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RelaDyne acquired lubricants and greases distributor Sensmeier Oil Co. in Mansfield, Ohio. Oxea declared force majeure in Europe until further notice on butyl acetate, a solvent, citing unforeseen technical issues at its production plant in Marl, Germany. HollyFrontier completed its acquisition of Suncor Energys Petro-Canada lubricants business – including its API Group II and III base oil plant in Mississauga, Canada – for Canadian $1.1 billion (U.S. $836 million). Chemturas stockholders approved its merger agreement under which Lanxess Deutschland Gmbh will acquire Chemturas outstanding common stock shares for $33.50 per share in cash, or $2.5 billion. Subject to conditions, the deal is expected to close in mid-2017. Velocys plc announced the first Fischer-Tropsch product was successfully produced at Envia Energys gas-to-liquids plant in Oklahoma City. The products are fractionated on site to produce premium wax, diesel and naphtha.

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