HOUSTON (ICIS)--LyondellBasell will end the force majeure and sales allocation for its US ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene glycols (EG), according to a customer letter dated 20 April, seen by ICIS.
LyondellBasell has said that it does not comment on its units, operational status, production figures or supply.
US EG supply has been constrained since the mid-February winter storm that idled most US production. Two months later, most sales allocations remain in place.
Ethylene glycol producers in the US include Dow, Eastman Chemical, Formosa, Indorama Ventures, Lotte Chemical, LyondellBasell, MEGlobal, Sasol and Shell Chemical.
Thumbnail image shows bottles composed of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is made of monoethylene glycol (MEG). Photo by Helmut Meyer Zur Capellen/imageBROKER/Shutterstock