Plants & Facilities

Total’s Sales Jumped in 2019

Total’s Sales Jumped in 2019

Lube Report EMEA - August 23, 2020

Global lubricant sales by French energy giant Total S.A. jumped more than 20% in 2019, according to a report that the co ...

New Denmark Rerefinery Starts Up

New Denmark Rerefinery Starts Up

Lube Report EMEA - August 18, 2020

Joint venture Avista Green announced last week that its new base oil rerefinery in Kalundborg, Denmark was operational. ...

Novvi Base Oil Plant Starts Production

Novvi Base Oil Plant Starts Production

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

Chevron and Novvi LLC announced the first production of fully renewable base oil from Novvi’s Deer Park facility in Ho ...

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

Lube Report EMEA - July 28, 2020

Shell intends to increase the production capacity of its 180,000 tons per year blending plant in Torzhok by 50 percent b ...

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Isla Refinery Talks Fail Again

Lube Report Americas - July 22, 2020

Negotiations between Refineria di Korsou and Klesch Group collapsed last week, leaving the tiny island nation once again ...

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ExxonMobil Decides on India Blending Plant

Lube Report Asia - July 22, 2020

ExxonMobil has decided to build its first lubricant blending plant in India, a Rs 760 crore facility in Maharashtra, acc ...

Pandemic Hits Rerefiners from Both Sides

Pandemic Hits Rerefiners from Both Sides

Posts - July 20, 2020

Rerefiners in North America are feeling the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in the form of reduced demand for their bas ...

Solomon: Pandemic to Close Base Oil Plants

Solomon: Pandemic to Close Base Oil Plants

Posts - July 20, 2020

The economic crises created by the Covid-19 pandemic will probably trigger an overdue consolidation of global base oil c ...

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Grim Outlook Given for Industry

Posts - July 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious damage to lubricants markets around the world, but the bigger problem could be ...

Hope for Recovery Voiced at Webinar

Hope for Recovery Voiced at Webinar

Lube Report Americas - July 15, 2020

Order volumes for every lubricants market sector, from base oils and additives to finished lubes, dropped by 40% in Apri ...

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Base Oil Plant Studied in Brazil

Lube Report Americas - July 15, 2020

Two energy start-up companies – Houston-based Oil Group Investments and Rio de Janeiro’s EnP – have agreed to stud ...

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Siddharth Opens Plant in UAE

Lube Report EMEA - July 10, 2020

India-based Siddharth Grease & Lubes Pvt.’s subsidiary opened a lubricant and grease manufacturing plant in the Un ...

Chinese Refiner Produces Group III

Chinese Refiner Produces Group III

Lube Report Asia - July 8, 2020

Chinese refiner Shandong Qinghe Chemical Technology Co. Ltd. is testing its newly completed 600,000 metric tons per year ...

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Lube Report Asia - July 3, 2020

Chinese additives maker Kangtai Lubricant Additives Co. started construction in June on a 50,000 metric tons per year ad ...

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Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - July 2, 2020

Caitlin Jacobs gives an overview of global base oil capacity in 2020 and previews how the picture may change after the p ...

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Grim Outlook Given for Industry

Lube Report Americas - July 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious damage to lubricants markets around the world, but the bigger problem could be ...

Dire Times Forecast for Industry

Dire Times Forecast for Industry

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2020

The lubricant industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and demand could remain depressed at least into 2022, ...

Fergana Upgrade on Track for 2023

Fergana Upgrade on Track for 2023

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2020

A joint venture between Uzbekneftegaz and Russian energy giant Gazprom says it is moving forward with a previously annou ...