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LyondellBasell Says Fire at La Porte Under Control

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Jan. 17 (Bloomberg) -- LyondellBasell Industries NV said a fire at its La Porte, Texas, plant today was in a non-operating part of the facility and has been contained by staff.

The fire occurred in a part of the chemical complex that is being demolished, spokesman David Harpole said in a telephone interview. The fire was unrelated to an earlier flaring incident that was reported on the community hotline, Harpole said, while declining to comment on operations at the plant.

The La Porte complex produces ethylene, propylene, linear low-density polyethylene and low-density polyethylene, according to the company website.

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