonMobil Marine Ltd. and International Marine Transportation Ltd.
Our main U.K. operating locations are: Fawley, near Southampton, England, where we have a refinery and chemicals manufacturing plant; Mossmorran in Fife, Scotland, where we have an ethylene manufacturing plant; and Newport, South Wales, where we have a thermoplastic elastomer products manufacturing plant. Our main offices are at Leatherhead (UK Headquarters) and Fawley, England and Aberdeen, Scotland.
We have more than 6,500 employees and 1,500 contractors in the U.K. In addition, more than 3,000 people in the U.K. are employed at independently run Esso service stations.
The Esso refinery at Fawley, near Southampton, is the largest in the U.K. and one of the most complex in Europe. Situated on Southampton Water, it has a mile-long marine terminal that handles around 2,000 ship movements and 22 million tons of crude oil and other products every year. The refinery processes around 330,000 barrels of crude oil a day and provides 20 per cent of U.K. refinery capacity.
We are committed to the very highest safety, health and environmental standards. But we are never complacent and are always exploring ways of further improving the safety and integrity of our operations.
Safety is the first priority in all our activities and our safety performance across the Fawley site is excellent. Workers at Fawley are significantly safer than the average in the European oil and chemical industry. Although our safety performance continues to earn us awards, we know we are not perfect. We are committed to learning from our mistakes and will not be satisfied until our operations are flawless.
We continue to improve our environmental performance. The site's emissions to atmosphere have been falling steadily. This reduction has been achieved in part by the installation of a £60 million cogeneration unit. This highly energy efficient combined heat and power (CHP) unit burns fuel at an efficiency of 75 per cent, twice the efficiency of a conventional power station. Energy efficiency improvements over recent years have led to significant reductions in emissions - equivalent to taking 250,000 cars off British roads every year.
Our record on releases of oil in water used by the refinery is also excellent. The site draws over 300,000 tons of sea water from Southampton Water every day, mostly for cooling purposes. When it is returned to the sea after purification it is often cleaner than when it was extracted.
The thriving saltmarsh on the seaward boundary of the site is a testament to our environmental performance. It forms a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) that is home to some 22 species of birds. The land boundary of the site is surrounded by a tree screen containing some 50,000 mature trees and shrubs, originally planted some 50 years ago.
The refinery and adjacent chemical manufacturing plant are committed to being responsible neighbors and have a well-established program of community links in the area. A newsletter about the Fawley site, Community Matters , is distributed to local residents six times a year.