Plants & Facilities

Base Oil Reactor Sails on Long Voyage
The shipping company hired by Gazprom Neft unloads the hydro treatment and catalytic dewaxing reactors at a river dock in Omsk, Russia. Photo courtesy of Gazprom Neft

Base Oil Reactor Sails on Long Voyage

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

Two units that are key to an upgrade project reach Gazprom Neft’s base oil plant in Omsk, Russia, last week culminatin ...

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BRB Constructing Lube Additives Plant

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

Chemical company BRB International announced last week the groundbreaking for a lubricant additive factory that it will ...

United States Base Oils Bounce Back?

United States Base Oils Bounce Back?

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the United States base oil market during 2020. It was, as industry veteran Steph ...

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Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Be Careful What You Wish ForA little over year ago, when an unknown virus plunged the world into a pandemic, base o ...

Fuchs Opens Polyurea Grease Plant

Fuchs Opens Polyurea Grease Plant

Lube Report EMEA - March 30, 2021

Fuchs Petrolub SE opened a polyurea lubricating grease factory at its Kaiserslautern, Germany, site, the company announc ...

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After Fire, Rouen Adopts Alert System

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2021

A year and a half after a fire at a local lubricant additive factory, the northern France city of Rouen has adopted a sy ...

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

Lube Report Americas - March 10, 2021

DuPont said last week that it is investing $40 million to construct specialty lubricant manufacturing units at existing ...

Is Latin America Down for the Count?

Is Latin America Down for the Count?

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Last year, governments around the globe scrambled to dodge the economic effects of stay-at-home orders, increased unemp ...

Zeller+Gmelin Expands in China

Zeller+Gmelin Expands in China

Lube Report Asia - February 26, 2021

German lubricant Zeller+Gmelin said this week that it is expanding in China, relocating into a larger factory after agre ...

OQ Declares Force Majeure in Texas

OQ Declares Force Majeure in Texas

Lube Report Americas - February 17, 2021

OQ Chemicals said Monday that it was declaring force majeure for the supply of chemicals produced at its Bay City, Texas ...

Ineos Declares Force Majeure for PAOs

Ineos Declares Force Majeure for PAOs

Lube Report Americas - February 3, 2021

Ineos declared force majeure last month on supply of low-viscosity polyalphaolefins after an unexpected disruption to fe ...

Lukoil Streams Group II in Volgograd

Lukoil Streams Group II in Volgograd

Lube Report EMEA - February 2, 2021

Lukoil last week commissioned a new API Group II base oil plant at its refinery in Volgograd, Russia. The 10 billion rub ...

Russian Lube Marketers Played Defense

Russian Lube Marketers Played Defense

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2021

The novel coronavirus pandemic took its toll around the world, putting pressure on economies and shutting down demand f ...

Gazprom Breaks Ground on Omsk Project

Gazprom Breaks Ground on Omsk Project

Lube Report EMEA - January 26, 2021

Russian oil major Gazprom Neft started construction last week on a modernization of an obsolete base oil plant at its re ...

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 ...

2020: Busy Beyond Pandemic

2020: Busy Beyond Pandemic

Lube Report Asia - December 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was the biggest news in any industry in 2020, but the region’s lubricant markets had plenty of o ...

Galp Refinery Closing in 2021

Galp Refinery Closing in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - December 22, 2020

Portuguese energy company Galp said yesterday that it will close the smaller of its two refineries – a facility in Mat ...