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Up Close: Engineering resiliency into our operations

While most scientists agree climate change could pose risks related to extreme weather, sea level rise, temperature extremes and precipitation changes, the limited scientific understanding of the likelihood, magnitude, frequency or geographical distribution of these events poses a challenge in planning. Our facilities are designed, constructed and operated to withstand a variety of extreme climactic and other conditions, with safety factors being built in to cover a number of engineering uncertainties, which cover those associated with potential climate change impacts. We continue to engage with major engineering societies, international organizations and industry groups to develop sound engineering perspectives on managing the risks of extreme weather.

Photo — ExxonMobil facilities, such as our Baytown (Texas) Refinery, are constructed and operated to withstand a variety of extreme conditions.

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