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

Base Oils Not Affected by S-Oil Explosion

Base Oils Not Affected by S-Oil Explosion

One person died and nine were injured Thursday night in an explosion at S-Oil’s refinery in Onsan, South Korea. The in …

ACEA Updates Heavy-duty Sequences

ACEA Updates Heavy-duty Sequences

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association published this month an update to its ACEA Engine Oil Sequences for he …

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec

A draft standard for lubricants for heavy-duty engines running on natural gas has cleared the project review stage and b …

Shell in Talks to Sell Torzhok Plant

Shell in Talks to Sell Torzhok Plant

Shell is negotiating with an unidentified party to sell its lubricant blending plant in Torzhok, Russia, along with its …

Afton Earnings Fell in First Quarter

Afton Earnings Fell in First Quarter

Afton Chemical parent company NewMarket Corp. reported an 8% drop in operating profit for its petroleum additives busine …

Raizen Closes on Shell Brazil Purchase

Raizen Closes on Shell Brazil Purchase

Brazilian energy company Raizen said last week that it completed its acquisition of Shell’s lubricant business in Braz …

Yanshan Joins Group III Ranks

Yanshan Joins Group III Ranks

Sinopec’s Yanshan Petrochemical Co. has begun producing API Group III base oils, joining the growing list of Chinese r …

Earnings Keep Rising for SK

Earnings Keep Rising for SK

SK Lubricants posted a 54% year-to-year increase in operating profit for the quarter ended March 31, according to result …

Ecuador Program Beats Collection Goal

Ecuador Program Beats Collection Goal

Ecuador collected 4.1 million gallons of used lubricants in 2021 – a fifth of the amount of lubes it consumes – thro …

Forestry Forecast to Use More Biolubes

Forestry Forecast to Use More Biolubes

The amount of biolubricants used in the forestry industry should increase in coming years, a new study by Freedonia says …

Peter Greven Boosts Esters Output

Peter Greven Boosts Esters Output

German oleochemical supplier Peter Greven GmbH announced last week that it has expanded ester production capacity at its …

BASF-YPC Boosting Ethanolamine Output

BASF-YPC Boosting Ethanolamine Output

An expansion of the Nanjing, China, petrochemical joint venture between BASF and Sinopec will bring the site’s capacit …

Mexico Nationalizes Lithium Industry

Mexico Nationalizes Lithium Industry

Mexico’s government nationalized the country’s nascent lithium industry this week as legislators approved President …

Latest Dexos Generation Gains Steam

Latest Dexos Generation Gains Steam

Seven months after its commercial launch, General Motors says it is pleased with the uptake of its latest engine oil spe …

TotalEnergies Opens Plant in Algeria

TotalEnergies Opens Plant in Algeria

TotalEnergies has opened a lubricant blending plant on Algeria’s Mediterranean coast to cater to the growing market in …

Fuchs Plans Lube Plant in Vietnam

Fuchs Plans Lube Plant in Vietnam

A year after forming a joint venture in Vietnam, Fuchs Petrolub SE has purchased land to build a finished lubricant fact …

Mexico Says Fuel Smuggling has Jumped

Mexico Says Fuel Smuggling has Jumped

A Mexican government agency complained recently that fuel smuggling in the country has more than doubled since 2018 and …

Parties Mum on Ownership of JV Stake

Parties Mum on Ownership of JV Stake

Bahrain Lube Base Oil Co. in Sitra, Bahrain, has been churning out API Group III base stocks since 2011. It’s clear wh …