Plants & Facilities

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 ...

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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 ...

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2020

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

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 ...

China’s Bohui Nixes Group II Plant

China’s Bohui Nixes Group II Plant

Lube Report Asia - June 17, 2020

Chinese fuel supplier Bohui canceled plans to build an API Group II base oil plant but has built a facility that produce ...

Turkish Refinery Set to Reopen

Turkish Refinery Set to Reopen

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2020

Turkey’s only base oil plant is likely to resume production once Tupras restarts its Izmir refinery on July 1. Operati ...

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Localities Faulted for Response to Rouen Fire

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2020

A French Senate inquiry last week blasted local and regional governments’ response to the September 2019 blaze at a Lu ...

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Aramco Withdraws from Cilacap JV

Lube Report Asia - June 3, 2020

Pertamina disclosed last week that Saudi Aramco has withdrawn from discussions about a plan to jointly expand the Indone ...

Azerbaijan Blender Has Ambitions

Azerbaijan Blender Has Ambitions

Lube Report EMEA - May 22, 2020

One of Azerbaijan’s few lubricant producers is a three-year-old start-up that is using just a fraction of its manufact ...

Japan’s Car Sales Slump in April

Japan’s Car Sales Slump in April

Lube Report Asia - May 21, 2020

Registrations for sales of new passenger cars, trucks and buses fell 29 percent in April, compared to a year earlier, ac ...