LyondellBasell PO Results Hampered by Storm
Intermediates & Derivatives (I&D)– Our I&D segment produces and markets Propylene Oxide & Derivatives, Oxyfuels & Related Products and Intermediate Chemicals, such as styrene monomer, acetyls, ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol.
|Table 4 – I&D Financial Overview|
|Millions of U.S. dollars||Three Months Ended|
|LCM (benefits) charges, pre-tax||—||(66)||78|
|EBITDA excluding LCM||182||196||281|
Three months ended March 31, 2021 versus three months ended December 31, 2020 – EBITDA decreased $14 million versus the fourth quarter 2020, excluding an unfavorable variance of $66 million due to LCM inventory benefits in the fourth quarter. First quarter results increased approximately $50 million due to LIFO inventory valuation charges in the fourth quarter. Compared to the prior period, Propylene Oxide & Derivatives results decreased approximately $35 million due to lower volumes driven by Texas weather events and planned maintenance partially offset by higher margins due to tight market supply. Intermediate Chemicals results decreased about $55 million primarily due to a decrease in volumes driven by the weather events. Oxyfuels & Related Products results increased approximately $25 million with higher margins benefiting from improving gasoline prices partially offset by lower volumes.
Three months ended March 31, 2021 versus three months ended March 31, 2020 – EBITDA decreased $99 million versus the first quarter 2020, excluding a favorable variance of $78 million due to LCM inventory charges in the first quarter 2020. First quarter 2021 results benefited approximately $10 million due to an increase in the euro versus the U.S. dollar exchange rate relative to the first quarter 2020. Compared with the prior period, Propylene Oxide & Derivatives results decreased about $25 million due to lower volumes driven by the weather events and planned maintenance partially offset by higher margins due to tight market supply. Intermediate Chemicals results decreased approximately $20 million due to lower margins driven by higher feedstock costs and lower volumes. Oxyfuels & Related Products results decreased approximately $70 million driven by lower margins and volumes. Volumes were lower driven by weather events and lower gasoline demand. Equity income increased more than $10 million due to improved results at our joint venture in China.« Previous Post Next Post »