Tim Sullivan

Tim@lubesngreases.com

Executive Editor

Recent Articles

Idemitsu Agrees to Sell Back Shell Business

Idemitsu Agrees to Sell Back Shell Business

Idemitsu Kosan Co. announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to sell Shell Lubricants Japan back to Shell, 16 …

U.S. Base Oil Output Tumbles in May

U.S. Base Oil Output Tumbles in May

Base oil production in the United States regressed in May, falling to its lowest seasonally adjusted level since the sta …

China Says U.S. Firms Dump N-propanol

China Says U.S. Firms Dump N-propanol

China’s Ministry of Commerce announced recently that it will impose punitive tariffs on n-propanol imported by America …

ExxonMobil Decides on India Blending Plant

ExxonMobil Decides on India Blending Plant

ExxonMobil has decided to build its first lubricant blending plant in India, a Rs 760 crore facility in Maharashtra, acc …

GP to Restructure in Face of Pandemic

GP to Restructure in Face of Pandemic

GP Global Group disclosed Monday that it is seeking new investors to help it weather a financial crunch caused by the CO …

Solomon: Pandemic to Close Base Oil Plants

Solomon: Pandemic to Close Base Oil Plants

The economic crises created by the Covid-19 pandemic will probably trigger an overdue consolidation of global base oil c …

Grim Outlook Given for Industry

Grim Outlook Given for Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious damage to lubricants markets around the world, but the bigger problem could be …

Isla Refinery Talks Fail Again

Isla Refinery Talks Fail Again

Negotiations between Refineria di Korsou and Klesch Group collapsed last week, leaving the tiny island nation once again …

Indonesia, Honda JV Tangle over Lube Tie-in

Indonesia, Honda JV Tangle over Lube Tie-in

A fair trade regulator in Indonesia heard arguments this week in the case of a Honda scooter supplier charged with illeg …

Base Oil Plant Studied in Brazil

Base Oil Plant Studied in Brazil

Two energy start-up companies – Houston-based Oil Group Investments and Rio de Janeiro’s EnP – have agreed to stud …

U.S. Base Oil Output Declines

U.S. Base Oil Output Declines

April base oil production in the United States was 13.2% lower than the five-year running average for that month, after …

Grim Outlook Given for Industry

Grim Outlook Given for Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious damage to lubricants markets around the world, but the bigger problem could be …

Dire Times Forecast for Industry

Dire Times Forecast for Industry

The lubricant industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and demand could remain depressed at least into 2022, …

Hindujas in Court Over Ownership

Hindujas in Court Over Ownership

The Hinduja Group, owner of several lubricant businesses, is embroiled in a dispute between the four aging brothers who …

VLS Cites Hyperdrive Engine Oil

VLS Cites Hyperdrive Engine Oil

United Kingdom-based Verification of Lubricant Standards announced last week that it reported an engine oil marketed by …

States Sue Over Fuel Economy Rollback

States Sue Over Fuel Economy Rollback

Twenty-three United States states and the District of Columbia sued President Donald Trump’s administration at the end …

VLS Starts Testing Program

VLS Starts Testing Program

A United Kingdom organization that polices engine oils accused of violating performance claims or industry specification …

Aramco Withdraws from Cilacap JV

Aramco Withdraws from Cilacap JV

Pertamina disclosed last week that Saudi Aramco has withdrawn from discussions about a plan to jointly expand the Indone …