Plants & Facilities

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?

Lubref Recruits Producers for LubeHub

Lubref Recruits Producers for LubeHub

Lube Report EMEA - November 22, 2022

Luberef signed memorandums of understanding with several companies this month, agreeing to explore the possibility of co ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

SI Adds Antioxidant Capacity in India

SI Adds Antioxidant Capacity in India

Lube Report Asia - September 30, 2022

Additives manufacturer SI Group is expanding production capacity at its Rasal, India, factory for antioxidants used in l ...

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Butylene Oxide Plant Being Built in China

Lube Report Asia - September 23, 2022

Sinopec’s Yanshan Petrochemical is installing a production line to make butylene oxide, a chemical intermediate used t ...