LyondellBasell to increase PE prices in Europe June 1

May 26, 2008

Rotterdam, Netherlands, May 26, 2008 – Effective June 1, LyondellBasell Industries will increase prices by €100 per tonne on its polyethylene grades sold in Europe.

 “Escalating feedstock and energy costs, which have been eroding our margins since the beginning of the year, have necessitated this increase,” said Hans-Robert Schmidt, Senior Vice President of LyondellBasell’s Polyethylene Global and Europe Business.

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LyondellBasell Industries is one of the world’s largest polymers, petrochemicals and fuels companies. We are the global leader in polyolefins technology, production and marketing; a pioneer in propylene oxide and derivatives; and a significant producer of fuels and refined products, including bio-fuels. Through research and development, LyondellBasell develops innovative materials and technologies that deliver exceptional customer value and products that improve quality of life for people around the world. Headquartered in The Netherlands, LyondellBasell ( is privately owned by Access Industries.

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