Volume 7 Issue 5

Shell to Produce Group III in Germany

Shell last week announced plans to convert a fuels refinery in Wesseling, Germany, to produce API Group III base oils. The company will cease fuels production but will use an existing hydrocracker to make base oil.

Eni to Shutter Livorno Base Oil Plant

Italian refiner Eni stated Monday that the base oil plant at its Livorno, Italy, fuels refinery will close permanently when the site converts to refining plant oils. The fate of the base oil plant was confirmed as the company announced it is proceeding to convert the overall refinery, an initiative first floated in 2022.

Total, Veolia Recycle Used Bottles in U.A.E.

TotalEnergies and waste management firm Veolia have formed a partnership to recycle used automotive lubricant containers in the United Arab Emirates. In a Jan. 24 news release, the French energy giant said the program will divert oily bottles from burial at landfills to be remade into plastic materials.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Hindustan Mulls Spin-off of Lubes Business

Fuchs, Zhongding Partner on Immersion Cooling

Kano Acquires Food Grade Lubes Firm

Briefly Noted

Sales of new commercial vehicles in the European Union surged last year, with van sales rising 15% to 1.5 million, truck registrations up 16% to 346,896 and bus registrations jumping 19% to 32,593, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association reported last Friday.