Plants & Equipment

Base Oil Reactor Sails on Long Voyage
The shipping company hired by Gazprom Neft unloads the hydro treatment and catalytic dewaxing reactors at a river dock in Omsk, Russia. Photo courtesy of Gazprom Neft

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 ...

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Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Be Careful What You Wish ForA little over year ago, when an unknown virus plunged the world into a pandemic, base o ...

Provisional Licensing Invoked for HDEOs

Provisional Licensing Invoked for HDEOs

Lube Report Americas - March 31, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute invoked provisional licensing this month for most active North American industry heavy- ...

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Gen III Announces Rerefinery Builder

Lube Report Americas - March 31, 2021

Gen III Oil Corp. announced on Monday that it has contracted Koch Project Solutions to provide engineering, construction ...

Fuchs Opens Polyurea Grease Plant

Fuchs Opens Polyurea Grease Plant

Lube Report EMEA - March 30, 2021

Fuchs Petrolub SE opened a polyurea lubricating grease factory at its Kaiserslautern, Germany, site, the company announc ...

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After Fire, Rouen Adopts Alert System

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2021

A year and a half after a fire at a local lubricant additive factory, the northern France city of Rouen has adopted a sy ...

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

Lube Report Americas - March 10, 2021

DuPont said last week that it is investing $40 million to construct specialty lubricant manufacturing units at existing ...

Gazprom Upgrades Moscow Lubes Plant

Gazprom Upgrades Moscow Lubes Plant

Lube Report EMEA - March 9, 2021

Gazpromneft-Lubricants boosted the production capacity of its Moscow lubricants blending plant by 50% and introduced a s ...

Coalition Aims to Boost Container Recycling

Coalition Aims to Boost Container Recycling

Lube Report Americas - March 3, 2021

Three lubricant brands and two manufacturers of plastic containers announced yesterday the formation of the National Lub ...

Zeller+Gmelin Expands in China

Zeller+Gmelin Expands in China

Lube Report Asia - February 26, 2021

German lubricant Zeller+Gmelin said this week that it is expanding in China, relocating into a larger factory after agre ...

OQ Declares Force Majeure in Texas

OQ Declares Force Majeure in Texas

Lube Report Americas - February 17, 2021

OQ Chemicals said Monday that it was declaring force majeure for the supply of chemicals produced at its Bay City, Texas ...

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Australian Court Backs Southern Oil

Lube Report Asia - February 5, 2021

An Australian court last week ruled in favor of Australian rerefiner Southern Oil Refining in its litigation against tra ...

Ineos Declares Force Majeure for PAOs

Ineos Declares Force Majeure for PAOs

Lube Report Americas - February 3, 2021

Ineos declared force majeure last month on supply of low-viscosity polyalphaolefins after an unexpected disruption to fe ...

Lukoil Streams Group II in Volgograd

Lukoil Streams Group II in Volgograd

Lube Report EMEA - February 2, 2021

Lukoil last week commissioned a new API Group II base oil plant at its refinery in Volgograd, Russia. The 10 billion rub ...

Turkey Gains Group II

Turkey Gains Group II

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2021

Picture a refinery and you probably think of the endless industrial landscape of the Texas Gulf Coast, not the rolling ...