Sep. 25, 2014News & Opinions
Petrochemicals giant LyondellBasell said it is weighing further expansion of its ethylene capacity at Channelview, Texas, potentially adding as much as 550 million lb/y (nearly 250,000 t/y) up to 2017.
Sep. 19, 2014News & Opinions
After completing the front-end engineering and design contracts, Russian petrochemical giant Sibur said it is pressing ahead with previously announced plans for a $9.5 billion olefins and polyolefins complex at Tobolsk.
Aug. 27, 2014News & Opinions
LyondellBasell has announced it will build a world-scale plant for 900 million lbs (408,0000 t/y) of propylene oxide (PO) and 2 billion lbs (about 907,000 t/y) of tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) and its derivatives on the US Gulf Coast, ...
Jul. 09, 2014News & Opinions
The European market for polypropylene is tightening noticeably, with three companies declaring force majeure within a short space of time.
May. 15, 2014News & Opinions
Air Liquide is investing some $230 million to redevelop its Bayport, Texas, complex by 2015. Work is focusing on upgrades to the site's cogeneration units capable of generating both steam and electricity, with a minimum amount of wasted ...
May. 07, 2014News & Opinions
LyondellBasell has received a final greenhouse gas permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its multi-plant ethylene expansion program in Texas.
May. 02, 2014News & Opinions
Dow Chemical's integrated strategy is costing shareholders billions of dollars, and executives should work harder to boost results and transparency, activist investor Daniel Loeb has asserted.
Apr. 18, 2014News & Opinions
LyondellBasell has ended talks to sell its Berre refinery near Marseilles, France, saying the bid failed to offer acceptable commercial terms and showed no guarantee of a restart.
Apr. 09, 2014Topics
Plastics Interface Technology (PIT) - is a patented technology for the bonding of various decorative materials with a polymer substrate. Developed by the PP Compounding group of LyondellBasell, this new technology enables the ...
Mar. 31, 2014News & Opinions
Monaco-based oil products trading company Sotragem said it has offered to buy LyondellBasell's mothballed Berre refinery in southeastern France.
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