History

Nearly 70 years of Innovation

With a nearly 70-year legacy of game-changing innovation, our company has developed new products and technologies that serve as the bedrock of the chemical industry. Below are some of our key contributions to the industry.

2015

Bhavesh V. (Bob) Patel is named new CEO and chairman of the Management Board, effective January 12, 2015.

LyondellBasell celebrated its fifth anniversary as  publicly-traded company.

SJS Plastiblends in Aurangabad, India, was acquired in October.

2014

LyondellBasell is named ‘Responsible Care Company of the Year’ by the American Chemistry Council.

2013

LyondellBasell seized the North American shale gas advantage by restarting a methanol plant and moved strategically to expand a butadiene plant in Germany.

2012

LyondellBasell stock is added to the Standard & Poor's 500. Profits reached a new record level and total annual shareholder return was 89 percent. Increased natural gas liquids feedstock flexibility to 85 percent of total U.S. ethylene capacity.

2011

Established regular dividends.

Announced plans to increase U.S. ethylene capacity to capture the benefits from processing low-cost natural gas liquids.