Plants & Facilities

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Scotland May Get Blending Plant

Lube Report - August 27, 2003

Northern Oils has proposed a lubricants blending plant in Moray, on a harbor in northeast Scotland. The distributor clai ...

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Lube Co. Allegedly Destroyed by Employees

Lube Report - August 13, 2003

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

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SKF Invests in R&D

Lube Report - July 30, 2003

SKF plans to build new technical centers in Sweden and the Netherlands to perform advanced product development and testi ...

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Nynas Starts Operating Harburg Plant

Lube Report - July 9, 2003

Nynas is now operating the base oil plant and associated production units at the former Shell refinery in Harburg, Germa ...

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Chevron Opens Azeri Lube Store

Lube Report - July 9, 2003

U.S. oil major Chevron opened its first lubricant store last week in Baku, Azerbaijan, and also plans to open a chain of ...

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Australia Gets More Lubes

Lube Report - June 25, 2003

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

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Pars Expands Grease Output

Lube Report - May 15, 2002

Irans Pars Oil is preparing to open a second grease plant at its refinery near Tehran. Officials said the new plant, whi ...

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ExxonMobil Expands Texas Campus

Lube Report - May 8, 2002

ExxonMobil plans to expand the corporate campus it is building north of Houston to accommodate an additional 2,000-plus ...

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SK: Optimistic about Group III

Lube Report - May 1, 2002

SINGAPORE - The worlds largest single-unit API Group III base oil plant, SK Lubricants 26,000 barrel per day joint ventu ...

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St. Petersburgs Motor Oil Mess

Lube Report - May 1, 2002

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

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Chemtura Grows in Europe, China

Lube Report - March 13, 2002

Chemturas plans to bring on line high viscosity PAO capacity in the Netherlands and synthetic grease capacity in China a ...

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Chem Arrow Expands in Mexico

Lube Report - March 13, 2002

Los Angeles-based industrial lubricant maker Chem Arrow is expanding its presence in Mexico, where the manufacturing sec ...

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Peachtree City Rerefinery to Launch

Lube Report - March 6, 2002

Universal Environmental Services (Avista Oil USA) said it will commission its rerefinery in Peachtree City, Ga., tomorro ...

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3 Years Prison for Lube Exec

Lube Report - February 20, 2002

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

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MWF Maker QualiChem Expands

Lube Report - February 13, 2002

QualiChem, which manufactures metalworking fluids and water treatment chemicals, announced last week it has expanded its ...

Hill Lays Out Plans for Kazakh Market

Hill Lays Out Plans for Kazakh Market

Lube Report - February 6, 2002

Kazakhstan lubricant manufacturer Hill Corp. plans to expand its lubricant blending plant in Shymkent and also to begin ...

Q8Oils Completes Antwerp Expansion

Q8Oils Completes Antwerp Expansion

Lube Report - January 16, 2002

Q8Oils, the downstream arm of Kuwait Petroleum International, last week opened its expanded and upgraded 111,000-metric ...

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Low Demand Doomed Lukoil Plant

Lube Report - December 27, 2001

In its first public comments about the decision to close its Nizhny Novgorod base oil plant, Lukoil said it shut the fac ...