Podcast: Shell on the Blue Tide


In December 2022, Shell announced that its lubricant subsidiary in the United States – Pennzoil-Quaker State – acquired a 49% stake in Blue Tide Environmental, a rerefiner with a gleaming new rerefinery and collection network.

Lubes’n’Greases talked to Max Blezer, base oil new business development manager, and Dr. Jason Brown, general manager of industry and transport technology, Shell Lubricants, about the rationale for the acquisition of the 5,000 barrels per day plant just a stone’s throw from Exxon’s site in Baytown.

Listen in to find out why a legacy crude producer and lubricant blender is dipping more than just a toe into the rerefining segment; Shell’s intention to integrate rerefined base stocks into its portfolio; and its ambition for a global-quality rerefined product.