03 July 2009 15:03 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--The economics minister of Germany’s North-Rhine Westphalia state said on Friday she welcomed Bayer’s decision to remain committed to a controversial carbon monoxide (CO) pipeline project in the state, despite an adverse court ruling in May.
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Minister Christa Thoben said the pipeline would help ensure the future of both sites and was an important part in further expanding chemical production in the state, which was the largest plastics-producing region in
Carbon monoxide is an essential raw material in chemicals and plastics production, she said.
In an interview this week, Bayer MaterialScience board member Axel Steiger-Bagel told Rheinische Post that Bayer was “definitely committed” to the project, thus putting an end to speculations that the company may abandon it following the court ruling.
A company spokesman confirmed Steiger-Bagel’s comments to ICIS news.
Bayer remained committed to the project, and it was supported by the regional authority in
While Bayer and the
It remained unclear when the main case would be decided and when the company may be able to start up the project.
More background on the pipeline is available in a special section on Bayer’s website.
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