Plants & Equipment

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2022

Once more, supply and demand do not match in the North American base oil market. What has caused the imbalance?

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2022

The global base oil market has been through a lot since 2020. How has it weathered the storm?

Cepsa JV Mulls Palm Chemicals Expansion

Cepsa JV Mulls Palm Chemicals Expansion

Lube Report Asia - November 18, 2022

The Sinarmas Cepsa Pte joint venture will expand production of biobased chemicals at its fatty alcohol plant in Indonesi ...

BRB Opens Additives Factory

BRB Opens Additives Factory

Lube Report EMEA - November 15, 2022

BRB International announced last week the opening of a lubricant additives factory in Echt, Netherlands, a facility that ...

Shell Expands Indonesia Plant

Shell Expands Indonesia Plant

Lube Report Asia - November 11, 2022

Shell completed an expansion that more than doubles the size of its lubricant blending plant on Indonesia’s Java islan ...

Puraglobe Moves Forward on U.S. Rerefinery

Puraglobe Moves Forward on U.S. Rerefinery

Lube Report Americas - November 9, 2022

Plans for a rerefinery in Tampa, Florida were on the books for so long, the industry could be forgiven for considering t ...

Grepar Bullish on Brazil Base Oils

Grepar Bullish on Brazil Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - November 9, 2022

Aimed at being the leading producer of industrial naphthenic lubricants and petroleum asphalt cement in Brazil, Grepar P ...

Eneos Closes Group I Plant

Eneos Closes Group I Plant

Lube Report Asia - October 28, 2022

Eneos Corp. closed the API Group I base oil plant at its Negishi refinery near Tokyo this month, part of a decision to p ...

Additive

Richful Plans Additives Expansion

Lube Report Asia - October 28, 2022

Richful Lube Additive Co. has proposed investing ¥1 billion (U.S. $138.3 million) to expand its lubricant additive fact ...

U.S. Lubricants Operates Baltimore Plant

U.S. Lubricants Operates Baltimore Plant

Lube Report Americas - October 19, 2022

U.S. Lubricants is now operating at its Baltimore, Maryland, facility it acquired from BP in January, the company announ ...

Additive

Recvoil Builds Chile’s First Rerefinery

Lube Report Americas - October 19, 2022

A used oil management organization, in cooperation with fuels and lubricants distributor Enex, broke ground last month o ...

Additive

Russian Blender to Expand

Lube Report EMEA - October 18, 2022

Russian independent lube maker Nordoil plans to expand its lubricant production site near Moscow to help fill the supply ...

Additive

ExxonMobil to Upgrade Tianjin Blending Plant

Lube Report Asia - October 14, 2022

ExxonMobil is upgrading its lubricant blending plant in Tianjin, China, in response to projected long-term demand growth ...

BASF to Build Neopentyl Glycol Plant

BASF to Build Neopentyl Glycol Plant

Lube Report Asia - October 14, 2022

BASF announced on Tuesday it will invest an undisclosed amount to build a neopentyl glycol plant with 80,000 metric tons ...

NNPC Buys OVH Downstream Business

NNPC Buys OVH Downstream Business

Lube Report EMEA - October 11, 2022

Nigerian National Petroleum Co. has acquired OVH Energy Marketing, operator of the Oando fuels and lubricants business a ...

Additive

BASF, Hannong Plan Surfactants JV

Lube Report Asia - October 7, 2022

BASF and Hannong Chemicals have tentatively agreed to form a joint venture that would manufacture non-ionic surfactants ...

Kirei Vows to Make Additives for Russia

Kirei Vows to Make Additives for Russia

Lube Report EMEA - October 4, 2022

Kirei Chemical LLC, an Anglo-Russian company headquartered in London, announced it is building a lubricant additive fact ...