LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is a global, independent chemical company. The Company�s chemicals businesses consist of large processing plants that convert large volumes of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbon feedstocks into plastic resins and other chemicals. The Company manages operations through five operating segments: Olefins and Polyolefins�Americas, Olefins and Polyolefins�Europe, Asia, International, Intermediates and Derivatives, Refining and Technology. The Company�s chemical products tend to be basic building blocks for other chemicals and plastics, while plastic products are used in large volume applications. The Company�s customers use plastics and chemicals to manufacture products including food packaging, home furnishings, automotive components, paints and coatings. The Company�s refining business consists of Houston refinery, which processes crude oil into products such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.