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

Ergon Restarting West Virginia Refinery

Ergon Restarting West Virginia Refinery

Ergon said Tuesday that it had begun the process or restarting its Newell, West Virginia, refinery, which was damaged by …

State Signs on to IOCL Refinery Project

State Signs on to IOCL Refinery Project

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding Monday with the government of the state of Gujarat for a proj …

Raizen Buys Shell’s Brazil Business

Raizen Buys Shell’s Brazil Business

Royal Dutch Shell on Monday agreed to sell its lubricant business in Brazil to Raizen, the energy company joint venture …

Tianjin Complex Will Have Lube Plant

Tianjin Complex Will Have Lube Plant

Sinopec announced recently that it is proceeding with plans to build a petrochemical refining complex in Tianjin, China, …

Fire Damages West Virginia Refinery

Fire Damages West Virginia Refinery

A fire broke out Saturday night at Ergon’s refinery in Newell, West Virginia, damaging a fuels unit and forcing the wh …

China Team Claims Group III Innovation

China Team Claims Group III Innovation

The Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics claims to have developed a process for turning Fischer-Tropsch wax into high vi …

Ampol to Continue Lytton Operations

Ampol to Continue Lytton Operations

Ampol announced Monday that it will keep open its Lytton, Australia, refinery – which includes a finished lubricant bl …

BR Starts Production in Argentina

BR Starts Production in Argentina

BR Distribuidora, the largset lubricants supplier in Brazil, has entered an agreement with RefiPampa to blend Lubrax-bra …

Shell Accelerates Refinery Contraction

Shell Accelerates Refinery Contraction

Royal Dutch Shell has accelerated its timeline for reducing the crude oil throughput capacity of its refinery on Singapo …

U.S. Base Oil Output Retreats

U.S. Base Oil Output Retreats

Disrupted by severe cold weather in Texas, base oil production in the United States fell back in February following two …

Equity Firm Buys 40% of SK

Equity Firm Buys 40% of SK

The parent company of SK Lubricants on Wednesday announced an agreement to sell 40% of the business to a South Korean pr …

Deal Reported for SK Stake

Deal Reported for SK Stake

A South Korean investment firm has won the competition to buy a minority stake in SK Lubricants, according to local news …

IFC Bids to Replace Regional Oil Specs

IFC Bids to Replace Regional Oil Specs

A representative for a new automaker association unveiled its plan yesterday to create a framework to develop global spe …

OEMs Propose Global System for Specs

OEMs Propose Global System for Specs

A new automaker organization is proposing a global framework for industry performance specifications for lubricants and …

Base Oils Recover to Pre-pandemic Levels

Base Oils Recover to Pre-pandemic Levels

For the second consecutive month, base oil production in the United States was slightly higher in January than the runni …

BRB Constructing Lube Additives Plant

BRB Constructing Lube Additives Plant

Chemical company BRB International announced last week the groundbreaking for a lubricant additive factory that it will …

Pertamina Expanding in Thailand, Australia

Pertamina Expanding in Thailand, Australia

Pertamina continues to working to expand lubricant sales overseas, with particular attention to Australia and Thailand. …

Shell Promotes Carbon-neutral Lubes

Shell Promotes Carbon-neutral Lubes

Shell Lubricants jumped on the sustainability bandwagon last month by announcing that a significant chunk of its finishe …