Plants & Facilities

ExxonMobil Continues Group II Expansion
Reactor being installed as part of ExxonMobil’s base oil expansion in Singapore. Photo courtesy of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific

ExxonMobil Continues Group II Expansion

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2022

ExxonMobil is evaluating the possibility of building capacity to make API Group III base oils, according to the head of ...

Ineos Adds Low-vis, High-vis PAOs

Ineos Adds Low-vis, High-vis PAOs

Lube Report Americas - June 29, 2022

Ineos Oligomers announced this week the startup of its new 120,000-metric-tons-per-year low viscosity polyalphaolefins u ...

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Exxon Predicts Fewer Base Oil Investments

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2022

An ExxonMobil official predicted Monday that the pace of openings of new base oil capacity will slow in coming years com ...

Consortium Seeks Isla Refinery Deal

Consortium Seeks Isla Refinery Deal

Lube Report Americas - June 22, 2022

Refineria di Kursou, the Curacao government agency that owns the Isla Refinery, entered exclusive negotiations with a he ...

Equipment Maker Perma Expands in U.S.

Equipment Maker Perma Expands in U.S.

Lube Report Americas - June 15, 2022

German-based grease and lubrication systems manufacturer H-T-L Perma USA is expanding its production capacity at a new h ...

Perstorp Shifts to Renewable Raw Materials

Perstorp Shifts to Renewable Raw Materials

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2022

Perstorp Group said June 9 that its largest plant in Sweden will convert all polyols derived from petroleum – pentaery ...

Chevron Phillips to Add New PAO Unit

Chevron Phillips to Add New PAO Unit

Lube Report EMEA - June 7, 2022

Chevron Phillips Chemical said today it will build a new polyalphaolefins unit in Beringen, Belgium, in response to grow ...

Lube Factory Destroyed in Rocket Attack

Lube Factory Destroyed in Rocket Attack

Lube Report EMEA - May 31, 2022

The war in Ukraine has caused and continues to cause horrendous damage. Among the casualties is a lubricants manufacture ...

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Base Oils Not Affected by S-Oil Explosion

Lube Report Asia - May 20, 2022

One person died and nine were injured Thursday night in an explosion at S-Oil’s refinery in Onsan, South Korea. The in ...

Shell in Talks to Sell Torzhok Plant

Shell in Talks to Sell Torzhok Plant

Lube Report EMEA - May 10, 2022

Shell is negotiating with an unidentified party to sell its lubricant blending plant in Torzhok, Russia, along with its ...

Blenders Grapple with China’s Lockdowns

Blenders Grapple with China’s Lockdowns

Lube Report Asia - May 6, 2022

Companies in China’s lubricant industry are striving to continue delivering products to clients during stringent gover ...

Yanshan Joins Group III Ranks

Yanshan Joins Group III Ranks

Lube Report Asia - April 29, 2022

Sinopec’s Yanshan Petrochemical Co. has begun producing API Group III base oils, joining the growing list of Chinese r ...

Order: Chemtool to Pay for Cleanup

Order: Chemtool to Pay for Cleanup

Lube Report Americas - April 27, 2022

An Illinois judge on Monday approved an order holding Lubrizol’s Chemtool Inc. responsible for cleaning up the site of ...

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Peter Greven Boosts Esters Output

Lube Report EMEA - April 26, 2022

German oleochemical supplier Peter Greven GmbH announced last week that it has expanded ester production capacity at its ...

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BASF-YPC Boosting Ethanolamine Output

Lube Report Asia - April 22, 2022

An expansion of the Nanjing, China, petrochemical joint venture between BASF and Sinopec will bring the site’s capacit ...

TotalEnergies Opens Plant in Algeria

TotalEnergies Opens Plant in Algeria

Lube Report EMEA - April 19, 2022

TotalEnergies has opened a lubricant blending plant on Algeria’s Mediterranean coast to cater to the growing market in ...

Evonik Adds Isobutene Derivatives Capacity

Evonik Adds Isobutene Derivatives Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - April 5, 2022

Evonik said March 30 that it has invested at least €10 million to increase capacity for isobutene derivatives by more ...