Volume 1 Issue 4
The United States is busy in nearly every area. Europe is more active on the long-haul routes, but coastal routes are somewhat flat. Many Asian routes have a healthy level of activity, but there are some that are starting to stall.-by Adrian Brown
Gen III Oil Corp. intends to start construction this summer on a rerefinery that will make API Group II and III base oils at a leased site in Bowden, Alberta, Canada.
Pilot Chemical Co. is investing $5 million in technology and innovation initiatives this year as part of an effort to broaden its focus beyond the manufacture of sulfonates, alkylates and amides. Officials said the company will work to expand those existing product lines and to develop polymers, initially for oil field and cleaners markets.
The United States House of Representatives approved a bill last month calling on the Secretary of Energy to revamp a study about rerefining of used lubricating oil. Sponsored by U.S. Representative Susan Brooks (R-IN), House Resolution 1733 aims to delve into the environmental benefits and cost-effectiveness of rerefining.