Huntsman Breaks Ground for New Maleic Anhydride Plant

Huntsman, March 9th, 2007

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Huntsman Breaks Ground for New Maleic Anhydride Plant Signs construction services contract

THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) broke ground today for its previously announced 100 million pound/year maleic anhydride plant at Geismar, LA. This new facility will come on line in the 4th quarter of 2008, and will further solidify the company’s position as the leading producer of this versatile chemical intermediate.

“Huntsman already is the largest producer of maleic anhydride in North America. This new plant will continue to strengthen our leadership role in the worldwide market, as the combination of this facility with our other domestic and European facilities will allow us to meet the growing market demand from our global customers” said Tom Fisher, Vice President of Maleic Anhydride and Commercial Licensing. “With Shaw Constructors’ experience and expertise, we know they will meet our exacting standards and also allow Huntsman to reach its production goals in a timely manner.”

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