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When Disaster Strikes
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When Disaster Strikes

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2021

From the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic to frequentsevere weather, the past few years have presented noshortage of ...

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Rouen Fire Puts Focus on Industrial Sites

Lube Report EMEA - July 6, 2021

France’s Ministry of Ecology last week implemented a system giving increased regulatory scrutiny to industrial sites t ...

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Accident Said to Cause Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 30, 2021

Local firefighting officials said last week that a June 14 blaze that heavily damaged a Chemtool grease plant in Rockton ...

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Residents File Suits Over Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 23, 2021

Lubrizol and its Chemtool subsidiary face lawsuits from residents alleging major impacts on their properties from the de ...

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Fire Strikes Infineum Plant

Lube Report EMEA - June 22, 2021

A fire occurred June 17 at Infineum’s lubricant additives manufacturing plant in Cologne, Germany. No one was injured, ...

Total Loss Expected From Chemtool Fire

Total Loss Expected From Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 16, 2021

A devastating fire that started Monday continued to burn Tuesday at Lubrizol’s Chemtool grease manufacturing plant in ...

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Fire Damages West Virginia Refinery

Lube Report Americas - June 2, 2021

A fire broke out Saturday night at Ergon’s refinery in Newell, West Virginia, damaging a fuels unit and forcing the wh ...

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OEMs Propose Global System for Specs

Lube Report EMEA - April 13, 2021

A new automaker organization is proposing a global framework for industry performance specifications for lubricants and ...

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After Fire, Rouen Adopts Alert System

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2021

A year and a half after a fire at a local lubricant additive factory, the northern France city of Rouen has adopted a sy ...

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Survey Studies Impacts of Rouen Fire

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2020

France’s public health agency is conducting a survey to assess health and quality of life impacts of a September 2019 ...

Baton Rouge Refinery Hit by Fire

Baton Rouge Refinery Hit by Fire

Lube Report Americas - February 28, 2020

ExxonMobil is still mum on the cause and effect of a massive fire last week at its large refinery and chemical facility ...

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Building Blockchains Place in Lubricants

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - October 21, 2019

New disruptive technologies have a direct impact on the lubricant industry, but one in particular is grabbing headlines. ...

ITC Fire Disrupts Shipping

ITC Fire Disrupts Shipping

Lube Report Americas - March 27, 2019

Traffic through the Houston Ship Channel remains backlogged following a three day chemical fire at Intercontinental Term ...

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Hurricane Harvey Impacts PAO Production

Lube Report - September 27, 2017

Chevron Phillips Chemical has declared force majeure on its polyalphaolefin and metallocene PAO produced in North Americ ...

Motiva Declares Force Majeure

Motiva Declares Force Majeure

Lube Report - September 13, 2017

Motiva declared force majeure yesterday on base oils produced at its plant in Port Arthur, Texas, indicating that delive ...

Refineries Move to Reopen

Refineries Move to Reopen

Lube Report - September 6, 2017

A week after Hurricane Harvey stopped drenching the U.S. Gulf Coast, there were signs of good news for the lubricants in ...

Storm Closes Port Arthur, Baytown, Other Plants

Storm Closes Port Arthur, Baytown, Other Plants

Lube Report - August 30, 2017

Base oil and additive plants along Texas Gulf Coast stand idle as Hurricane Harvey brought record flooding to one of the ...