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Lyondell Lifts EO Force Majeure

LyondellBasell lifts FM on US EO, EG

Author: Antoinette Smith


HOUSTON (ICIS)–LyondellBasell will end the force majeure and sales allocation for its US ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene glycols (EG), according to a customer letter dated 20 April, seen by ICIS.

The force majeure will cease on 1 May, and product allocation will end on 30 April, the letter said.

LyondellBasell has said that it does not comment on its units, operational status, production figures or supply.

US EG supply has been constrained since the mid-February winter storm that idled most US production. Two months later, most sales allocations remain in place.

Ethylene glycol producers in the US include Dow, Eastman Chemical, Formosa, Indorama Ventures, Lotte Chemical, LyondellBasell, MEGlobal, Sasol and Shell Chemical.