ExxonMobil is Calumet's Choice for a Lube Project at Louisiana Facility


ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (EMRE) announced today that its proprietary lube catalyst technology will be used by Calumet Shreveport Lubricants and Waxes LLC ("Calumet") at its Shreveport, Louisiana facility. Calumet is converting and expanding its existing fuels and lubes dewaxing process into a higher capacity lube dewaxing operation, enabling it to produce 8,600 barrels per calendar day of high quality base stocks.

The expanded lube train will use ExxonMobil's proprietary lube catalyst technology, including MSDW(TM) catalytic dewaxing and MAXSAT(TM) hydrofinishing catalysts, and the corresponding reactor design. The expansion is proceeding on an accelerated 18-month schedule with start-up expected the first quarter of 2008.

ExxonMobil has extensive experience in operations, performance maintenance and optimization, and more than 25 years of commercial experience using catalytically dewaxed base oils in a full range of finished lubricants.

EMRE is the research and engineering arm of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), a leading global oil, natural gas, and petrochemicals company whose subsidiaries have operations in approximately 200 countries and territories. Additional information regarding ExxonMobil and technologies it licenses can be found at http://www.exxonmobil.com/refiningtechnologies.

Calumet Shreveport Lubricants and Waxes LLC ("Calumet") is a specialty refinery owned by Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (Nasdaq:CLMT), a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products in North America. Calumet processes crude oil into customized lubricating oils, solvents, and waxes used in consumer, industrial, and automotive products. Calumet also produces fuel products including gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel. Calumet is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and has three plants located in northwest Louisiana.

Editorial Note: MSDW and MAXSAT are trademarks and proprietary process names of Exxon Mobil Corporation or its affiliates.

Source: Exxon Mobil Corporation