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Sterling Extends Acetic Acid Deal

12:40 PM MDT | September 8, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Sterling Chemicals says it has extended its acetic acid supply agreement with BP Amoco Chemical (BP; Naperville, IL), extending their current deal through 2031. BP has the right to purchase all of the acetic acid that Sterling produces at a 500,000-m.t./year plant at Texas City, TX. The amended agreement extends the supply deal’s expiration date from July 31, 2016, until December 31, 2031, Sterling says. The company also plans to increase the plant’s capacity to about 544,000 m.t./year by spring 2009. “The current and future fundamentals of the...

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