Volume 7 Issue 6

Lukoil Refinery Struck in Drone Attack

Lukoil’s refinery in Volgograd, Russia, site of a major lubricant manufacturing complex, was struck last weekend by a drone purportedly launched by the armed forces of Ukraine. Lukoil claimed that there was no lasting impact on the refinery’s operations.

Aminol Production Dipped in 2023

Aminol, one of the largest lubricant marketers in Azerbaijan, produced 46,000 metric tons of finished products in 2023, most of which shipped to foreign markets, the company told Lube Report last week.

Lubes’n’Greases February Issue Available

Discover how extended producer responsibility in India might affect rerefining in the country, how the automotive industry is impacting base oil demand in Brazil as well as how a Dutch startup is producing fatty acids from food waste.

Vickers Opening Food-grade Lube Plant

Vickers Oils announced it has built a lubricant blending plant in the Leeds, United Kingdom, area dedicated to production of food-grade lubricants. Officials said the isolation of the facility, which is located three kilometers from Vickers’ other production facility, will help ensure the safety of products made there.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Hongrun White Oil Project includes Group III Plant

Novvi Exits Bankruptcy with New Structure

Lubrizol Inks Licensing Deal with BASF

Briefly Noted

OQ Chemicals in Monheim am Rhein, Germany, appointed Silvia Weppler chief financial officer effective Jan. 1, succeeding Stefan Schmidt. The chemical manufacturer’s products include alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters and amines.