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LyondellBasell plans Q1 maintenance on Texas methanol plant: CEO
Houston (Platts)--24 Oct 2014 547 pm EDT/2147 GMT

LyondellBasell will be carrying out planned maintenance at its 780,000 mt/year methanol plant in Channelview, Texas, in the first quarter of 2015, the company said during its third-quarter earnings conference call on Friday. Furnace issues at the plant prompted LyondellBasell to schedule the maintenance, the company said.
Metals and petrochemicals lead the way for changes in automotive input costs
August 21, 2014 10:30:00 EST

After years of recession, the increasingly globalised automotive industry is expanding into fertile new markets. Tim Worledge, Emanuele Norsa and Miguel Cambeiroanalyse the challenges car makers face to build more efficient, lower emission emitting vehicles; the impact of lower steel prices and the development of speciality steels on car manufacturing; and how the narrowing price spread between natural rubber and butadiene prices has been a boon for tire makers.
Asian petrochemicals tumble to multi-year lows as crude plunges on demand woes
October 20, 2014 - Asian petrochemical prices have dropped sharply amid tumbling crude values due to concerns about global growth and demand, Platts data showed.
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