Volume 5 Issue 38

Afton Lifts Force Majeure

Afton Chemical lifted its force majeure declaration effective Sept. 8, the company confirmed to Lube Report. In July, Afton notified customers it declared force majeure effective July 26 because of flooding at its additives plant in Sauget, Illinois, caused by record rainfall in the St. Louis area, which caused an unplanned, sitewide outage.

Blue Tide Plans Texas Rerefinery

Blue Tide Environmental – which is developing a network of used motor oil recycling facilities across North America – last week announced a final investment decision to add a hydrotreater to its Baytown, Texas facility. It’s a key step towards the site’s planned Group II+ rerefinery that is scheduled to come onstream in 2024.

Lubrizol Entering Separations Market

Lubrizol Corp. announced last week that it is entering the separations solutions market, a further diversification for one of the world’s biggest suppliers of lubricant additives. Calling separations a rapidly growing market, the company, which is headquartered in Wickliffe, Ohio, mentioned no plans for acquisitions but said it will begin introduce its first product for the new segment later this year.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Neste May Transition Porvoo Off Crude

War Disrupts Azerbaijan Market

Oronite Expands Singapore Plant

Briefly Noted

Brazil’s National Association of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, or Anfavea, reported that sales of passenger cars in the South America country rose 29% to 154,800 vehicles licensed in August, compared to 119,800 in the same month last year.