President, ICCA Read more

People Going Places

Superheat hosted an open demonstration, January 17th, in Houston, TX. Read more

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The refinery was informed about the accident at about 3 p.m. local time (2100 GMT) on Saturday, said Lyondell spokeswoman Chevalier Gray. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Bob Patel, chairman and CEO of Houston petrochemicals maker LyondellBasell, joined the company in 2010 after 20 years at Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Read more


The 57,000 bpd coker was shut by a Nov. 28 fire that filled a heater with hard carbon deposits. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

About 100 United Steelworkers union (USW) members rallied on Wednesday outside a LyondellBasell Industries (LYB.N) Houston oil refinery over a lack of negotiations there on a new local contract. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

“It is comforting for workers at one of these projects to have a fully staffed state-of-the-art medical unit nearby,” said Dr. Tommy Hysler, chief medical officer for HASC’s Occupational Health Center. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

When it comes to procurement, LyondellBasell Manager of North America Field Procurement and Plant Capital Alexander Konovalov believes that, historically, services are more difficult to source than products Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

“At some point, this awesome economic cycle will come to an end, and we’ll have a recession of some kind,” said Morgan. “How are we going to weather that? How are we going to bounce back stronger after that?” Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Site Manager and Integration Manager of LyondellBasell's new Hyperzone PE plant discuss construction updates and commercial benefits the site will provide. Read more


Bob Patel, CEO of LyondellBasell, recently honored Total Safety with the 2018 GoalZERO Award at LyondellBasell’s Contractor CEO Safety Conference. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Eleven San Jacinto College process technology graduates were recently hired as LyondellBasell plant operators, proving they have the training it takes to fill the skills gap in today’s petrochemical industry. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Moderator at this years Economic Alliance Procurement Breakfast, BIC's Jeremy Osterberger gathers with the Procurement Panel. Read more

Aegion Energy Services creates P2S ServTech; CCIS acquires Nevada equipment rental Rain2Day; Wolseley Industrial Group acquires Action Automation Read more


Lyondell Basell Industries was performing an emergency shutdown of its 263,776 barrel per day (bpd) Houston refinery. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

BIC attends Gulf Coast Industry Forum 2018 Read more

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Enjoying a wonderful evening of friendship and business at the AFPM Cat Cracker conference, are (top to bottom, left to right) Jerome Mauvigney of LyondellBasell, Thomas Brinsko of BIC Alliance, Cassie Tijerina of Phillips 66, John Sloan of.... Read more

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By the time he graduated from the University of Wisconsin with three degrees, Jim Hillier said he had thoroughly been bitten by the petrochemical and polymer bug. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Among the standards and regulations set for industry by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), risk and technology reviews may be among the most challenging. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

LyondellBasell officially broke ground on what will be the largest propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant ever built. BIC, Economic Alliance and others came together to celebrate at their Channelview location. Read more

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