LyondellBasell closing Houston refinery by end of 2023

Houston, Texas (Ktrk) - LyondellBasell leaves the refining activity.

Thursday, the company announced that it plans to close its refinery by the end of 2023. The company calls for this strategic and financial decision.

The Houston Refinery of Lyondellbasell has a nominal capacity to transform 268,000 barrels per day of crude oil

Combustibles and other products, including lubricants, chemical intermediaries and oil coke, "said the company in a statement on its website.

A few months after the beginning of the Pandemic of Covid-19, Lyondell announced that it filed 10% of its refinery workforce.

When ABC13 reached out to LyondellBasell on the number of jobs that would therefore be influenced, the company said "about

550 Lyondellbasell employees are currently working on the Houston refinery. We are always very early in the process.

We are committed to doing everything we can to help our people through this transition. We evaluate the options for the employees concerned.

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