LyondellBasell Wins Top Safety Award from NPRA

March 29, 2011

HOUSTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) today announced that its Bayport Polymers Plant in Pasadena, Texas, will receive the 2010 Distinguished Safety Award from the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA).

This is the highest award given by NPRA and the LyondellBasell plant is the only site to receive the award for the year.  The announcement was made during NPRA's International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The award recognizes a superior level of personal and process safety performance in the domestic refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries. The Bayport plant is operated by Equistar Chemicals, LP, a subsidiary of LyondellBasell. The award will be presented May 11 during the NPRA National Safety Conference.

"This is a great honor and we are very proud of the dedication of our Bayport team for their commitment to safe and reliable operations," said CEO Jim Gallogly.  "There is nothing more important at LyondellBasell than working safely."

The Distinguished Safety Award is part of the comprehensive safety awards program developed by NPRA's Safety & Health Committee. The committee promotes accident prevention in the petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries and publicly recognizes the industry's excellent record of safety in operations.

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies.  The company manufactures products at 58 sites in 18 countries.  LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.  More information about LyondellBasell can be found at

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