Plants & Facilities

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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, ...

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Hengmei to Build Lube Plant in Pakistan

Lube Report Asia - September 17, 2021

Chinese grease producer Hengmei Technology Grease Co. still plans to establish a lubricant blending plant in Pakistan’ ...

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New Search Starting for Isla Operator

Lube Report Americas - September 15, 2021

The search for a new operator for the Isla Refinery in Willemstad, Curacao, may be on once again as the government’s p ...

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Industry Weathers Scare from Ida

Lube Report Americas - September 1, 2021

The United States lubricant industry seemed to largely dodge a major scare as facilities along the Gulf of Mexico coast ...

When Disaster Strikes

When Disaster Strikes

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2021

From the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic to frequentsevere weather, the past few years have presented noshortage of o ...

Curacao Talks Stall Once Again

Curacao Talks Stall Once Again

Lube Report Americas - August 18, 2021

Stalled negotiations are once again threatening Refineria di Korsou’s years-long search to find a new operator for the ...

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Laya Opens Blending Plant in China

Lube Report Asia - August 13, 2021

An operator of a chain of automobile maintenance stores announced last week that it has opened one of the largest privat ...

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Auto Complex to Include Lube Plant

Lube Report Asia - July 30, 2021

Automobile distributor Ifad Group was recently allotted 30 acres in a Bangladesh industrial park where it plans to build ...

Axel Invests in Three U.S. Grease Plants

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. ...