ExxonMobil Corporation’s Baton Rouge Refinery is the second largest oil refinery in the United States, and it has a tremendous impact on the everyday lives of people right here in our community, according to Dave Dartez, Human Resources Services Manager for ExxonMobil in Baton Rouge. Dartez was guest speaker for the Baton Rouge Early Risers Kiwanis weekly meeting on November 12, held in the Southern University Mayberry Dining Hall.
Dartez stated that ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge Refinery processes approximately 500,000 barrels of crude oil a day, and supplies about five percent of the U. S. demand for gasoline. There are several other ExxonMobil plants involved, he noted. The plant is heavily integrated with other Baton Rouge Area ExxonMobil facilities which helps with their manufacturing process and helps to keep their cost structure low. Interestingly, he said that commercial grade wax is a byproduct of some of the crude oil they process. Motor oil is another primary product produced from crude oil processing and is packaged at the ExxonMobil Port Allen Lubricants Plant.