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Stock Report: LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB) Report Updated: Nov 24, 2014 | Print This Page

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LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB)

Rating: Buy Volatility: Conservative
Total Grade: B Industry: Chemicals
Competitors: SIAL, PAH, NEU, PENX
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Company Profile

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. manufacturers and sells chemicals and polymers, refines crude oil, produces gasoline blending components, and develops and licenses technologies for the production of polymers. The company’s Olefins and Polyolefins segment offers olefins, including ethylene, propylene, and butadiene; polyolefins that include polypropylene (PP), high-density polyethylene, low-density polyethylene, and linear low-density polyethylene; aromatics, including benzene and toluene; and specialty polyolefins, such as catalloy process resins, as well as PP compounds and polybutene-1 polymers. Its Intermediates and Derivatives segment provides propylene oxide (PO); PO co-products, including styrene monomers and tertiary butyl alcohol derivative isobutylene; PO derivatives, which comprise propylene glycol, propylene glycol ethers, and butanediol; acetyls, such as methanol, acetic acid, and vinyl acetate monomers; and ethylene derivatives that consist of ethylene oxide, ethylene glycol, ethylene glycol ethers, and ethanol. The company’s Refining and Oxyfuels segment offers gasoline and components, ultra low sulfur diesel, jet fuel, and lube oils; and gasoline blending components, including methyl tertiary butyl ether, ethyl tertiary butyl ether, and alkylate. Its Technology segment develops and licenses chemical, polyolefin, and other process technologies. This segment also develops, manufactures, and sells polyolefin catalysts; and provides technology services, which comprise safety reviews, training and start-up assistance, engineering services for process and product improvements, and manufacturing troubleshooting. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. operates in North America, Europe, and internationally. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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