Plants & Facilities

Coronavirus Ravages Refinery Runs

Coronavirus Ravages Refinery Runs

Lube Report Americas - March 31, 2020

The Covid-19 outbreak is proving to be the most disruptive event for the base oils and refining industry since the Great ...

Valvoline Restarts China Plant Project

Valvoline Restarts China Plant Project

Lube Report Asia - March 26, 2020

Valvoline Inc. has resumed construction of a lubricants plant in Zhangjiang, China, after suspending the project in Febr ...

India Copes with Coronavirus

India Copes with Coronavirus

Lube Report Asia - March 26, 2020

Castrol India and Gulf Oil Lubricants India each temporarily closed its lubricant plants as the government tries to stop ...

Flooding: Growing Obstacle to River Transport

Flooding: Growing Obstacle to River Transport

Lube Report Americas - March 25, 2020

Flooding remains a significant disruptor of barge traffic of base oil on U.S. rivers, and it could worsen in coming year ...

Coronavirus Constricts Lithium Supplier Livent

Coronavirus Constricts Lithium Supplier Livent

Lube Report Americas - March 25, 2020

Lithium supplier Livent Corp. suspended operations at its two Argentinian facilities this week in accordance with a nati ...

SGO Makes Bearings in India

SGO Makes Bearings in India

Lube Report Asia - March 19, 2020

Incheon, South Korea-based bearing manufacturer SGO said it will invest more than $4.5 million to set up bearing product ...

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Pitching Food-grade Lubes to Palm Industry

Lube Report Asia - March 19, 2020

As Europeans consider regulating the presence of two categories of mineral hydrocarbons in food, some palm oil producers ...

Fog Weighs on Base Oil Traffic

Fog Weighs on Base Oil Traffic

Lube Report Americas - March 13, 2020

Hurricanes justifiably cause much consternation for Gulf Coast base oil refiners and their customers, but fog is a bigge ...

VMPAuto Opens Russian Grease Plant

VMPAuto Opens Russian Grease Plant

Lube Report EMEA - March 13, 2020

Russian lubricants marketer VMPAuto opened a small plant in the industrial sector of St. Petersburg in February.

Lube Plant in Poland to Make Hand Sanitizers

Lube Plant in Poland to Make Hand Sanitizers

Lube Report EMEA - March 10, 2020

Polish lube maker Orlen Oil will start to produce hand sanitizers at its lubricant blending plant in Jedlicze, part of t ...

India Divesting BPCL Stake

India Divesting BPCL Stake

Lube Report Asia - March 6, 2020

India’s government invited bids to buy its almost 53 percent stake in Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd., an oil and gas comp ...

Shell Indonesia Doubles Capacity

Shell Indonesia Doubles Capacity

Lube Report Asia - March 6, 2020

Shell Indonesia will double production capacity at its lubricant blending plant in Marunda Centre, north of Jakarta, to ...

Coronavirus Triggers Crude Crash

Coronavirus Triggers Crude Crash

Lube Report Asia - March 6, 2020

The economic wrecking ball that is the coronavirus went into full swing this week when it sent the price of crude oil ba ...

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Motor Oil Hellas, Naftal Partner in Algeria

Lube Report EMEA - March 3, 2020

Greek petroleum refiner Motor Oil Hellas, announced a 30 million euro investment to establish a joint venture blending p ...

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Grease Plant Opens in Greece

Lube Report EMEA - March 3, 2020

Lubricants and Petroleum Corp. recently opened a grease plant at its blending facility in Aspropyrgos, Greece, part of a ...

Baton Rouge Refinery Hit by Fire

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 ...

Lukoil Revamps its Lubricant Production

Lukoil Revamps its Lubricant Production

Lube Report EMEA - February 25, 2020

Lukoil invested U.S. $6.1 million since 2018 to increase production capacity and improve efficiency at its lubricant pro ...

JV Will Make Repsol Lubes in Indonesia

JV Will Make Repsol Lubes in Indonesia

Lube Report Asia - February 21, 2020

An Indonesian blending plant partly owned by Repsol will begin producing the companys lubricants by April. The Spanish c ...