Jul. 30, 2015Topics
Until recently, most chemical players outside the petrochemicals segment may have taken scant notice of the vast upheaval sweeping the upstream petrochemical and plastics production market for the past several months. When BASF on May 19 ...
Jul. 22, 2015News & Opinions
French authorities investigating the explosion and fire at LyondellBasell’s storage facility adjoining its refinery at Berre in southern France in the early morning hours of Jul. 14 said their suspicions have been confirmed that the ...
Jul. 15, 2015News & Opinions
A blaze that engulfed two storage units at the LyondellBasell polyolefins site at Berre in southern France in the early morning hours of Jul. 14 may have been deliberately set, authorities in the district of Bouches-du-Rhône said.
Jun. 08, 2015News & Opinions
From Sept. 1, the company formerly known as Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) will trade under the name Covestro. The new name will precede an initial public offering planned for the German group’s polymers arm by mid-2016 as the German ...
Feb. 25, 2015News & Opinions
Two months after a new CEO took the reins at LyondellBasell, the Rotterdam-based company with business headquarters in Houston, Texas, is looking for a new CFO.
Feb. 18, 2015News & Opinions
DuPont has fired another verbal salvo at activist shareholder Nelson Peltz.
Jan. 29, 2015News & Opinions
LyondellBasell has upgraded the positions of three of its senior executives, Timothy D. Roberts, Patrick D. Quarles and Kevin W. Brown.
Dec. 23, 2014News & Opinions
Malaysian national oil and gas giant Petronas has chosen LyondellBasell's technology for its 900,000 t/y polypropylene plant scheduled for mechanical completion in July 2018.
Declining crude oil prices are taking their toll on US petrochemical companies that in the recent past have been riding the shale gas boom and expanding their production using cheaper gas feedstock.
Oct. 01, 2014News & Opinions
James Gallogly, CEO of LyondellBasell since May 2009, will retire in early 2015, the company has announced.
A committee of the supervisory board has been appointed to find a successor.
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