Incidents

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Lube Co. Allegedly Destroyed by Employees

Lube Report - February 19, 2014

Silogram Lubricants of New York filed a complaint last month against more than a dozen former employees and several comp ...

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Fire Injures Worker at Nev. Rerefinery

Lube Report - December 11, 2013

A fire caused by a ruptured product tank injured one worker at Bango Refinings rerefinery in Fallon, Nev., Monday mornin ...

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Fire Ravages Ohio Rerefinery

Lube Report - December 4, 2013

An explosion and fire destroyed the processing unit of Hydrodecs transformer oil rerefinery in Canton, Ohio, on Sunday a ...

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Calumet Clears the Air with EPA

Lube Report - November 13, 2013

In a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency, Calumet Shreveport Lubricant and Waxes has agreed to pay a $32 ...

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Gits Downsizes, Outsources

Lube Report - September 25, 2013

Lubrication equipment maker Gits Manufacturing announced last week that it will lay off 78 employees by June 2014 and mo ...

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Richmond Fire Costly for Chevron

Lube Report - August 7, 2013

Chevron USA pleaded no contest to six charges in a criminal complaint by California state and local authorities related ...

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3 Years Prison for Lube Exec

Lube Report - June 19, 2013

The U.S. federal court of Charleston, S.C., sentenced former Delfin Group USA president Markos Baghdasarian to three yea ...

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Turmoil Continues at Delfin

Lube Report - May 15, 2013

Delfin Group USA terminated company President John Gordon in late April. The lube blender had fired its previous preside ...

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Flooding Idles YPF Base Oil Unit

Lube Report - April 10, 2013

Argentinas state-owned YPF halted production at its API Group I plant in La Plata last week after a heavy rainstorm floo ...

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Rouen Is Back in Business

Lube Report - February 13, 2013

French authorities gave Lubrizol the go-ahead last week to resume operations at its Rouen, France, additive plant, follo ...

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Leak at LZ Site Wafts across Europe

Lube Report - January 23, 2013

A leak at Lubrizols Rouen, France, plant 120 kilometers (75 miles) northwest of Paris sent a cloud of harmless gas smell ...

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Fires Disrupt Chevron, JX Nippon Refineries

Lube Report - August 8, 2012

Fires at Chevrons Richmond, Calif., refinery and a refinery in Mizushima, Japan, caused disruptions at both plants, alth ...

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Evergreen: We Comply

Lube Report - August 1, 2012

Evergreen Oil, Inc. says that requests by a California advocacy group to shutter its Newark, Calif., rerefinery because ...

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Evergreen Leak Probe Continues

Lube Report - July 25, 2012

A July 6 incident that caused the evacuation of approximately 70 workers at the Evergreen Oil Inc. rerefinery in Newark, ...

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St. Petersburgs Motor Oil Mess

Lube Report - July 18, 2012

Shelves loaded with several thousands tons of packaged motor oil collapsed in a St. Petersburg, Russia, warehouse on Jul ...

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Dover Contains Vapor Release

Lube Report - May 23, 2012

A vapor release incident at Dover Chemicals plant in Dover, Ohio, on Monday led to a temporary evacuation of the facilit ...

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Fire Destroys Lubes Warehouse

Lube Report - April 25, 2012

A massive fire that took six hours to control devastated a 30,000 square foot lubricants warehouse at R.D. Holder Oil Co ...

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Total Cuts Base Oil Output

Lube Report - March 21, 2012

Total temporarily cut base oil production at its Gonfreville, France, refinery on March 10, citing a weak market and eco ...