European operations overview

ExxonMobil is the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. We use technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs.

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European operations overview

We explore for, produce and sell crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products, and hold an industry-leading inventory of global oil and gas resources. We are the world's largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and our chemical company ranks among the world's largest.

We have been helping to meet energy demand in Europe for over 135 years. We are one of Europe's largest suppliers of oil and gas, a major refiner of crude oil for fuels and lubricants, and one of Europe's leading petrochemical companies, employing over 14,500 people across 16 European countries.

Key assets include North Sea oil and natural gas production operations, as well as onshore natural gas production in the Netherlands and Germany. In 2018, European operations accounted for 6 percent of ExxonMobil’s net oil production and 18 percent of natural gas production. 

Furthermore, we market products through a network service stations, and also directly to commercial segments, such as aviation, industrial and wholesale, equipment manufacturers, and marine. European refining operations at 8 refineries represent about 30 percent of ExxonMobil's global refining capacity. This includes world-scale refineries in Antwerp, Fawley, Gravenchon and Rotterdam. European Chemical operations represent more than 25 percent of ExxonMobil's global chemical capacity.

We are also a major investor in Europe. Over the past five years, ExxonMobil invested US $14.5 billion in Europe - about 8 percent of ExxonMobil's global investments.

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. See our guiding principles here.

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