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Exxon Mobil shuts down chemical plant in Texas thanks to Tropical Storm Imelda

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 19, 2019
Exxon Mobil said it has shuttered its petrochemical operations in Beaumont, Tx.
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Exxon is weighing doing the same for its massive oil refinery as severe rainfall and flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda continues through Thursday.

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The storm, since downgraded to a tropical depression, has battered much of the Gulf Coast south and east of Houston with rapid rainfall.

Exxon's Beaumont refinery is the fourth-largest oil refinery in Texas, churning through about 370,000 barrels of oil a day to produce gasoline and other fuels. The refinery is undergoing a major expansion to make it one of the two largest refineries in the country.