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Supply network expands with new European hub terminal

ExxonMobil Adds New Hub Terminal in Valencia, Spain
Expanding its Global Base Stocks Supply Network

  • Addition of world-class hub terminal supports a robust Group I and II offer
  • The hub terminal is part of ExxonMobil’s long-term plan to further expand its base stocks supply network
  • The broader supply network and scale will strengthen supply reliability and efficiency to meet customers’ needs today and in the future

Rotterdam, September 5, 2018 - ROTTERDAM – ExxonMobil announced today it will open a new hub terminal for vessel and truck loading in Valencia, Spain in the first quarter of 2019, supporting the expansion of its global base stocks supply network. The expansion is part of ExxonMobil’s continued investment in its supply logistics readiness to support a robust Group I and II offer from its European refineries.

“The addition of the Valencia hub terminal represents our ongoing commitment to growing our Group I and II supply reliability,” said Julia Ruessmann, basestocks & specialties sales manager, EAME. “This major step in the Rotterdam expansion journey will provide our valued customers with an efficient supply offer, as well as the highest standards in customer service and product integrity.”

ExxonMobil’s complete supply offer will be available from various hub terminals by vessel, truck or rail. Group II products will be available from Valencia in the first quarter of 2019, as well as from the Rotterdam, Vado and Liverpool supply hubs and distributors in Dubai and Durban.

Leveraging the regional presence and expertise of ExxonMobil Marine chartering, ExxonMobil will have the capacity to optimize shipments and deliveries between products and locations, providing the highest quality of service and an enhanced customer experience.

ExxonMobil will begin EHC™ production at its Rotterdam refinery following the completion of its hydrocracker expansion project at the end of 2018, with full commercialization of EHC™50 and EHC™120 targeted for the first quarter of 2019. In advance of startup, ExxonMobil continues to increase storage capacity and supply reliability and to collaborate with additive companies to provide maximum product coverage.

Once the Rotterdam project is complete, ExxonMobil will become the largest global Group I and Group II producer and the only supplier with significant base stock manufacturing assets across three continents.

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About ExxonMobil Basestocks
As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of base stocks, ExxonMobil is committed to bringing the most efficient production capacity to the base oils marketplace – ensuring long-term, reliable supply of consistent and innovative lubricant base stocks. For more than 135 years, product integrity and supply reliability have served as the foundation of ExxonMobil base stocks production. ExxonMobil’s robust CORE™ and EHC™ slates provide a broad range of base stocks with consistent quality and compatible characteristics.

For more information about product supply, visit ExxonMobil Basestocks.

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