September 1998

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Now that BP and Amoco have united their global operations through an agreed merger, combining the chemicals operations of the two companies creates a business with revenues of $13 billion. This "marri..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Now that BP and Amoco have united their global operations through an agreed merger, combining the chemicals operations of the two companies creates a business with revenues of $13 billion. This "marries the strengths of BP in Europe and Amoco in the U.S., and provides a powerful platform for expansion in Asia," say company representatives. The new chemicals business will be one of the world's largest petrochemicals companies, with leading positions in seven core products: acetic acid, acrylonitrile, aromatics, purified teraphthalic acid (PTA), alpha-olefins, purified isophthalic acid (PIA) and polypropylene. The company also owns a portfolio of key proprietary technologies. BP Amoco p.l.c. w

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