Tim Sullivan

TIM@LUBESNGREASES.COM

Executive Editor - Tim joined Lubes’n’Greases in 2001. He has worked on a number of the company’s publications and products and now has editorial oversight of publications, responsible for working with our editors and staff writers to maintain the high quality and relevance of these offerings. He is also a member of the company planning team. Before joining Lubes’n’Greases he was a reporter for community newspapers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

Recent Articles

Butylene Oxide Plant Being Built in China

Butylene Oxide Plant Being Built in China

Sinopec’s Yanshan Petrochemical is installing a production line to make butylene oxide, a chemical intermediate used t …

Lubrizol Entering Separations Market

Lubrizol Entering Separations Market

Lubrizol Corp. announced last week that it is entering the separations solutions market, a further diversification for o …

Neste May Transition Porvoo Off Crude

Neste May Transition Porvoo Off Crude

The clock may be ticking for Europe’s oldest API Group III base oil plant. Neste Corp. announced Monday that it wants …

Oronite Expands Singapore Plant

Oronite Expands Singapore Plant

Chevron Oronite said Thursday that it has completed an expansion of its lubricant additive manufacturing plant in Singap …

Lubrizol Names Liebert as CEO

Lubrizol Names Liebert as CEO

Lubrizol Corp. has found a permanent CEO and president, plucking Rebecca Liebert from PPG Industries to fill positions t …

Low-vis Grades to be Added to GF-6

Low-vis Grades to be Added to GF-6

North America’s automotive and lubricant industries are continuing their steady march to lower viscosity grades for ga …

Kline: Global Demand Recovered in 2021

Kline: Global Demand Recovered in 2021

Global lubricant demand jumped 8.3% last year, recovering most of what the market lost during the first year of the COVI …

GF-7 Process Formally Begins

GF-7 Process Formally Begins

Automakers and representatives of the lubricants industry have taken the first formal step toward developing the next ga …

Conou Cuts Italian Tax on Lube Sales

Conou Cuts Italian Tax on Lube Sales

An Italian association that promotes recycling of waste lubricants has sharply cut a finished lubricant tax designed to …

Innov Expands VI Improver Capacity

Innov Expands VI Improver Capacity

Innov Oil announced completion of an expansion that more than doubles its capacity to produce the company’s X series o …

Kuwait Promotes Maleic Anhydride Project

Kuwait Promotes Maleic Anhydride Project

Kuwait Petroleum Corp. is inviting investors to build a chemical plant that would make maleic anhydride out of n-butene …

Naftal Opens Drum Factory in Algeria

Naftal Opens Drum Factory in Algeria

Algerian motor fuels retailer Naftal inaugurated a factory this month in the northwest of the country that manufactures …

Blending Plant Opening in Northern China

Blending Plant Opening in Northern China

A company in Northeastern China has finished constructing a blending plant designed to make fluid lubricants formulated …

API Drafts Sustainable Practice for Lubes

API Drafts Sustainable Practice for Lubes

A special committee of the American Petroleum Institute is drafting a recommended practice for calculating the environme …

Afton Expands Additives Plant

Afton Expands Additives Plant

Afton Chemical Corp. announced today that it completed a $70 million expansion at its lubricant additive factory in Saug …

SK Signs on to Rerefining Effort

SK Signs on to Rerefining Effort

SK Lubricants and South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy signed a memorandum of understanding last week …

Petrobras Chile Up for Sale

Petrobras Chile Up for Sale

Southern Cross Group, which owns the Petrobras lubricants and fuels business in Chile, has put it on the sales block, ac …

Solomon: Profitable Plants Optimize Output

Solomon: Profitable Plants Optimize Output

Base oil plants are complex facilities whose performance can be measured in numerous ways. One stands far above others, …