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SK Promises Green Strategy

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2021

The parent company of SK Lubricants is looking for partners for base oil and chemical joint ventures, according to a New ...

Indian Oil Opens Blending Plant

Indian Oil Opens Blending Plant

Lube Report Asia - January 1, 2021

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. opened a lubricant blending plant in Kolkata last month, saying the plant will support and benefit ...

No Base Oil Plant Is an Island

No Base Oil Plant Is an Island

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2021

There are approximately 120 large fuels refineries worldwide that produce base oils as part of their overall product sl ...

2020: Busy Beyond Pandemic

2020: Busy Beyond Pandemic

Lube Report Asia - December 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was the biggest news in any industry in 2020, but the region’s lubricant markets had plenty of o ...

Galp Refinery Closing in 2021

Galp Refinery Closing in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - December 22, 2020

Portuguese energy company Galp said yesterday that it will close the smaller of its two refineries – a facility in Mat ...

Small Rerefinery Opens in Russia’s Far East

Small Rerefinery Opens in Russia’s Far East

Lube Report EMEA - December 22, 2020

A small API Group I base oil rerefinery opened last week in Amur Oblast in the Russian Far East, the region’s governme ...

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Shell to Close Singapore Plant

Lube Report Asia - December 18, 2020

As part of an initiative to decarbonize its refining operations in Singapore, Royal Dutch Shell plans to permanently clo ...

Oest Expands Raw Materials Storage

Oest Expands Raw Materials Storage

Lube Report EMEA - December 15, 2020

German lubricants producer Oest Group has installed tanks with capacity to store 480,000 liters of raw materials at its ...

Taneco Prepares to Add 6 CentiStoke Oil

Taneco Prepares to Add 6 CentiStoke Oil

Lube Report EMEA - December 1, 2020

Russian oil major Tatneft’s Taneco refinery overhauled several units as part of a project aimed at enabling it to mak ...

Tapping into a New Test

Tapping into a New Test

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

A key test for evaluating the lubricity of metal removal fluids has been retired and a new one screwed into place in Ja ...

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Sri Lanka’s First Grease Plant Almost Built

Lube Report Asia - November 27, 2020

Lanka IOC said recently that it expects to complete construction of Sri Lanka’s first grease plant by the end of this ...

Gazprom Takes Over Serbia Plant

Gazprom Takes Over Serbia Plant

Lube Report EMEA - November 24, 2020

Gazpromneft-Lubricants has taken control of and plans to expand NIS’s blending plant in Novi Sad, Serbia, to boost its ...

Used Oil Collection Recovers in Italy

Used Oil Collection Recovers in Italy

Lube Report EMEA - November 24, 2020

Used oil collection in Italy nearly recovered to pre-pandemic levels during the three months ended in August, according ...

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Reducing Waste from Blend Plant Flushing

Lube Report Americas - November 18, 2020

The United State Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $300,000 grant recently to a New Jersey university that will ...

Lube Recycler Makes Group I Oils

Lube Recycler Makes Group I Oils

Lube Report Americas - November 11, 2020

A Minnesota company formerly known as Rational Energies changed its name last month to Rational Resource and announced t ...

Omsk Refinery Makes Calcium Sulfonate

Omsk Refinery Makes Calcium Sulfonate

Lube Report EMEA - November 10, 2020

Gazprom Neft is continuing with a project to add API Group II and III capacity to it refinery in Omsk, Russia, but the s ...

Capacity Rising for Infineum Detergents

Capacity Rising for Infineum Detergents

Lube Report EMEA - November 3, 2020

A lubricant additive factory that ExxonMobil operates on behalf of Infineum is wrapping up an expansion of a facility th ...