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Stationsplein 45

Rotterdam, 3013 AK


Phone: 31 10 275 5500

Fax: 31 10 275 5589

he Netherlands, Hong Kong, China, India, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates. The company also operates through a worldwide network of local sales and representative offices in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Its joint ventures manage their domestic sales and marketing efforts independently. The company operates as their agent/distributor for all or a portion of their exports. Joint Venture Relationships The company participates in various manufacturing joint ventures in Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Poland, Australia, Japan, and South Korea. I&D This segment produces and markets propylene oxide (PO) and its co-products and derivatives; acetyls, including methanol, ethylene oxide and its derivatives; and oxyfuels (methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE)). PO co-products include styrene monomer (SM) and C4 chemicals (tertiary butyl alcohol, majority of which is used to make oxyfuels, isobutylene, and tertiary butyl hydro peroxide). PO derivatives include propylene glycol (PG), PG ethers, and butanediol. Sales and Marketing/Customers The company sells majority of its SM production into the North American and European merchant markets and to Asian and South American export markets through long-term sales contracts and processing agreements. It sells its MTBE and ETBE production under market and cost-based sales agreements and in the spot market. Sales of MTBE, ETBE, acetyls, PO and PO co-products and derivatives are made by the company’s marketing and sales personnel, and also through distributors and independent agents in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific region. Joint Venture Relationships The company has two PO joint ventures with Bayer Corporation. The company operates four of its U.S. operating units for the U.S PO joint venture. It also has joint venture manufacturing relationships in China. REFINING This segment refines heavy, high-sulfur crude oil and other crude oils of varied types and sources available on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The company’s Houston refinery, which is located on the Houston Ship Channel in Houston, Texas, has a heavy, high-sulfur crude oil processing capacity of approximately 268,000 barrels per day on a calendar day basis (normal operating basis), or approximately 292,000 barrels per day on a stream day basis (maximum achievable approximately a 24 hour period). The Houston refinery is a full conversion refinery designed to refine heavy, high-sulfur crude oil. Sales and Marketing/Customers The Houston refinery’s products primarily are sold in bulk to other refiners, marketers, distributors, and wholesalers. TECHNOLOGY This segment develops and licenses chemical, polyolefin, and other process technologies, as well as provides associated engineering and other services. This segment also develops, manufactures, and sells polyolefin catalysts. The company markets its process technologies and its polyolefin catalysts to external customers, and also uses them in its own manufacturing operations. The company’s polyolefin process licenses are structured to provide a standard core technology, with individual customer needs met by adding customized modules that provide the required capabilities to produce the defined production grade slate and plant capacity. In addition to the basic license agreement, a range of services could also be provided, including project assistance; training; start-up assistance of the plant; and ongoing technical support after start-up. The company might also offer marketing and sales services. Process Technology Licensing The company is a licensor of polyolefin process technologies. In addition, it licenses a selective portfolio of chemical process technologies in the fields of olefin recovery, olefin conversion, aromatics extraction, and acetyls. Polyolefin Catalysts The company manufactures and supplies polyolefin catalysts. Dispositions In 2013, the company sold its 40% ownership interest in Nihon Oxirane Company, a joint venture in Japan that produces PO, PG, and SM. Research and Development In 2013, the company’s research and development expenditures


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