The expansion will allow customers to blend lubricants to comply with stricter regulations, reduce emissions and improve fuel economy as well as low-temperature performance.

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Supply to customers is expected to take place from the third quarter of 2019, and builds upon recent expansions at ExxonMobil's Rotterdam facility, which aspires to strengthen the global supply of base stocks.

ExxonMobil’s EHC product line has been created to maximize the performance of engine oil grades and enhance the performance of finished lubricants used in multiple industries.

Construction of the expansion started in 2017 and was completed on schedule with 1 million workforce hours.

Earlier this year, ExxonMobil also announced a final investment decision on a multi-billion dollar expansion of the Singapore integrated manufacturing complex.

The safe, on-schedule completion and successful startup of this expansion further enhances ExxonMobil’s competitiveness in manufacturing Group II base stocks

said Bryan Milton, president of ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants.