Disruptions

Lubrizol Plant Closed Following Fire

Lubrizol Plant Closed Following Fire

Lube Report EMEA - October 1, 2019

Lubrizol Corp. said Monday that it does not yet have a timetable for the reopening of its lubricant additive factory in ...

Houston Ship Channel Reopens

Houston Ship Channel Reopens

Lube Report Americas - April 24, 2019

The Houston ship channel reopened yesterday, returning to full operations for the first time since a fire at Intercontin ...

ITC Fire Disrupts Shipping

ITC Fire Disrupts Shipping

Lube Report Americas - March 27, 2019

Traffic through the Houston Ship Channel remains backlogged following a three day chemical fire at Intercontinental Term ...

Record Floods Force Distributors to Plan B

Record Floods Force Distributors to Plan B

Lube Report Americas - March 27, 2019

Flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers has forced Midwest lubricant companies to fall back on contingency pl ...

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Kraton Lifts Force Majeure on Tall Oils

Lube Report Americas - January 16, 2019

Kraton Corp. last month lifted its force majeure declaration for its North American tall oil fatty acid and distilled ta ...

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Oxea Lifts Force Majeure at Plant in Germany

Lube Report EMEA - January 8, 2019

Oxea lifted the force majeure declaration for products from its plant in Oberhausen, Germany, where production units are ...

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Good and Ready

Lubes'n'Greases - April 23, 2018

With the Atlantic hurricane season blowing in soon and Harvey still a fresh memory, several lube industry players share ...

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Deploy Data to Defuse Disruptors

Lubes'n'Greases - March 19, 2018

Last year didnt turn out so badly for lube makers, but Fuchs sees a rising threat from digitalization companies trying t ...

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Best Practices

Lubes'n'Greases - January 23, 2018

Sara Lefcourt advises on ways to prepare for the business risks 2018 could bring.

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Pakistan Army Victim to Faulty Ukrainian Oils

Lube Report Asia - November 21, 2017

Allegedly defective oil produced in Ukraine was blamed for the failure of 30 Pakistan Army tanks last month after simila ...

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Blenders Counter Counterfeiters

Lube Report Asia - October 24, 2017

As fake products continue to plague Asian markets, Pertamina Lubricants has stepped up its efforts to fight back with le ...

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GST Throttles Castrol India Profit

Lube Report Asia - August 29, 2017

Castrol India Ltd. said Indias transition to the Goods and Services Tax system was a major reason for its 33 percent dro ...

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Fire Shuts Indian Blending Plant

Lube Report Asia - August 8, 2017

A fire at an Atma Lubricants & Specialities Ltd. manufacturing unit in southern Indias Andhra Pradesh state last Wednesd ...

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Idemitsu Legally Cleared to Issue New Shares

Lube Report Asia - July 25, 2017

Idemitsu Kosan Co. said on Thursday that it was able to proceed with its offer of 48 million new shares, after the Tokyo ...

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Hyundai Fined for Lube Policies

Lube Report Asia - June 20, 2017

A competition regulator imposed a penalty of 870 million rupees (U.S. $13.5 million) on South Korean automaker Hyundai M ...

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Regulator Terminates Tianhe Trading

Lube Report Asia - May 30, 2017

Tianhe Chemicals Group said Thursday that Hong Kongs securities regulator ordered a halt in the trading of the Chinese l ...

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Fire at Chongqing Plant Kills Three

Lube Report Asia - April 18, 2017

Three people were killed after a fire broke out on the morning of April 6 at a Yate Lubricant Co. factory in the Bishan ...

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TonenGeneral Vows to Rebuild Base Oil Plant

Lube Report Asia - February 21, 2017

TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K. said it will resume full production at its Wakayama refinerys API Group I plant by the end of t ...