Developing lower emission fuels
New Esso Supreme 25% Renewable Diesel
In the first trial of its type in the UK, new Esso Supreme 25% Renewable Diesel is now available at 20 Esso stations in England. Our latest premium diesel can be used in any diesel car, and provides the great protection and cleaning power you expect from Esso Synergy fuels – plus it’s made with 25% renewable content, and even has 15% lower life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than our regular diesel1. So you can drive with a little less impact, right now.Find out more
A number of exciting lower emission fuels opportunities are being developed, including a venture to produce renewable diesel from bio feedstocks such as wood waste, and bring it to markets in NW Europe.3Find out more
Reducing our own emissions
Founding member of the Solent Cluster
In the UK, we’re proposing an exciting project that would use hydrogen to help lower the industrial GHG emissions of the Southampton area and beyond – including that of our own Fawley refinery. This project, as part of the Solent Cluster, aims to make a major contribution to the UK’s move to net zero.
The project plans to produce hydrogen from natural gas, capturing the CO2 that is produced, and then shipping it offshore for safe and permanent storage under the seabed. This is a process called carbon capture and storage – and we have cumulatively captured more anthropogenic CO2 in this way than any other company globally7.
What’s so good about switching to hydrogen? Well it has lots of potential uses – for example, it can be used as a fuel for heavy industries that are really challenging to decarbonise. At Fawley we could use hydrogen to help us lower our refinery emissions when making fuels. Hydrogen could be fed into the existing gas network, providing lower-carbon energy to heat homes across the south of England. Hydrogen can also be used for, and help us make, lower emission transport fuels, including road fuels. And the best bit about switching to hydrogen is that the only emissions from using it are typically water and heat.Find out more
Carbon Capture and Storage
So where do we plan to store the CO2 captured from our UK activities? One example is the Acorn project.
Esso is partnering in the development of the proposed Acorn project in Scotland, which incredibly has the potential to provide more than half of the UK government’s CO2 storage target8. And this is just one of many carbon capture and storage projects that we’re working on across the world.Find out more
Our global approach to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions
ExxonMobil is working hard around the globe to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions intensity. Our plans include actions that are expected to achieve absolute reduction in corporate-wide greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 20% versus 2016 levels (equivalent to approximately 23 million metric tons) by 20305). With advances in technology and the support of clear and consistent government policies, we aim to achieve net zero operated scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 20506. This will help us reduce the carbon intensity of the conventional and potential future fuels available from our stations.
To achieve these aims, from 2022 through 2027, we plan to invest approximately $17 billion on initiatives to lower greenhouse gas emissions, an increase of nearly 15% from the amount we announced last year, including projects like the Solent Cluster.
For an outline of ExxonMobil’s approach to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in support of a net-zero future, please take a look at the 2023 Advancing Climate Solutions progress report.
The switch to electric vehicles
For those who’ve made the switch to electric cars and need to recharge while on the move, electric charging points are being installed at an increasing number of Esso branded stations across the country. If you’re not near one of our stations, simply use this charging point map to find the closest one to you.Find a charging point at Esso
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Plan your fill ups
Rather than waiting until the red light comes on – when you may need to drive out of your way to fill up – call in at your next petrol station when you’re starting to run low.
The more you can plan your fuel stops in advance, the more efficient you can make them. That could mean making them fit better into your daily routine, or finding the quietest time to fill up – but don’t make a special journey if you can help it.
Esso Synergy fuels can help improve fuel efficiency
When you do have to fill up, remember that all Esso Synergy fuels contain a proprietary additive that helps clean your engine.
The cleaner your engine, the better it can perform and the more fuel efficient it is.Find out more about the Synergy fuels family
Collect Nectar points
Saving fuel saves you money. But if you do have to top up, buy your fuel from Esso and collect Nectar points. You can then swap these and save 5p a litre on your next fill.9Find out more
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2 Advancing climate solutions progress report | ExxonMobil, page 66
3 ExxonMobil BioJet AS Press Release, Jan 2022
5 Greenhouse gas emission reduction plans announced in December 2021 include a 20 to 30 percent reduction in corporate-wide greenhouse gas intensity by 2030 compared to 2016 levels. This will be supported by a 40 to 50 percent reduction in upstream greenhouse gas intensity, a 70 to 80 percent reduction in corporate-wide methane intensity, and a 60 to 70 percent reduction in corporate-wide flaring intensity compared to 2016. The 2030 emission reduction plans include actions that are also expected to achieve absolute reduction in corporate-wide greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 20 percent. Plans cover Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions from assets it operates compared to 2016 levels, consistent with approved corporate plans. For more information see Advancing climate solutions progress report | ExxonMobil, pages 6, 10-13
6Ambition for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions for operated assets by 2050 was announced in January, 2022. The ambition covers Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. For more information see Advancing climate solutions progress report | ExxonMobil , pages 5, 10-13
7 Advancing climate solutions progress report | ExxonMobil, page 61
8ExxonMobil to participate in carbon capture and storage project in Scotland | ExxonMobil; ExxonMobil Increases Participation in Scotland Carbon Capture and Storage Project - Energy Factor
9 Available at participating Esso branded service stations.