ExxonMobil inks deal with Indonesia for low-emission petrochemicals

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ExxonMobil inks deal with Indonesia for low-emission petrochemicals
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Today, ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM ) and Indonesia strengthened their partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to construct a new low-emission petrochemical complex. This collaboration is aimed at producing high-quality polymers while implementing Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) using geological formations beneath the Java Sea.

The agreement is an expansion of the existing relationship between ExxonMobil and Indonesia's state-owned energy company Pertamina. The updated principal agreement, initially established in 2021, is set to further develop a significant CCS hub in the northwestern Java Sea. This hub will play a crucial role in capturing and managing CO2 emissions from regional industries, marking a significant step towards reducing environmental impact.

The initiative aligns with global efforts to tackle climate change by lowering greenhouse gas emissions from industrial activities. By focusing on the development of high-quality polymer products, the project also aims to meet the growing demand for advanced materials that support sustainability.

The collaboration between ExxonMobil and Indonesia demonstrates a shared commitment to environmental stewardship and innovation in energy production. With the Java Sea's geological storage capabilities, this venture is poised to become a model for integrating economic growth with climate-conscious practices in the petrochemical industry.

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