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March 13, 2013
12:02 EDTLYBLyondellBasell to expand Corpus Christi, Texas, cracker
LyondellBasel executives, led by CEO Jim Gallogly, told participants at the company's Investor Day in New York how LyondellBasell is preparing to build upon its record 2012 performance which included $5.8B of EBITDA and earnings of $4.96 per share. LyondellBasell expects to begin construction this month on the first of several projects that will expand U.S. ethylene capacity by approximately 20%. LyondellBasell announced plans to expand its Corpus Christi, Texas, cracker by 800 million pounds per year of ethylene, with construction scheduled to begin in 2014 and projected completion in 2015. Construction associated with the La Porte, Texas, expansion is expected to begin this month and will add 800 million pounds per year of ethylene upon completion in 2014. A third project will add 250 million pounds per year of ethylene at Channelview, Texas, with completion projected in 2015. In another project to take advantage of low-cost natural gas supplies in the United States, LyondellBasell announced that construction has commenced on the restart of a 260 million gallon-per-year methanol plant at Channelview. Startup of the methanol plant is projected for fourth quarter 2013. Additionally, LyondellBasell said that the ongoing retrofit at the Houston refinery will enhance operating flexibility and accommodate a greater percentage of light domestic crude oil and heavy Canadian crude oil. In Europe, the 40% expansion of butadiene capacity at Wesseling, Germany is scheduled for completion later in 2013.
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May 20, 2015
08:48 EDTLYBNomura taking a bullish long-term view on ethylene
Nomura believes the market is overestimating the potential decline in ethylene/polyethylene margins. The sees the current global tightness as a bullish sign for 2016-2017 and recommends positioning Dow Chemical (DOW) over LyondellBasell (LYB) due to lower reliance on an upside ethylene margin story.
May 15, 2015
17:08 EDTLYBSoros Fund gives quarterly update on stakes
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May 8, 2015
10:01 EDTLYBOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:56 EDTLYBLyondellBasell initiated with a Buy at Standpoint Research
Target $121.
07:06 EDTLYBLyondellBasell declares interim dividend of 78c
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07:05 EDTLYBLyondellBasell announces new share repurchase program
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06:23 EDTLYBLyondellBasell union: Workers approve new contract in Houston, Reuters reports
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