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LyondellBasell Houston refinery ops normal after channel closure

September 20/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Operations were normal last Thursday at Lyondell Basell Industries 263,776 barrel-per-day (bpd) Houston refinery after the closure of the upper Houston Ship Channel by protesters from Greenpeace USA, reported Hydrocarbonprocessing with reference to sources familiar with plant operations.

The refinery has not made plans to cut back production or shut units, the sources said. The refinery has crude on-hand to continue operating for several days.

As MRC reported earlier, Lyondell Basell Industries Houston refinery had a minor upset in steam supply that was corrected quickly and not repeated. Refineries in the Houston area suffered only minor problems in the first night of Tropical Storm Imeldas passage across the southeast Texas.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polyprolypele (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,255,800 tonnes in the first seven months of 2019, up by 9% year on year. Shipments of all PE grades increased. At the same time, the estimated PP consumption in the Russian market was 796,120 tonnes in January-July 2019, up by 11% year on year. Shipments of PP block copolymer and homopolymer PP increased.

LyondellBasell is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its 13,000 employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, and improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road. LyondellBasell sells products into approximately 100 countries and is the world's largest licensor of polyolefin technologies.


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Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, crude and gaz condensate, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, propylene, ethylene, petrochemistry, LyondellBasell, Russia, USA.
Category:General News
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