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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

HCC Down, WD-40 Up

HCC Down, WD-40 Up

Lube Report Americas - October 19, 2020

Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment reported lower revenue for the third quarter, while WD-40 posted higher ...

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Indian Oil Plans Gujarat Base Oil Plant

Lube Report Asia - October 16, 2020

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. plans to construct a 235,000 metric ton per year base oil plant at its Gujarat, India, refinery as ...

Hydrodec Plans JV With Transformer Recycler

Hydrodec Plans JV With Transformer Recycler

Lube Report Americas - October 7, 2020

Transformer oil rerefiner Hydrodec announced it is forming a joint venture with a U.S. company that recycles electrical ...

Making a Clean Transition

Making a Clean Transition

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

Today’s lube manufacturers blend hundreds of different products on the same equipment, necessitating periodic flushing ...

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Lube Report Asia - September 18, 2020

Fluor Corp. announced on Sept. 15 that it safely achieved mechanical completion of Valvoline’s lubricants blending pla ...

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Fuchs Invests in South Africa

Lube Report EMEA - September 8, 2020

Fuchs Lubricants announced that it is investing 250 million South African rand (U.S. $14.9 million) as part of a project ...

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Gulf Base Oil Plants Weather Laura

Lube Report Americas - September 2, 2020

The United States base oil market is still waiting for information about the reopening of the Excel Paralubes plant in W ...

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Gulf Plants Batten Down for Laura

Lube Report Americas - August 26, 2020

Refineries in eastern Texas and Louisiana are closing or scaling back operations as an intensifying Hurricane Laura barr ...