Contact Us

Newsroom

2007 News Releases

 

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery Receives ENERGY STAR Award

Release Date: 11/29/2007
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – November 29, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented its ENERGY STAR Award to the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery today for its efforts and improvements in energy efficiency.

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery Manager Stan Vanderleeuw and Utilities Department Manager Pam Moore accepted the award, which recognizes individuals and organizations nationwide who adopt cost-effective, energy-efficient technologies and practices and better manage their energy costs.

“When large companies take common-sense steps and make smart energy choices, we all benefit,” said EPA Regional Administrator Richard E. Greene. “Whether running a business, a school, or a household, getting the most out of our energy dollars just makes sense.”

In 2000, ExxonMobil developed its Global Energy Management System (G-EMS) to focus on conserving energy. Since then, the Baton Rouge Refinery has implemented programs such as heat exchanger monitoring, a steam trap and steam leak repair program, and upgraded furnace air pre-heaters to find energy savings. Overall, these efforts have improved the refinery’s energy efficiency by 12 percent in the past seven years.

“We are proud to be recognized for our superior energy performance as a recipient of the EPA’s 2007 ENERGY STAR Award,” said Vanderleeuw. “ExxonMobil is committed to continuous efforts to improve our energy efficiency in Baton Rouge and everywhere we do business.”
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping save money and protect the environment through energy efficiency products and practices. To learn more about the ENERGY STAR program, please visit http://www.energystar.gov/

EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/audio.htm#audio112907_exxonmobil

###