Expansions & Upgrades

Cepsa JV Mulls Palm Chemicals Expansion
An aerial view of Sinarmas Cepsa Pte Ltd.’s production site in Lubuk Gaung, Indonesia. Photo courtesy Cepsa

Cepsa JV Mulls Palm Chemicals Expansion

Lube Report Asia - November 18, 2022

The Sinarmas Cepsa Pte joint venture will expand production of biobased chemicals at its fatty alcohol plant in Indonesi ...

Shell Expands Indonesia Plant

Shell Expands Indonesia Plant

Lube Report Asia - November 11, 2022

Shell completed an expansion that more than doubles the size of its lubricant blending plant on Indonesia’s Java islan ...

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Russian Blender to Expand

Lube Report EMEA - October 18, 2022

Russian independent lube maker Nordoil plans to expand its lubricant production site near Moscow to help fill the supply ...

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ExxonMobil to Upgrade Tianjin Blending Plant

Lube Report Asia - October 14, 2022

ExxonMobil is upgrading its lubricant blending plant in Tianjin, China, in response to projected long-term demand growth ...

SI Adds Antioxidant Capacity in India

SI Adds Antioxidant Capacity in India

Lube Report Asia - September 30, 2022

Additives manufacturer SI Group is expanding production capacity at its Rasal, India, factory for antioxidants used in l ...

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Oronite Expands Singapore Plant

Lube Report Asia - September 16, 2022

Chevron Oronite said Thursday that it has completed an expansion of its lubricant additive manufacturing plant in Singap ...

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Innov Expands VI Improver Capacity

Lube Report Asia - August 19, 2022

Innov Oil announced completion of an expansion that more than doubles its capacity to produce the company’s X series o ...

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Afton Expands Additives Plant

Lube Report Americas - July 20, 2022

Afton Chemical Corp. announced today that it completed a $70 million expansion at its lubricant additive factory in Saug ...

Maximus Expands in East Africa

Maximus Expands in East Africa

Lube Report EMEA - July 19, 2022

Indian lubricants blender Maximus International Ltd. plans to triple its production capacity in East Africa, the company ...

Perstorp Boosts 2-EHA Production

Perstorp Boosts 2-EHA Production

Lube Report EMEA - July 12, 2022

Perstorp Group announced on July 7 that it has increased production capacity of 2-ethylhexanoic acid at its plant in Ste ...

ExxonMobil Continues Group II Expansion

ExxonMobil Continues Group II Expansion

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2022

ExxonMobil is evaluating the possibility of building capacity to make API Group III base oils, according to the head of ...

Ineos Adds Low-vis, High-vis PAOs

Ineos Adds Low-vis, High-vis PAOs

Lube Report Americas - June 29, 2022

Ineos Oligomers announced this week the startup of its new 120,000-metric-tons-per-year low viscosity polyalphaolefins u ...

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Exxon Predicts Fewer Base Oil Investments

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2022

An ExxonMobil official predicted Monday that the pace of openings of new base oil capacity will slow in coming years com ...

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Peter Greven Boosts Esters Output

Lube Report EMEA - April 26, 2022

German oleochemical supplier Peter Greven GmbH announced last week that it has expanded ester production capacity at its ...

Evonik Adds Isobutene Derivatives Capacity

Evonik Adds Isobutene Derivatives Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - April 5, 2022

Evonik said March 30 that it has invested at least €10 million to increase capacity for isobutene derivatives by more ...

China Moves to the Top of the Heap

China Moves to the Top of the Heap

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

China overtook the United States in 2021 as the country with the most base oil refining capacity. What contributed to it ...

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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 ...