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Environmental performance

Conscientious practices. Rigorous standards.

Continually improving environmental performance while pursuing reliable and affordable energy

Ten years ago, we introduced Protect Tomorrow. Today. – a set of expectations that serves as the foundation for our environmental performance. Guided by a scientific understanding of the environmental impacts and related risks of our operations, these rigorous standards and good practices have become an integral part of our day-to-day operations in every country in which we do business including those with minimal regulations in place.

As well, we consider the long-term social and economic needs of the communities in which we work and continually engage stakeholders in the process.

The following are the three major areas in which we’ve concentrated our efforts to reduce environmental impacts.
  • Men working refinery

    Improve the efficiency of our operations

    ExxonMobil invested more than $1.5 billion over the last six years to improve efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our operating facilities, such as refineries and chemical plants. In the past ten years we have reduced greenhouse gas emissions in our operations by more than 7 million metric tons, which is the equivalent of taking about 1.4 million cars off the road.

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    Improve efficiency in consumer use of fuels

    We’re continually innovating to develop products that enable customers to reduce their energy use and CO2 emissions. For example, we have:

    • Developed specially formulated synthetic lubricants for cars, trucks and industrial equipment that last longer and help end-users reduce their energy consumption
    • Created tire liners that retain air better than their predecessors, thereby improving vehicle fuel efficiency
    • Developed a technology to improve the separator films used in lithium-ion batteries, which are used in laptops, cell phones and, increasingly, hybrid vehicles
    • Engineered Fuel Technology Synergy™ fuels to help improve fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions**

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    Develop breakthrough technologies

    ExxonMobil is conducting scientific research to discover innovative approaches to developing existing and next-generation energy sources, while at the same time developing products that can enable more efficient energy consumption. Here are a couple of examples:

    • Extended reach technology reduces our environmental footprint and, in offshore applications, limits our presence in the marine environment, reducing underwater noise and other activities. In onshore applications where a well is drilled from a land-based location to reach oil and gas deep under the ocean, interaction with marine life and the marine environment can be entirely eliminated
    • ExxonMobil’s proprietary Fast Drill technology is often used together with extended reach technology and further minimizes our environmental impact. The Fast Drill Process ensures wells are drilled as efficiently and quickly as possible. ExxonMobil’s drill rate has improved more than 80% since this process was introduced, resulting in an annual energy savings equivalent to removing 1,200 cars from the road. The reduction in fuel consumed also means a proportionate decrease in emissions

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    Energy to take you further

    Learn more about ExxonMobil, including milestones in our history and our ongoing commitment to environmental performance and supporting local communities.

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    Careers and workforce

    From joining our U.S. head office to being part of our global team, ExxonMobil is a dynamic and exciting place to work.

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  • Branded wholesaler heavy duty truck at Mobil station

    Become a Branded Wholesaler

    Learn about building a successful business by distributing Exxon™ and Mobil™ fuel and/or owning your own Exxon™ or Mobil™ gas station(s).

  • Helping businesses run efficiently

    From wholesale fuels and fuel-system management to high-quality marine and aviation fuel, ExxonMobil can help keep businesses running efficiently.

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*Applies to Exxon- and Mobil-branded gasoline compared to gasoline meeting minimum U.S. government standards. Actual benefits vary depending on factors such as vehicle type, driving style and gasoline previously used.

**Fuel economy improvement is based on Synergy-branded gasoline compared to gasoline meeting minimum U.S. government standards. Actual benefits will vary based on factors such as vehicle type, driving style and gasoline previously used. Exxon, Mobil and Synergy are trademarks or registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.