Plants & Facilities

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant
Photo courtesy of Shell | A view of tanks at Shell Neft’s lubricant blending plant in Torzhok, Russia.

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

Lube Report EMEA - July 28, 2020

Shell intends to increase the production capacity of its 180,000 tons per year blending plant in Torzhok by 50 percent b ...

Pandemic Hits Rerefiners from Both Sides

Pandemic Hits Rerefiners from Both Sides

Posts - July 20, 2020

Rerefiners in North America are feeling the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in the form of reduced demand for their bas ...

Solomon: Pandemic to Close Base Oil Plants

Solomon: Pandemic to Close Base Oil Plants

Posts - July 20, 2020

The economic crises created by the Covid-19 pandemic will probably trigger an overdue consolidation of global base oil c ...

Additive

Grim Outlook Given for Industry

Posts - July 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious damage to lubricants markets around the world, but the bigger problem could be ...

Additive

Isla Refinery Talks Fail Again

Lube Report Americas - July 19, 2020

Negotiations between Refineria di Korsou and Klesch Group collapsed last week, leaving the tiny island nation once again ...

Hope for Recovery Voiced at Webinar

Hope for Recovery Voiced at Webinar

Lube Report Americas - July 10, 2020

Order volumes for every lubricants market sector, from base oils and additives to finished lubes, dropped by 40% in Apri ...

Additive

Base Oil Plant Studied in Brazil

Lube Report Americas - July 10, 2020

Two energy start-up companies – Houston-based Oil Group Investments and Rio de Janeiro’s EnP – have agreed to stud ...

Additive

Siddharth Opens Plant in UAE

Lube Report EMEA - July 10, 2020

India-based Siddharth Grease & Lubes Pvt.’s subsidiary opened a lubricant and grease manufacturing plant in the Un ...

Chinese Refiner Produces Group III

Chinese Refiner Produces Group III

Lube Report Asia - July 8, 2020

Chinese refiner Shandong Qinghe Chemical Technology Co. Ltd. is testing its newly completed 600,000 metric tons per year ...

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2020

Chinese additives maker Kangtai Lubricant Additives Co. started construction in June on a 50,000 metric tons per year ad ...

Additive

Grim Outlook Given for Industry

Lube Report Americas - June 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious damage to lubricants markets around the world, but the bigger problem could be ...

Dire Times Forecast for Industry

Dire Times Forecast for Industry

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2020

The lubricant industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and demand could remain depressed at least into 2022, ...

Fergana Upgrade on Track for 2023

Fergana Upgrade on Track for 2023

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2020

A joint venture between Uzbekneftegaz and Russian energy giant Gazprom says it is moving forward with a previously annou ...

China’s Bohui Nixes Group II Plant

China’s Bohui Nixes Group II Plant

Lube Report Asia - June 17, 2020

Chinese fuel supplier Bohui canceled plans to build an API Group II base oil plant but has built a facility that produce ...

Turkish Refinery Set to Reopen

Turkish Refinery Set to Reopen

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2020

Turkey’s only base oil plant is likely to resume production once Tupras restarts its Izmir refinery on July 1. Operati ...

Additive

Localities Faulted for Response to Rouen Fire

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2020

A French Senate inquiry last week blasted local and regional governments’ response to the September 2019 blaze at a Lu ...

Additive

Aramco Withdraws from Cilacap JV

Lube Report Asia - June 3, 2020

Pertamina disclosed last week that Saudi Aramco has withdrawn from discussions about a plan to jointly expand the Indone ...