ExxonMobil has announced plans to invest £140 million in its Fife ethylene plant in Scotland over the next two years. The investment will be used to upgrade infrastructure and introduce new technologies to improve operational reliability and performance. A portion of the investment will also be used to reduce the impact of flaring. The project is expected to support 850 local construction jobs and benefit 40 local suppliers. This is the latest investment by ExxonMobil in the UK, following expansion plans at the Fawley refinery and petrochemical plant and the completion of a project to double the capacity of a production plant in Wales.