Everyone notices that gasoline prices are high, and Calumet Lubricants Co. is no exception. Fuels are profitable enough these days that the company has decided to have its Shreveport, La., refinery start making them again.
Calumet told Lube Report yesterday the Shreveport refinery will start making fuels next January. In doing so, the complex will produce a full range of refined products, as it did before Calumet bought it from Pennzoil-Quaker State in 2001. The operational changes will also boost the facilitys base oil output by 1,000 barrels per day.