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Pemex to Boost Base Oil Output

Lube Report Americas - January 19, 2022

After years of reduced production, Mexico’s government wants state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos to raise its output of ba ...

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Agency Ties Mood Disorders to Rouen Fire

Lube Report EMEA - January 11, 2022

Residents in proximity to Lubrizol’s lubricant additive plant in Rouen, France, experienced elevated incidence of mood ...

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Fuel Supplier NSH Delves into Lubes

Lube Report Asia - January 7, 2022

A leading fuel retailer in southern Vietnam is dipping its toe into the lubricants business as it searches for ways to c ...

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ExxonMobil Workers Vote on Union

Lube Report Americas - January 5, 2022

Employees at ExxonMobil’s Beaumont, Texas, refining complex and lubricant manufacturing plant completed an election la ...

Lotos Discloses Group II Capacity

Lotos Discloses Group II Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - January 4, 2022

Poland’s Lotos Group recently awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for an upgrade and expansi ...

KH Neochem Approves Expansion

KH Neochem Approves Expansion

Lube Report Asia - December 31, 2021

The board of directors of Japan’s KH Neochem Co. decided on Dec. 27 to invest ¥9.5 billion at its manufacturing plant ...

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Baytown Scaled Back After Fire

Lube Report Americas - December 29, 2021

ExxonMobil’s Baytown, Texas, refinery – site of the second-largest base oil plant in the United States – is operat ...

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Battery Maker Enters Lubes Business

Lube Report Asia - December 10, 2021

The rise of electric vehicles has a few lubricant companies looking to branch into aspects of EVs that have nothing to d ...

Factory Will Make Castor Derivatives

Factory Will Make Castor Derivatives

Lube Report Asia - December 10, 2021

France-based Arkema announced on Monday a 50% increase in global capacity for its Oleris castor oil derivatives, which a ...

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ExxonMobil LAO Project Pushed Back

Lube Report Americas - December 8, 2021

ExxonMobil’s entry into the linear alpha olefin market has been delayed as a large expansion of the company’s Baytow ...

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Indian Oil to Make Maleic Anhydride

Lube Report Asia - November 5, 2021

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. said this week that it will build a large maleic anhydride plant at its oil refinery in Panipat, I ...

BASF-Petronas Boosts 2-EHA Output

BASF-Petronas Boosts 2-EHA Output

Lube Report Asia - October 15, 2021

A Malaysian joint venture between BASF and Petronas will double its capacity to make 2-ethylhexanoic acid due to growing ...

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Lanxess Unveils Antioxidant Expansion

Lube Report Asia - October 15, 2021

Lanxess said this week that it will expand its output of aminic antioxidants for lubricants at a chemical factory in Tai ...

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ExxonMobil to Raise High-vis PAO Capacity

Lube Report Americas - October 13, 2021

ExxonMobil Synthetics today announced plans to expand the production capacity of its metallocene high viscosity polyalph ...

Rekindling the Flame

Rekindling the Flame

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

U.S. Base Oil Production Continues on the Path to Recovery The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on United States base ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

In the Eye of the Storm One of the unrelenting concerns for base oil market participants over the past several months ...

Kazakhstan to Make Group II, III

Kazakhstan to Make Group II, III

Lube Report EMEA - September 21, 2021

Kazakhstan is working on several new petrochemical refining projects carrying a combined price tag of U.S. $12 billion, ...