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Total Loss Expected From Chemtool Fire
A volunteer firefighter connects a hose to help fight a fire at Lubrizol Corp.’s Chemtool plant in Rockton, Illinois. © Andy Manis/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News

Total Loss Expected From Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 16, 2021

A devastating fire that started Monday continued to burn Tuesday at Lubrizol’s Chemtool grease manufacturing plant in ...

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Ergon Restarting West Virginia Refinery

Lube Report Americas - June 16, 2021

Ergon said Tuesday that it had begun the process or restarting its Newell, West Virginia, refinery, which was damaged by ...

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Tianjin Complex Will Have Lube Plant

Lube Report Asia - June 4, 2021

Sinopec announced recently that it is proceeding with plans to build a petrochemical refining complex in Tianjin, China, ...

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Fire Damages West Virginia Refinery

Lube Report Americas - June 2, 2021

A fire broke out Saturday night at Ergon’s refinery in Newell, West Virginia, damaging a fuels unit and forcing the wh ...

Exol Expands U.K. Factory

Exol Expands U.K. Factory

Lube Report EMEA - June 1, 2021

United Kingdom-based Exol Lubricants announced it has begun redevelopment of its Rotherham site to increase lubricant bl ...

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Ampol to Continue Lytton Operations

Lube Report Asia - May 21, 2021

Ampol announced Monday that it will keep open its Lytton, Australia, refinery – which includes a finished lubricant bl ...

Total Expands Russian Blend Plant

Total Expands Russian Blend Plant

Lube Report EMEA - May 18, 2021

Total has decided to expand its three-year-old lubricant blending plant in Russia, stating that it is taking the action ...

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Perstorp Lifts Force Majeure Declaration

Lube Report EMEA - May 18, 2021

Perstorp has lifted the force majeure notice it issued on April 9 for supply of pentaerythritol mono and related materia ...

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Shell Accelerates Refinery Contraction

Lube Report Asia - May 14, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell has accelerated its timeline for reducing the crude oil throughput capacity of its refinery on Singapo ...

Gauging Interest

Gauging Interest

Lubes'n'Greases - May 3, 2021

A crossover test will allow quick, easy and inexpensive grease particle counts  An industry working group is ne ...

The Proof Is in the Earnings

The Proof Is in the Earnings

Lubes'n'Greases - May 3, 2021

The pandemic affected different companies in the lubricants industry differently. Which ones emerged triumphant, and&nb ...

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IOCL Plans Another Base Oil Plant

Lube Report Asia - April 16, 2021

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. plans to build an API Group III base oil plant at its refinery in Panipat – part of a broader ex ...

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OEMs Propose Global System for Specs

Lube Report EMEA - April 13, 2021

A new automaker organization is proposing a global framework for industry performance specifications for lubricants and ...

Total Pulls Plug on Gonfreville

Total Pulls Plug on Gonfreville

Lube Report EMEA - April 13, 2021

Total has decided to permanently close a base oil plant at its refinery in Gonfreville, France, as part of a project to ...

Base Oil Reactor Sails on Long Voyage

Base Oil Reactor Sails on Long Voyage

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

Two units that are key to an upgrade project reach Gazprom Neft’s base oil plant in Omsk, Russia, last week culminatin ...

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BRB Constructing Lube Additives Plant

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

Chemical company BRB International announced last week the groundbreaking for a lubricant additive factory that it will ...

United States Base Oils Bounce Back?

United States Base Oils Bounce Back?

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the United States base oil market during 2020. It was, as industry veteran Steph ...