Expansions & Upgrades

India’s Base Oil Supply Base Set to Jump
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India’s Base Oil Supply Base Set to Jump

Lube Report Asia - January 5, 2024

India’s total base oil production capacity is set to jump in the next few years due to expansions by state-owned oil c ...

Lanxess Completes Sulfur Carrier Expansion

Lanxess Completes Sulfur Carrier Expansion

Lube Report EMEA - December 19, 2023

Lanxess completed an expansion at its Mannheim, Germany, factory of production capacity for sustainable light-color sulf ...

Sintec Expands Grease Plant

Sintec Expands Grease Plant

Lube Report EMEA - December 5, 2023

Russian lubricant producer Sintec Group recently doubled the size of its grease plant, increasing production capacity to ...

Petrol Ofisi Expands Blending Plant

Petrol Ofisi Expands Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - November 21, 2023

Energy company Petrol Ofisi announced recently that it is expanding its lubricant blending plant in Kocaeli, Turkey, inc ...

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ExxonMobil Launches LAO Production

Lube Report Americas - September 20, 2023

ExxonMobil on Tuesday announced the startup of two new chemical production units at its Baytown, Texas manufacturing fac ...

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PIB Expansion Planned at Ludwigshafen

Lube Report EMEA - August 8, 2023

BASF will expand its capacity to produce medium-molecular weight polyisobutenes at its Verbund petrochemical refinery in ...

Belarus Additives Joint Venture Expands

Belarus Additives Joint Venture Expands

Lube Report EMEA - July 18, 2023

Additech, a lubricant additive joint venture between the Russian and Belarus oil majors Lukoil and Naftan, expanded its ...

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Haldia Base Oil Expansion Due by December

Lube Report Asia - June 16, 2023

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.’s expansion of its Haldia base oil plant is on track to be completed by the end of this year – ...

Luberef Boosting Yanbu Output

Luberef Boosting Yanbu Output

Lube Report EMEA - June 13, 2023

Luberef has contracted to increase the amount of feedstock supplied to its base oil plant in Yanbu’al Bahr, Saudi Arab ...

BASF Increases Alkoxylation Capacity in Europe

BASF Increases Alkoxylation Capacity in Europe

Lube Report EMEA - June 13, 2023

BASF is gradually adding alkoxylation capacity – in part to produce chemicals with uses in lubricants – at its plant ...

Taif’s PAO Plant Upgrade Completed

Taif’s PAO Plant Upgrade Completed

Lube Report EMEA - May 23, 2023

Russia’s only polyalphaolefins complex now can also produce polyalkylene glycols and complex esters, after completing ...

Bharat to Build Another Blending Plant

Bharat to Build Another Blending Plant

Lube Report Asia - May 19, 2023

In a nod to India’s growing lubricant market, Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. said this week that it will construct a new ...

Idemitsu Expands in the U.S.

Idemitsu Expands in the U.S.

Lube Report Americas - March 29, 2023

Idemitsu Lubricants America Corp. is adding a building to the warehouse space it leases in southern Indiana near its Uni ...

Aussie Lithium Hydroxide Plant Expands

Aussie Lithium Hydroxide Plant Expands

Lube Report Asia - March 10, 2023

Germany’s GEA announced today that it will supply equipment toward expansion of Albemarle’s lithium hydroxide proces ...

Luberef Expansion Will Add 230,000 T/y

Luberef Expansion Will Add 230,000 T/y

Lube Report EMEA - February 28, 2023

Luberef said Sunday that a previously announced expansion of its base oil plant in Yanbu’ al Bahr, Saudi Arabia, will ...

Uzbek Base Oil Plant Progresses on Revamp

Uzbek Base Oil Plant Progresses on Revamp

Lube Report EMEA - February 14, 2023

An upgrade of a base oil plant in Fergana, Uzbekistan, is on track for completion by the beginning of 2024, with product ...

Handi Boosts Group III Output

Handi Boosts Group III Output

Lube Report Asia - February 10, 2023

Handi Sunshine Petrochemical has begun commercial production of API Group III base oils at its expanded base oil plant i ...