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Lyondell Houston Refinery Unit to Take 10-Day Outage
Thursday April 5, 11:46 am ET

HOUSTON, April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lyondell Chemical Company today announced that beginning next week, the fluid catalytic cracking unit at its Houston refinery will be out of service for approximately 10 days to make minor adjustments to equipment installed during the refinery's recent upgrade. Lyondell said that other refinery units will continue to operate during this period, and estimated that the pre-tax impact on second- quarter results will be in the range of $20 million to $30 million.

Lyondell Chemical Company, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is North America's third-largest independent, publicly traded chemical company. Lyondell is a leading global manufacturer of chemicals and plastics, a refiner of heavy, high-sulfur crude oil and a significant producer of fuel products. Key products include ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, propylene oxide, titanium dioxide, gasoline, ultra low-sulfur diesel, MTBE and ETBE. Lyondell operates on five continents and employs nearly 11,000 people worldwide.

Source: Lyondell Chemical Company

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