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Ergon Invests $150M in Vicksburg Upgrades

Lube Report - October 15, 2014

Ergon yesterday said it will invest $150 million in upgrades at its Vicksburg, Miss., naphthenic base oil refinery, incl ...

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Utah Lands MWF Maker Oemeta

Lube Report - October 15, 2014

Germany-based biobased metalworking fluids manufacturer Oemeta plans to build its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Utah ...

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Chem-Trend Progresses on Asia Projects

Lube Report - October 1, 2014

Lube manufacturer Chem-Trend, a Freudenberg Group business unit, said last week that major expansion projects in China a ...

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CP Chem to Boost NAO Capacity

Lube Report - July 2, 2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP plans to expand normal alpha olefin production capacity at its Cedar Bayou plant in Bay ...

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TPC Thinks Big on PIB

Lube Report - May 21, 2014

TPC Groups board approved funding towards the next engineering phase of a third polyisobutylene production unit at its H ...

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Bechem Strengthens U.S. Presence

Lube Report - April 16, 2014

Carl Bechem GmbH completed acquisition of its joint venture partners 50 percent interest in Etna-Bechem Lubricants LLC, ...

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Fuchs to Boost Production Down Under

Lube Report - April 9, 2014

Fuchs announced plans last week to build a new manufacturing plant near Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. The Germa ...

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Dennison to Grow Distribution Hub

Lube Report - March 5, 2014

Dennison Lubricants is increasing the square footage of its Worchester, Mass., facility by around 26 percent in a $4.2 m ...

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Metalloid Expands in Texas

Lube Report - January 22, 2014

Metalworking fluids manufacturer Metalloid Corp. opened a new 54,000 square foot facility in Jacksonville, Texas, that i ...

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Liqui Moly Invests 20 Million

Lube Report - December 25, 2013

German motor oil and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly will invest nearly 20 million (U.S. $27.4 million) in ...

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Pemex Goal: Retake Home Market

Lube Report - December 18, 2013

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Mexico today relies on imported base oils to meet its growing appetite for lubes, but with Pem ...

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Despite Outcries, Lube Plant to Move

Lube Report - December 18, 2013

Russian authorities went ahead with plans to move a Moscow-based specialty lubricants plant, despite protests by industr ...

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CPC-Shell Rethinking Low-Vis?

Lube Report - December 11, 2013

Taiwans CPC-Shell Lubricants is evaluating whether it will restart its shuttered API Group I low-viscosity base oil prod ...

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Australia Gets More Lubes

Lube Report - December 4, 2013

Gulf Western Oil began operating its recently completed 60 million liter per year blending plant located on the outskirt ...

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Shell to Boost Lubes in Russia

Lube Report - November 27, 2013

Shell expects to double its lubricants production in Russia in 2014 and to start exporting to Belarus, Ukraine and other ...

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More Lubes for China

Lube Report - November 27, 2013

Shell has completed an expansion that doubles the size of its lubricant blending facilities in Zhapu, China.In an announ ...

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Savant Group Ups its Ops

Lube Report - November 20, 2013

The Savant Group broke ground last week on a $3 million project to expand manufacturing, laboratory and training operati ...

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Warren Gets into Grease

Lube Report - November 6, 2013

Warren Oil has completed an addition to its West Memphis, Ark., facility that will enable it to produce 10 million pound ...