Ecolab to Spin Off Oil Chemicals Division

February 8, 2019 Ecolab to Spin Off Oil Chemicals Division

Ecolab, Inc. has announced plans to spin off its Upstream Energy oil chemicals business.

Ecolab’s Upstream business consists of two units, the oil field chemical production division and the WellChem drilling and well completion chemical business. Ecolab anticipates the stand-alone company to have an annual operating income of US$170 million. The spinoff is expected to be finalized by the middle of 2020, The Star Tribune reports.

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