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LyondellBasell Agrees to Mothball French Refinery Rather Than Close It Permanently

8:14 AM MDT | October 10, 2011 | Ian Young

LyondellBasell has agreed to mothball its refinery at Berre, France for up to two years, having announced late last month that it would close the refinery permanently. The mothballing will be effective on December 31, 2011. The decision follows a strike by workers at the Berre site, which began on September 27, and intense negotiations between trade unions and the LyondellBasell management. The strike forced LyondellBasell to halt operations at the entire Berre complex, including its steam cracker and downstream polyolefin plants. LyondellBasell originally...

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