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Fuel Supplier NSH Delves into Lubes

Lube Report Asia - January 7, 2022

A leading fuel retailer in southern Vietnam is dipping its toe into the lubricants business as it searches for ways to c ...

Factory Will Make Castor Derivatives

Factory Will Make Castor Derivatives

Lube Report Asia - December 10, 2021

France-based Arkema announced on Monday a 50% increase in global capacity for its Oleris castor oil derivatives, which a ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

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BRB Constructing Lube Additives Plant

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

Chemical company BRB International announced last week the groundbreaking for a lubricant additive factory that it will ...

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

Lube Report Americas - March 10, 2021

DuPont said last week that it is investing $40 million to construct specialty lubricant manufacturing units at existing ...

Zeller+Gmelin Expands in China

Zeller+Gmelin Expands in China

Lube Report Asia - February 26, 2021

German lubricant Zeller+Gmelin said this week that it is expanding in China, relocating into a larger factory after agre ...

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 ...