History

Our History

Here is a brief history of our business purchases and achievements

INEOS Oligomers expands its PAO Plant to 120,000 tonnes in Feluy

2010

INEOS Oligomers is formed

2006

INEOS acquires the INNOVENE business and product lines

The Pasadena LAO Plant is closed

2005

BP acquires the remaining interest in ERDÖLCHEMIE

2001

Lavéra PIB Plant is developed to produce a full range of Polybutene products including H-6000 and H-18000. Grangemouth and Texas City PIB Plants are closed

BP Chemical opens a 250,000 tonne LAP Plant in Joffre, Alberta, Canada

2000

Amoco expands the Feluy, Belgium LAO Plant to 300,000 tonnes per annum

BP merges with Amoco

1999

After a series of de-bottlenecks in previous years, BP's Lavéra Polybutene Plant is further de-bottlenecked to 80,000 tonnes per annum

1997

Ethyl/Albemarle sells LAO and PAO business to Amoco Chemical

1996

Durasyn brand name created to replace Ethyflo as the product name for Polyalpha Olefins

1994

Erdölchemie starts the production of Cyclopentane in Köln

1993

Ethyl builds 200,000 tonne LAO Plant and 35,000 tonnes PAO Plant in Feluy, Belgium

1992

Ethyl purchases Quantum Chemicals' La Porte, Texas PAO Plant

1990

Construction of a new Isoamylene Plant started in Köln, Germany

1989

Ethyl's Pasadena LAO Plant capacity is expanded to 431,000 tonnes. Ethyl enters a toll agreement with Quantum Chemical for production of PAO from Ethyl's Decene

1987

The Whiting Polybutene unit with a capacity of 75,000 tonnes per annum is started at Amoco's Oil Refinery in Indiana

1983

Ethyl adds 110,000 tonnes LAO capacity to the Pasadena LAO Plant

1976

Ethyl adds 90,000 tonnes of Alpha Olefin production to its primary Alcohols Complex in Pasadena, Texas, licensing Ziegler Technology

1971

BP Chemicals Polybutene unit at Grangemouth is commissioned

Amoco's (formerly Standard Oil of Indiana) Texas City Polybutene unit begins operation with initial capacity of 77,000 tonnes per annum

1969

Polybutene Plant at Lavéra, France is commissioned by Naphtachimie, with an initial capacity of 5,000 tonnes per annum

1962

DIB unit in Köln begins under the Erdölchemie venture (Bayer/ Deutsche BP)

1961

Standard Oil of Indiana builds the Wood River No1 Polybutene unit to produce synthetic lubricants under the Indopol trade name

1943