- Site size in hectares - 370
- Site size in acres - 914
Mobile processes foreign and domestic crudes for the production of Heavy Olefin Feed, which is subsequently shipped to and converted at other Shell sites to ethylene, propylene, butadiene, etc. A range of other fuel products such as liquid petroleum gases, gasoline and kerosene are also made at Mobile.
Main chemicals products manufactured
Heavy Olefin Plant Feed; plus refined products: LPGs (liquid petroleum gases); gasoline; kerosene (jet fuel); diesel (# 2 oil); # 6 oil blend stock
Adjoining industrial activities
There are about 125 developed acres at the main plant site. The plant is bordered by wetlands on three sides. There are no adjoining or immediate industrial or residential neighbours. The facility also operates a deep-water dock on the Mobile River approximately 7.5 miles (12 km) from the plant. This facility includes a dock and tanks and is bordered by an industrial ship repair facility and another industrial tank farm and dock.
Since acquisition, Shell Chemical LP has conducted some debottlenecking, including the # 1 Crude Unit and the Vacuum Unit, to increase Heavy Olefin Feed production.
The facility was purchased by Shell on 1 August 1996.
The original facility was built and operated by Louisiana Land & Exploration Company, starting in 1975 with a single crude unit and reformer. Various units were added over time.