Occidental Chemical Corporation is a division of the Occidental Petroleum Corporation, a world leader in oil and natural gas exploration and production and a major North American chemical manufacturer. With its core oil and gas operations in the United States, Middle East-North Africa region and Latin America, Oxy is helping to meet the world's energy needs. In the United States, the company is one of the largest oil producers in Texas and one of the largest natural gas producers in California, with additional operations in Kansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. In the Middle Eas -North Africa, it has assets in Libya, Oman, Qatar and Yemen and is a partner in the transborder Dolphin Project that will supply natural gas from Qatar to markets in the United Arab Emirates. Occidental Chemical Corporation manufactures vinyls and specialty chemical products in addition to chlorine and caustic soda, the building blocks for such products as pharmaceuticals, water disinfectants, detergents and others. Occidental Chemical Corporation is located in Geismar, La.