Chevron begins construction of lubricants factory

Chevron Lubricants will commence construction of a lubricants manufacturing facility at the company’s refinery in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

The $1.4bn (£0.9bn) Pascagoula Base Oil Project (PBOP) is projected to generate approximately 1,000 jobs over the next two years of construction and about 20 permanent positions once the facility is operating.

The facility will manufacture 25,000 barrels per day of premium base oil, the main ingredient in the production of top-tier motor oil that helps improve fuel economy, lower tail-pipe emissions and extend the time between oil changes.