ExxonMobil works to supply adequate fuel to earthquake-ravaged Japan

By Phaedra Friend Troy

Super-major ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) is working to supply adequate fuel to emergency responders in Japan following the deadly earthquake and tsunamis last week.

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ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha and TonenGeneral, ExxonMobil affiliates in Japan, are working with Japanese authorities to supply adequate fuel to emergency responders and areas hit by the earthquake and tsunamis to assist in the recovery.

"Our people are making exceptional efforts to maximize gasoline production at our refineries and deliver stable supplies to our service stations, especially in the most affected areas,” said Philippe Ducom, representative director of ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha and president of TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K. “Our Kawasaki refinery is maximizing its on-site power production to help supply electricity to the densely-populated Kanto area."

With nearly 3,000 employees in the country, ExxonMobil operates petroleum and petrochemical refining and distribution assets in Japan, as well as gas and power marketing and project engineering businesses.

Additionally, ExxonMobil has donated $1 million to the Japanese Red Cross Society, and pledged to match up to an additional $2 million in employee, retiree, dealer and distributor donations to Japanese disaster relief.

“ExxonMobil and its employees are deeply saddened by the devastation and loss of life suffered by the people of Japan by this horrific event,” said Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer.

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