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Blue Tide Completes First Phase of Project

Lube Report Americas - February 14, 2024

Blue Tide Environmental announced today completion of the first phase of its base oils rerefinery in Baytown, Texas – ...

Lack of Upkeep Hampers Turkmenbashi

Lack of Upkeep Hampers Turkmenbashi

Lube Report EMEA - February 13, 2024

Turkmenistan’s only base oil plant has been running at less than half of its 150,000 metric tons per year capacity due ...

Lukoil Refinery Struck in Drone Attack

Lukoil Refinery Struck in Drone Attack

Lube Report EMEA - February 6, 2024

Lukoil’s refinery in Volgograd, Russia, site of a major lubricant manufacturing complex, was struck last weekend by a ...

Vickers Opening Food-grade Lube Plant

Vickers Opening Food-grade Lube Plant

Lube Report EMEA - February 6, 2024

Vickers Oils announced it has built a lubricant blending plant in the Leeds, United Kingdom, area dedicated to productio ...

Hongrun White Oil Project includes Group III Plant

Hongrun White Oil Project includes Group III Plant

Lube Report Asia - February 2, 2024

Hongrun Petrochemical Technology Co. has commissioned a white oil project that includes an API Group III plant at its oi ...

Eni to Shutter Livorno Base Oil Plant

Eni to Shutter Livorno Base Oil Plant

Lube Report EMEA - January 30, 2024

Italian refiner Eni stated Monday that the base oil plant at its Livorno, Italy, fuels refinery will close permanently w ...

Shell to Produce Group III in Germany

Shell to Produce Group III in Germany

Lube Report EMEA - January 30, 2024

Shell last week announced plans to convert a fuels refinery in Wesseling, Germany, to produce API Group III base oils. T ...

Sinopec Lubricants Progresses on Tianjin Facility

Sinopec Lubricants Progresses on Tianjin Facility

Lube Report Asia - January 19, 2024

Sinopec’s finished lubricant arm has completed the main parts of the first phase of an expansion and upgrade of its fa ...

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Richful Announces Project Delays

Lube Report Asia - January 12, 2024

Richful Lube Additive Co. last month announced delays for two major projects – the upgrading of a lubricant additives ...

Lubes’n’Greases January Issue Available

Lubes’n’Greases January Issue Available

Lube Report Americas - January 10, 2024

Will PTFE be banned in the coming years, and how might increasing regulation affect lubricant formulations? What did Nor ...

Agreement Aims to Restart Curacao Refinery

Agreement Aims to Restart Curacao Refinery

Lube Report Americas - January 10, 2024

Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. and the owner of Refineria Isla have reached an agreement resolving a debt dispute and re-es ...

Vietnam Requires Lube Suppliers to Recycle

Vietnam Requires Lube Suppliers to Recycle

Lube Report Asia - January 5, 2024

Vietnam this week enacted an extended producer responsibility law requiring suppliers of lubricants and other materials ...

India’s Base Oil Supply Base Set to Jump

India’s Base Oil Supply Base Set to Jump

Lube Report Asia - January 5, 2024

India’s total base oil production capacity is set to jump in the next few years due to expansions by state-owned oil c ...

VMPAvto Opens Small Blending Plant

VMPAvto Opens Small Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - January 2, 2024

Russian lubricant maker VMPAvto, recently opened a small factory in Saint Petersburg’s heavily industrialized Kirovsky ...

Base Oils Said Unaffected by Porvoo Conversion

Base Oils Said Unaffected by Porvoo Conversion

Lube Report EMEA - January 2, 2024

Neste announced it will convert its Porvoo, Finland, crude oil refinery to process renewable feedstocks, but that change ...

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Richful Receives Warning from Securities Bureau

Lube Report Asia - December 29, 2023

Richful Lube Additive Co. disclosed this week that it received a warning from securities officials who concluded that so ...

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Base Oil Capacity: Plants

Factbook - December 28, 2023

The world’s 12 largest base oil refineries account for more than a quarter of the world’s base oil capacity. With th ...