ExxonMobil

Yesenia Espinoza with her two daughters Michelle and Angelina

ExxonMobil confirmed in a statement that an Echo worker has died as a result of an accident at its Beaumont refinery. The accident happened Friday, Dec. 1 at the downtown refinery.

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ExxonMobil put out an early morning fire at its Beaumont refinery crude unit Tuesday, Nov. 28. The fire was reported around 6 a.m. on the south side of the refinery.

"Onsite responders quickly extinguished the fire, and there were no injuries," said Ashley Alemayehu, Beaumont Area Public and Government Affairs Manager for ExxonMobil Corporation.

Initial air quality monitoring shows no off-site impact, Alemayehu said.

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On August 17, a Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy was injured while working an off duty job at the ExxonMobil refinery on Hwy 90 in Beaumont, Deputy Marcus McLellan said in a release. 

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ExxonMobil Beaumont Refinery at 1795 Burt St. in downtown Beaumont

During a meeting May 9, the Beaumont City Council unanimously approved an amendment to the city’s industrial district agreement with ExxonMobil and approved abatements requested by the company for new local expansion.

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Qatar Petroleum announced Tuesday, April 25 that Golden Pass Products (GPP) has received authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy to export LNG to Non-Free Trade Agreement countries. NFTA Countries are countries that do not have a free-trade agreement with the U.S.

“Golden Pass Products is pleased to have achieved this important regulatory milestone as we continue to work to develop the export opportunity,” said company spokesperson Clark Vega.

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Junior Achievement of the Golden Triangle (JA) hosted over 160 high school students and 70 professional engineers from 18 local companies at its sixth annual Engineering Job Shadow Lunch at the Beaumont Event Centre on Feb. 22, Flint Hills Resources Port Arthur Community Relations Community Coordinator Claire Jackson said in a release.

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Beaumont ISD Officer Macie Bergeron and Chief Rob Flores

The Beaumont Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) distributed nearly $13,000 in grant items to students and staff of the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) for innovative classroom projects during the 2016 Fall Grant Caravan on Dec. 2. The foundation and friends visited nine campuses and the BISD Police Department, awarding 12 grants to 11 staff and a group of five students.

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ExxonMobil announced plans Tuesday, July 26, to increase production of ultra-low sulfur fuels at its Beaumont refinery by approximately 40,000 barrels per day, further strengthening its integrated downstream portfolio while meeting environmental standards.

 “This will represent the largest capital investment at our Beaumont refinery in more than a decade,” said Fernando Salazar, manager of the Beaumont refinery, of the $450 million investment by ExxonMobil.

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The Joint Terrorism Task Force associated with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas in Beaumont has made an arrest in the bomb threat made at ExxonMobil on Wednesday, June 15.

A 23-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been arrested for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.  

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Photo by Kevin King

The ExxonMobil Downtown refinery issued a shelter-in-place Wednesday, June 15,  after the refinery received a bomb threat.

"ExxonMobil received a bomb threat shorty before 11 a.m.," said Patrick Trahan, Manager, Public and Government Affairs for ExxonMobil. "We contacted the authorities."

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded along with the Joint Terrorism Task Force. 

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