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LyondellBasell to Keep Chocolate Bayou HDPE Unit Open
9:09 AM MDT | September 2, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley
LyondellBasell says it will not close its 480,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit at Chocolate Bayou, TX, despite an earlier decision to shut down the unit and dismantle the plant. The unit will remain open due to improved demand for HDPE and improved margins and operating costs at the site, LyondellBasell says. The company planned to shut the plant by September 30 as part of its reorganization under bankruptcy protection. However, Ineos filed to stop the closure and demolition, citing an agreement that the two companies made in 1988 when...
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