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

Brazil Base Oil Output Recovering

Brazil Base Oil Output Recovering

The COVID-19 pandemic has battered domestic base oil production in Brazil, but the large amount base oils that the count …

Draft Work on Euro 7 Gets Pushback

Draft Work on Euro 7 Gets Pushback

European automakers and other industries are pushing back on a proposal that reportedly could bring a halt to sales of v …

Mitsui Completes Additives Plant

Mitsui Completes Additives Plant

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. announced last week that it has finished building a plant that will make synthetic hydrocarbon flu …

Reducing Waste from Blend Plant Flushing

Reducing Waste from Blend Plant Flushing

The United State Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $300,000 grant recently to a New Jersey university that will …

France Lube Demand Rose in September

France Lube Demand Rose in September

Lubricant demand in France jumped to 46,040 metric tons in September, exceeding consumption in the same month of 2019 as …

Lube Recycler Makes Group I Oils

Lube Recycler Makes Group I Oils

A Minnesota company formerly known as Rational Energies changed its name last month to Rational Resource and announced t …

Japan Market Shows Recovery Signs

Japan Market Shows Recovery Signs

Japan consumed 109,012 kiloliters of finished lubricants in September, according to data released Oct. 30 by the country …

Base Oil Output Fell Back in August

Base Oil Output Fell Back in August

Base oil production in the United States dropped to 4.6 million barrels in August, according to newly released governmen …

Capacity Rising for Infineum Detergents

Capacity Rising for Infineum Detergents

A lubricant additive factory that ExxonMobil operates on behalf of Infineum is wrapping up an expansion of a facility th …

Hin Leong on Sales Block

Hin Leong on Sales Block

Troubled oil trader and lubricants producer Hin Leong Trading Pte. has apparently been put up for sale, based on notices …

U.S. Businesses Could Face COVID Mandates

U.S. Businesses Could Face COVID Mandates

In addition to damage it has done to demand for many types of products, the coronavirus pandemic has hampered business b …

Nynas Proposes Debt Restructure

Nynas Proposes Debt Restructure

Nynas AB announced a proposal Monday to restructure its debts to lenders and to repay other creditors, a major step towa …

Shipping Costs Skyrocket During Pandemic

Shipping Costs Skyrocket During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic – along with multiple other disruptors – has upended the logistics market in the United States …

SK Makes Group III from Plastics

SK Makes Group III from Plastics

SK Innovation said Sunday that it has developed a process to make API Group III base stocks from pyrolysis oil extracted …

Cadence Gets New Financial Backer

Cadence Gets New Financial Backer

Cadence Petroleum Group has obtained a new private equity investor, and the new backer plans to accelerate the expansion …

Equity Firm Buys Warren Distribution

Equity Firm Buys Warren Distribution

A Chicago private equity firm announced last week that it has agreed to acquire majority stakes in Warren Distribution I …

Adnoc Offers Base Oil Guarantee

Adnoc Offers Base Oil Guarantee

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. said Monday that it will now guarantee that its base stocks meet specified parameters for vis …

China-U.S. Trade War Drags On

China-U.S. Trade War Drags On

As the trade war between the United States and China approaches its third anniversary, there is little sign of resolutio …