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Ineos Files to Stop Closure of LyondellBasell's Chocolate Bayou HDPE Plant

9:08 AM MDT | July 14, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Ineos says that it will try to stop LyondellBasell’s 480,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant at Chocolate Bayou, TX from closure and demolition. LyondellBasell announced in May that it will stop HDPE production at Chocolate Bayou by July 31 as part of its reorganization under bankruptcy protection. However, the company recently extended the deadline to September 30 in order to provide additional time to transition customers to other manufacturing plants. Ineos says that the shutdown and demolition violates an agreement that the...

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