Expansions & Upgrades

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Idemitsu to Add New Lube Plant in Indonesia

Lube Report Asia - August 3, 2018

Japan's Idemitsu Kosan will set up a new lubricant plant next year in western Java, Indonesia, the company said.

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Oxea to Add NPG Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - July 3, 2018

Oxea will increase its European production capacity for neopentyl glycol - a polyalcohol that can be used as a building ...

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UKs Aztec Oils Continues to Grow

Lube Report EMEA - June 26, 2018

Aztec Oils has completed several acquisitions the past few years and now is trying to continue growing with a 1.2 millio ...

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Titan Adds Grease Plant, Filling Line

Lube Report EMEA - June 19, 2018

Russian industrial lubricants and grease marketer Titan built a new plant in Novocherkassk, introduced a new filling lin ...

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Sanyo to Build Additives Plant in Korea

Lube Report Asia - June 15, 2018

Japans Sanyo Chemical will start construction of a new viscosity index improver plant in Korea next month, with operatio ...

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Luan Makes CTL Base Stocks

Lube Report Asia - June 15, 2018

Chinas state-owned Shanxi Luan Mining Group is preparing to open a plant in Shanxi province with capacity to make 350,00 ...

Greif Opens Netherlands IBC Plant

Greif Opens Netherlands IBC Plant

Lube Report EMEA - June 12, 2018

Greif partnered with industrial packager Tholu B.V. to open a new multimillion euro intermediate bulk container factory ...

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Sanyo Chemical Weighs Investments

Lube Report Asia - May 18, 2018

Japan's Sanyo Chemical Industries is considering two investments that would increase its lubricant additives capacity in ...

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Chinese Blender Expands in Southwest

Lube Report Asia - May 11, 2018

Tianjin-based lubricant manufacturer Beiersdorf Petroleum and Chemical Corp. is building a second blending facility on t ...

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Japanese Additives Plant Adds Capacity

Lube Report Asia - April 13, 2018

DIC Corp. began expanding its capacity to produce extreme pressure additives for metalworking fluids at its plant in Kas ...

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Chinese Blenders Post Mixed Full-Year Results

Lube Report Asia - April 13, 2018

Jiangsu Huifeng Lubricant Co. reported a minor decline in profit in 2017, and PetroChinas Kunlun Lubricants earnings soa ...

Shell Projects Strong Lube Earnings

Shell Projects Strong Lube Earnings

Lube Report EMEA - April 3, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell expects that annual earnings after tax for its global commercial business - most of which is accounted ...

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Pakistani Base Oil Plant Expands

Lube Report Asia - March 16, 2018

National Refinery Ltd. plans to boost the production capacity of its base oil plant in Pakistan and has contracted a Chi ...

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Shell Still Aims High in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - February 13, 2018

Shell, the worlds leading lubricant marketer, has seen its business in Russia grow slower than intended, but it still co ...

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More U.S. Finished Lube Prices Rise

Lube Report Americas - January 31, 2018

Chevron, Phillips 66, Total and Petro-Canada America Lubricants notified U.S. customers of upcoming finished lubricant p ...

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UAE Blender Changes Hands

Lube Report EMEA - January 2, 2018

Indias Maximus International Ltd. said its United Arab Emirates-based unit plans to acquire a controlling stake in Pacif ...

Sinopec Project Doubles NPG Capacity

Sinopec Project Doubles NPG Capacity

Lube Report Asia - December 26, 2017

BASF and Sinopec plan to double capacity of neopentyl glycol, a component of polyester resins for synthetic lubricants, ...

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Sinopec to Enhance White Oils Offering

Lube Report Asia - December 19, 2017

Sinopec plans to boost its white oils production capacity at two new units in Jingmen, China, said Lin Yunxiang, a divis ...