Nigeria Plots Lube Industrys Future

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - October 21, 2014

Nigeria held its first Lubricant Summit in Lagos in August to discuss the state of the industry and plan the sectors fut ...


Trecora Gets Wax Maker SSI Chusei

Lube Report - October 8, 2014

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Trecora Resources closed last week on a $73 million acquisition of Schumann/Steiers Tex ...


Big Wax Plant Opening in India

Lube Report Asia - August 19, 2014

Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. is preparing to open to open the largest wax plant in India - a 50,000 ton per year facility be ...


Calumet Invests in La. GTL Plant

Lube Report - June 11, 2014

Calumet Specialty Products Partners invested as a joint venture partner in construction of a Lake Charles, La., commerci ...


Are Europes Waxes Up to Snuff?

Lubes'n'Greases - January 3, 2014

Europe's Waxes: Up to Snuff? Production is sputtering, even as the region's appetite for petroleum waxes grows. Will the ...


Calumet Clears the Air with EPA

Lube Report - November 13, 2013

In a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency, Calumet Shreveport Lubricant and Waxes has agreed to pay a $32 ...


Petroleum Wax Supply Melts

Lube Report - August 7, 2013

Petroleum wax made up just 73 percent of global wax supply in 2012, down from 90 percent in 2002, as API Group I capacit ...


U.S. Base Oil Capacity Stays Steady

Lube Report - April 17, 2013

Base oil capacity in the United States totaled 218,000 barrels per day on Jan. 1, compared to 217,300 b/d a year earlier ...


Is Wax Supply About to Gutter?

Lube Report - November 21, 2012

Paraffin wax, once a near-afterthought to base oil manufacturing, today is a valuable prop to API Group I refinery margi ...


Lubrizol Sued Over Lockhart Acquisition

Lube Report - May 30, 2012

Z Technologies filed an antitrust suit against Lubrizol, alleging its acquisition of Lockharts wax oxidate business in 2 ...


BASF Launches Wax Plant

Lube Report - April 11, 2012

BASF commissioned a new oxidized polyethylene waxes manufacturing plant at its Ludwigshafen site in Germany. The low-de ...