Energy and environment

Environmental performance

ExxonMobil considers risk at every stage of development, and we continuously work to reduce environmental impacts.

ExxonMobil and sustainability

Reliable and affordable energy is essential to human progress. At the same time - like all industrial processes - energy development involves risk. ExxonMobil considers risk at every stage of development, and we continuously work to reduce environmental impacts. Rigorous standards and good practices that consider the needs of the communities where we operate guide our efforts.

Sustainability highlights

Emissions reductions

All our plants have programs aimed at minimising energy consumption and flaring which directly reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
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Environmental stewardship

Environmental support

ExxonMobil's commitment to environmental responsibility goes beyond compliance with regulatory requirements.

Environmental management

Our management approach is guided by an in-depth scientific understanding of the environmental impacts of our operations and a commitment to develop, maintain and operate projects using appropriate standards.

Site remediation

Adelaide Refinery The former Adelaide Refinery at Port Stanvac, located south of Adelaide near Lonsdale, was demolished in early 2014 and a project is underway to remediate the site to a standard suitable for future industrial use.
Tighes Hill remediation The Tighes Hill Terminal began operating as a petroleum storage and distribution facility in 1936 following the land reclamation from inter-tidal mangrove flat. The Depot commenced operation as a truck depot in the late 1980s. Mobil became the owner of both properties in 1991 as part of the national acquisition of facilities from Esso.
Newport community information In early December 2006, petrol odours were identified emanating from a stormwater drain near the corner of Challis and Market Streets, Newport, Victoria.
PFAS investigations at Longford Plants Esso Australia Pty Ltd (Esso) has been undertaking a range of environmental investigations across the Longford Plants and surrounding landholdings to investigate the occurrence of a group of chemicals known as PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances).

Water conservation

Water use is essential to the production and processing of crude oil. We have mature water management practices and seek continuous improvement opportunities across all our facilities.
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