Equipment

Shell Expands Indonesia Plant
A high-speed filling line at Shell Indonesia’s expanded Marunda lubricant blending plant. Photo courtesy of Shell Indonesia

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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Webinar Promotes Process for Aviation Oils

Webinar Promotes Process for Aviation Oils

Lube Report Americas - September 28, 2022

Tribology-by-design aims to simplify and make more efficient the development of tribological solutions involving lubrica ...

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Blue Tide Plans Texas Rerefinery

Lube Report Americas - September 21, 2022

Blue Tide Environmental – which is developing a network of used motor oil recycling facilities across North America ...

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Jalos Studies Lube Test Methods

Lube Report Asia - September 9, 2022

Japan Lubricating Oil Society recently reported results of studies that it completed into the accuracy of test methods f ...

Nynas Launches Rerefined Transformer Oil

Nynas Launches Rerefined Transformer Oil

Lube Report EMEA - September 6, 2022

Nynas AB announced last week that it has started to rerefine used electrical transformer oils at its base oil plant in N ...

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Japan to Develop Base Oil Rerefining

Lube Report Asia - September 2, 2022

Eneos Corp. is conducting a two-year study on recycled waste lubricants to help establish supply of rerefined base oil i ...

Japan Explores Base Oil Rerefining

Japan Explores Base Oil Rerefining

Lube Report Asia - August 12, 2022

In an effort to reduce reliance on virgin base oils and to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, the Japanese government ...

Avoiding Varnish-related Shutdowns with Routine and Advanced Tests

Avoiding Varnish-related Shutdowns with Routine and Advanced Tests

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

Varnish can be a real headache for those tasked with managing equipment uptime. Fortunately, advanced testing can help t ...

Cupper Builds Blending Plant

Cupper Builds Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2022

Russian independent lubricant maker Cupper plans to build a lubricant blending plant in Dzershinsk, in Russia’s Nizhny ...

Evans: STLE Helps Industry Meet Challenges

Evans: STLE Helps Industry Meet Challenges

Lube Report Americas - May 18, 2022

The new president of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers said such professional organizations can play ...

The Science Behind New Lubricant Testing

The Science Behind New Lubricant Testing

Lubes'n'Greases - May 2, 2022

New engine oil performance categories mean renewed attention to the testing protocols that accompany them. Discover how ...

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Mixed Actions of Lube Suppliers in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - April 12, 2022

Seven weeks into Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the number of foreign businesses vowing to leave Russia or scal ...

Selby, Lubricant Testing Giant, Dies

Selby, Lubricant Testing Giant, Dies

Lube Report Americas - March 30, 2022

Ted Selby, founder of the Savant Group and a giant in the field of lubricant testing, died Monday at the age of 93. Over ...

CNOOC Prepares Group III Expansion

CNOOC Prepares Group III Expansion

Lube Report Asia - March 18, 2022

China National Offshore Oil Corp. is finalizing plans for a large base oil expansion at its refinery in Taizhou, Jiangsu ...

U.S. Lubricants Buys BP Blending Plant

U.S. Lubricants Buys BP Blending Plant

Lube Report Americas - January 19, 2022

U.S. Lubricants purchased a lube blending facility in Baltimore, Maryland, from BP, the company announced this week. U.S ...