Expansions & Upgrades

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 ...

Oest Expands Raw Materials Storage

Oest Expands Raw Materials Storage

Lube Report EMEA - December 15, 2020

German lubricants producer Oest Group has installed tanks with capacity to store 480,000 liters of raw materials at its ...

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Mitsui Completes Additives Plant

Lube Report Asia - November 20, 2020

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. announced last week that it has finished building a plant that will make synthetic hydrocarbon flu ...

Omsk Refinery Makes Calcium Sulfonate

Omsk Refinery Makes Calcium Sulfonate

Lube Report EMEA - November 10, 2020

Gazprom Neft is continuing with a project to add API Group II and III capacity to it refinery in Omsk, Russia, but the s ...

Capacity Rising for Infineum Detergents

Capacity Rising for Infineum Detergents

Lube Report EMEA - November 3, 2020

A lubricant additive factory that ExxonMobil operates on behalf of Infineum is wrapping up an expansion of a facility th ...

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Oxea Boosts Isononanoic Acid Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - October 13, 2020

OQ Chemicals – formerly Oxea – recently completed an expansion at its site in Oberhausen, Germany, increasing its is ...

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

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 ...

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ExxonMobil Decides on India Blending Plant

Lube Report Asia - July 22, 2020

ExxonMobil has decided to build its first lubricant blending plant in India, a Rs 760 crore facility in Maharashtra, acc ...

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Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - July 2, 2020

Caitlin Jacobs gives an overview of global base oil capacity in 2020 and previews how the picture may change after the p ...

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 ...

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Aramco Withdraws from Cilacap JV

Lube Report Asia - June 5, 2020

Pertamina disclosed last week that Saudi Aramco has withdrawn from discussions about a plan to jointly expand the Indone ...

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Infineum to Expand China Additive Plant

Lube Report Asia - January 17, 2020

Infineum has signed a letter of intent to add a second phase to its lubricant additive plant in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu pr ...

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ExxonMobil Expands Lubes Plant

Lube Report Americas - January 8, 2020

ExxonMobil is completing an expansion of its Port Allen lubricant blending plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Expanding to Grow in Evolving Grease Market

Lube Report Americas - November 20, 2019

Aerospace Lubricants is nearing completion on an expansion to add 10 million pounds of grease production capacity at its ...

Afton Expands Test Center in Japan

Afton Expands Test Center in Japan

Lube Report Asia - November 1, 2019

Afton Chemical completed an expansion of its Japan Technology Center in Tsukuba to give it increased lubricant additive ...

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Axel to Expand, Improve U.S. Grease Plants

Lube Report Americas - October 30, 2019

Axel Christiernsson AB announced on Monday a multi-million dollar expansion and improvement plan across its three grease ...