Plants & Facilities

Axel Invests in Three U.S. Grease Plants
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Axel Invests in Three U.S. Grease Plants

Lube Report Americas - July 21, 2021

Axel Christiernsson Group announced on July 15 that it is proceeding with an additional expansion and improvement plan a ...

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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 ...

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Rouen Fire Puts Focus on Industrial Sites

Lube Report EMEA - July 6, 2021

France’s Ministry of Ecology last week implemented a system giving increased regulatory scrutiny to industrial sites t ...

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic—and other factors, like severe weather—forced temporary shutdowns in a variety of industries. ...

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Accident Said to Cause Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 30, 2021

Local firefighting officials said last week that a June 14 blaze that heavily damaged a Chemtool grease plant in Rockton ...

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Residents File Suits Over Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 23, 2021

Lubrizol and its Chemtool subsidiary face lawsuits from residents alleging major impacts on their properties from the de ...

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Fire Strikes Infineum Plant

Lube Report EMEA - June 22, 2021

A fire occurred June 17 at Infineum’s lubricant additives manufacturing plant in Cologne, Germany. No one was injured, ...

Total Loss Expected From Chemtool Fire

Total Loss Expected From Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 16, 2021

A devastating fire that started Monday continued to burn Tuesday at Lubrizol’s Chemtool grease manufacturing plant in ...

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Ergon Restarting West Virginia Refinery

Lube Report Americas - June 16, 2021

Ergon said Tuesday that it had begun the process or restarting its Newell, West Virginia, refinery, which was damaged by ...

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Tianjin Complex Will Have Lube Plant

Lube Report Asia - June 4, 2021

Sinopec announced recently that it is proceeding with plans to build a petrochemical refining complex in Tianjin, China, ...

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Fire Damages West Virginia Refinery

Lube Report Americas - June 2, 2021

A fire broke out Saturday night at Ergon’s refinery in Newell, West Virginia, damaging a fuels unit and forcing the wh ...

Exol Expands U.K. Factory

Exol Expands U.K. Factory

Lube Report EMEA - June 1, 2021

United Kingdom-based Exol Lubricants announced it has begun redevelopment of its Rotherham site to increase lubricant bl ...

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Ampol to Continue Lytton Operations

Lube Report Asia - May 21, 2021

Ampol announced Monday that it will keep open its Lytton, Australia, refinery – which includes a finished lubricant bl ...

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Perstorp Lifts Force Majeure Declaration

Lube Report EMEA - May 18, 2021

Perstorp has lifted the force majeure notice it issued on April 9 for supply of pentaerythritol mono and related materia ...

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Shell Accelerates Refinery Contraction

Lube Report Asia - May 14, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell has accelerated its timeline for reducing the crude oil throughput capacity of its refinery on Singapo ...

The Proof Is in the Earnings

The Proof Is in the Earnings

Lubes'n'Greases - May 3, 2021

The pandemic affected different companies in the lubricants industry differently. Which ones emerged triumphant, and&nb ...

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IOCL Plans Another Base Oil Plant

Lube Report Asia - April 16, 2021

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. plans to build an API Group III base oil plant at its refinery in Panipat – part of a broader ex ...