Plants & Equipment

HCC Down, WD-40 Up

HCC Down, WD-40 Up

Lube Report Americas - October 19, 2020

Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment reported lower revenue for the third quarter, while WD-40 posted higher ...

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Indian Oil Plans Gujarat Base Oil Plant

Lube Report Asia - October 16, 2020

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. plans to construct a 235,000 metric ton per year base oil plant at its Gujarat, India, refinery as ...

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Oxea Boosts Isononanoic Acid Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - October 13, 2020

OQ Chemicals – formerly Oxea – recently completed an expansion at its site in Oberhausen, Germany, increasing its is ...

Hydrodec Plans JV With Transformer Recycler

Hydrodec Plans JV With Transformer Recycler

Lube Report Americas - October 7, 2020

Transformer oil rerefiner Hydrodec announced it is forming a joint venture with a U.S. company that recycles electrical ...

Making a Clean Transition

Making a Clean Transition

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

Today’s lube manufacturers blend hundreds of different products on the same equipment, necessitating periodic flushing ...

From the Upheaval: A Brave New Industry?

From the Upheaval: A Brave New Industry?

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the lubricants industry, but it’s not the only factor forcing industry players to c ...

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Lube Report Asia - September 18, 2020

Fluor Corp. announced on Sept. 15 that it safely achieved mechanical completion of Valvoline’s lubricants blending pla ...

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Fuchs Invests in South Africa

Lube Report EMEA - September 8, 2020

Fuchs Lubricants announced that it is investing 250 million South African rand (U.S. $14.9 million) as part of a project ...

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Gulf Base Oil Plants Weather Laura

Lube Report Americas - September 2, 2020

The United States base oil market is still waiting for information about the reopening of the Excel Paralubes plant in W ...

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Survey Studies Impacts of Rouen Fire

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2020

France’s public health agency is conducting a survey to assess health and quality of life impacts of a September 2019 ...

ACC Extends Emergency Protocol

ACC Extends Emergency Protocol

Lube Report Americas - August 26, 2020

The American Chemistry Council last week extended to Dec. 31 its emergency protocol meant to give companies flexibility ...

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Gulf Plants Batten Down for Laura

Lube Report Americas - August 26, 2020

Refineries in eastern Texas and Louisiana are closing or scaling back operations as an intensifying Hurricane Laura barr ...

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Idemitsu Starts China Blending Plant

Lube Report Asia - August 21, 2020

Idemitsu Kosan Co. opened its second wholly owned lubricant blending plant in China last week, a facility in the souther ...

New Denmark Rerefinery Starts Up

New Denmark Rerefinery Starts Up

Lube Report EMEA - August 18, 2020

Joint venture Avista Green announced last week that its new base oil rerefinery in Kalundborg, Denmark was operational. ...

Novvi Base Oil Plant Starts Production

Novvi Base Oil Plant Starts Production

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

Chevron and Novvi LLC announced the first production of fully renewable base oil from Novvi’s Deer Park facility in Ho ...

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Total to Expand UK Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - August 11, 2020

Total Lubricants last week announced an expansion plan to develop and upgrade its blending plant site in Ferrybridge in ...

Recovering Fishing Vessel Waste Oil

Recovering Fishing Vessel Waste Oil

Lube Report Asia - August 7, 2020

A city on South Korea’s Jeju Island says a project that recovers waste lubricants generated by fishing vessels is help ...