Westlake makes chemical and plastic products, which in turn make life better for people every day. We are a quality manufacturer and dependable global supplier of petrochemicals, plastics and fabricated products. Our mission is to serve our clients by enhancing daily life through the products and services we provide. Core Business: Olefins & Vinyls | Production Capacity: Approx. 11 billion lbs/yr | Founded: 1986 by Mr. T.T. Chao | Public Company (2004): NYSE: WLK | Revenues (2010): $3.2 billion | Employees: Approx. 2,000 | Headquarters: Houston, TX
The Exxon Mobil Corporation headquarters is located in Irving, Texas. ExxonMobil markets products around the world under the brands of Exxon, Mobil, and Esso. It also owns hundreds of smaller subsidiaries such as Imperial Oil Limited (69.6% ownership) in Canada, and SeaRiver Maritime, a petroleum shipping company.
The upstream division dominates the company's cashflow, accounting for approximately 70% of revenue. The company employs over 82,000 people worldwide, as indicated in ExxonMobil's 2006 Corporate Citizen Report, with approximately 4,000 employees in its Fairfax downstream headquarters and 27,000 people in its Houston upstream headquarters.
Ascend Performance Materials is a global leader in the production of Nylon 6,6. We have a long history in the manufacture of Nylon 6,6. In the 1950’s, Monsanto formed its Chemicals Division, which included the production of Nylon 6,6. In 1997, Monsanto spun off its Chemicals Division to form Solutia Inc. On June 1, 2009, SK Capital Partners, a private investment firm, purchased Solutia’s Integrated Nylon business and established Ascend Performance Materials LLC. SK Capital Partners has assembled a strong executive team with deep industry roots, and a commitment to the Nylon 6,6 market.
Proudly displaying two venerable names of the US oil industry, ConocoPhillips is the #3 integrated oil and gas company in the US, behind Exxon Mobil and Chevron. The company explores for oil and gas in more than 30 countries and has proved reserves of 8.3 billion barrels of oil equivalent. It has a global refining capacity of more than 2.4 million barrels per day and manages 24,000 miles of common-carrier pipelines. The company also sells petroleum at 8,300 retail outlets in the US under the 76, Conoco, and Phillips 66 brands, and at 1,450 owned or dealer-owned gas stations in Europe. Other operations include chemicals, gas gathering, fuels technology, and power generation.
Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. For every product it makes, OxyChem’s market position is No. 1 or No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 1, 2 or 3 in the world. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Chile and Brazil.
Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. Our success is driven by our people and their unrelenting focus on delivering results the right way—by operating responsibly, executing with excellence, applying innovative technologies and capturing new opportunities for profitable growth. We are involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. We explore for, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute transportation fuels and lubricants; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power and produce geothermal energy; provide energy efficiency solutions; and develop the energy resources of the future, including biofuels.
LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB) is a public multinational chemical company based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It was formed in December 2007 by the acquisition of Lyondell Chemical Company by Basell Polyolefins for $12.7 billion. LyondellBasell was listed on the New York Stock Exchange on October 14, 2010 (NYSE: LYB and NYSE: LYB.B). Lyondell was delisted from the New York Stock Exchange (formerly NYSE: LYO) after the acquisition. LyondellBasell is headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and has its corporate center at 1 Houston Center in Houston, Texas.
Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) is a Fortune 500 international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products, and power that is based in San Antonio, Texas, United States. The company owns and operates 15 refineries throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and the Caribbean with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 2.9 million barrels (460,000 m3) per day, 11 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.1 billion US gallons (4,200,000 m3) per year, and a 50 megawatt wind farm.