Incidents

Lukoil Refinery Struck in Drone Attack
Lukoil in early 2021 commissioned a new API Group II base oil plant at its refinery in Volgograd, Russia. Photo courtesy of Lukoil

Lukoil Refinery Struck in Drone Attack

Lube Report EMEA - February 6, 2024

Lukoil’s refinery in Volgograd, Russia, site of a major lubricant manufacturing complex, was struck last weekend by a ...

Lube Factory Destroyed in Rocket Attack

Lube Factory Destroyed in Rocket Attack

Lube Report EMEA - May 31, 2022

The war in Ukraine has caused and continues to cause horrendous damage. Among the casualties is a lubricants manufacture ...

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Base Oils Not Affected by S-Oil Explosion

Lube Report Asia - May 20, 2022

One person died and nine were injured Thursday night in an explosion at S-Oil’s refinery in Onsan, South Korea. The in ...

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Agency Ties Mood Disorders to Rouen Fire

Lube Report EMEA - January 11, 2022

Residents in proximity to Lubrizol’s lubricant additive plant in Rouen, France, experienced elevated incidence of mood ...

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Baytown Scaled Back After Fire

Lube Report Americas - December 29, 2021

ExxonMobil’s Baytown, Texas, refinery – site of the second-largest base oil plant in the United States – is operat ...

When Disaster Strikes

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 o ...

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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 ...

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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. ...