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Petrochemicals are versatile substances derived from oil or natural gas that are used to make a variety of materials, including specialty chemicals, basic commodity chemicals, synthetic rubber, polymers and plastics. European petrochemical manufacturing is an integral part of Europe’s future as a solutions provider and enabler of Europe’s energy transition. As one of the largest chemical companies worldwide, ExxonMobil provides quality chemical products and services in an efficient and responsible way to deliver the products that society needs.

The role of petrochemicals in Europe

Petrochemicals are versatile substances derived from oil or natural gas that are used to make various materials used in all kinds of products and applications. Innovation in the chemicals sector is a key driver of significant value to other sectors.

Petrochemicals: meeting society's challenges

Powering progress around the world, through our chemical products and services, we provide the building blocks for products that make life better, while remaining committed to the principles of sustainable development.

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EU policy recommendations

ExxonMobil supports a market- and science-based approach to European policy. Life-cycle thinking will continue to drive innovation, and should also drive policy.

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