Recent Posts

Freight Rail Challenges Discussed During Surface Transportation Board Visit

To address freight rail concerns, leaders from LyondellBasell and the Surface Transportation Board (STB) held discussions and toured LyondellBasell’s facility in Morris, Illinois. LyondellBasell’s Morris Complex is unique in that it is served by more than one major rail carrier. Nearly 80 percent of U.S. refineries and petrochemical facilities operate in regions served by just one freight rail provider.

Energy Market Impacts on Fuel and Petrochemical Prices

COVID-19 upended energy markets. Demand disappeared and producers scaled back. Now that economies are reopening, and the demand for goods and services is rebounding, the demand for energy all along the supply chain is increasing, driving up not only the cost of the feedstocks and fuels refineries and petrochemical manufacturers use, but also the cost of the energy used at every step of the supply chain.

Keeping a Penguin Warm With Petchem

Heartwarming story alert: this little penguin in Sea World is suffering from a rare condition that causes it to lose its feathers, without which it would struggle to stay warm in the water.