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Valero, LyondellBasell May Buy Petrobras Refinery, Valor Says

July 09, 2012

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO:US) and LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB:US) are interested in buying Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4)’s refinery in Texas, newspaper Valor Economico reported without saying how it obtained the information.

Petrobras, as the Brazilian oil producer in known, is seeking to sell the Pasadena, Texas-based plant as part of a divestment plan that includes selling another refinery in Japan and its 49 percent stake in Argentine energy distributor Empresa Distribuidora Sur SA, the Sao Paulo-based newspaper reported.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rodrigo Orihuela in Rio de Janeiro at rorihuela@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: James Attwood at jattwood3@bloomberg.net


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Companies Mentioned

  • VLO
    (Valero Energy Corp)
    • $49.13 USD
    • 0.45
    • 0.92%
  • LYB
    (LyondellBasell Industries NV)
    • $107.3 USD
    • 4.88
    • 4.55%
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