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BP's petchem profit slips
February 4, 2014 | Ian Young
BP's petrochemicals business reports an underlying replacement cost (RC) profit before interest and taxes of $44 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, down slightly from $46 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Sales have not been disclosed, but BP's fourth-quarter 2013 petrochemical production was 3.4 million m.t., about the same as in the year-earlier quarter. Full-year 2013 underlying RC profit before interest and taxes at BP's petrochemicals business was $130 million, down from $166 million in 2012. "Margins and volumes continued to be under pressure...
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