Blending & Manufacturing Equipment

U.S. Lubricants Buys BP Blending Plant
A view of BP’s lubricants blending plant in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo courtesy of U.S. Lubricants

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 ...

Vanol Opens Plant in Dubai

Vanol Opens Plant in Dubai

Lube Report EMEA - October 19, 2021

Vanol FZE is preparing to unveil a lubricant blending plant in Dubai with capacity of 75,000 metric tons per year, a lau ...

Shell Starts Russian Expansion

Shell Starts Russian Expansion

Lube Report EMEA - October 12, 2021

Shell broke ground last week on the new building and storage facility that will house the capacity expansion of its 180, ...

When Disaster Strikes

When Disaster Strikes

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2021

From the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic to frequentsevere weather, the past few years have presented noshortage of o ...

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GP Tables Lube Plant Construction

Lube Report Asia - July 9, 2021

GP Global disclosed recently that it has tabled plans to build a lubricant blending plant in Saronda, India, because of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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Idemitsu Starts China Blending Plant

Lube Report Asia - August 21, 2020

Idemitsu Kosan Co. opened its second wholly owned lubricant blending plant in China last week, a facility in the souther ...

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Total to Expand UK Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - August 11, 2020

Total Lubricants last week announced an expansion plan to develop and upgrade its blending plant site in Ferrybridge in ...

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

Lube Report EMEA - July 28, 2020

Shell intends to increase the production capacity of its 180,000 tons per year blending plant in Torzhok by 50 percent b ...

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ExxonMobil Decides on India Blending Plant

Lube Report Asia - July 22, 2020

ExxonMobil has decided to build its first lubricant blending plant in India, a Rs 760 crore facility in Maharashtra, acc ...

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Petronas Closes Argentina Plant

Lube Report Americas - October 30, 2019

Malaysias Petronas Lubricants International recently closed its lubricant blending plant near Buenos Aires, Argentina, a ...

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Taming the Terror of Turnarounds

Lubes'n'Greases - October 22, 2019

Maintenance shutdowns can trigger fear in the hearts of base oil and lubricant plant operators, but the right leadership ...