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Petrobras May Add Group II Production

Lube Report Americas - January 22, 2020

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras is seeking to add API Group II base oil production in the country through new ...

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Petrobras Mulls Additional Lube Production

Lube Report Americas - January 15, 2020

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras is developing a plan to increase lubricant production at its Comperj refinery ...

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ExxonMobil Expands Lubes Plant

Lube Report Americas - January 8, 2020

ExxonMobil is completing an expansion of its Port Allen lubricant blending plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Isla Refinery Agrees to Deal with Klesch

Isla Refinery Agrees to Deal with Klesch

Lube Report Americas - January 1, 2020

Refineria di Korsou - the Curacao government entity that owns the Isla Refinery - announced an agreement last week for i ...

MFG Upgrades Chemicals Pilot Plant

MFG Upgrades Chemicals Pilot Plant

Lube Report Americas - December 11, 2019

MFG Chemical last week announced completion of an upgrade of its pilot plant in Dalton, Georgia, and plans for a second ...

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PdVSA Secures Short-term Isla Refinery Extension

Lube Report Americas - December 4, 2019

Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. agreed to a short-term lease extension with Refineria di Korsou - the Curacao government ent ...

New Grease Plant Starts Up in Kansas

New Grease Plant Starts Up in Kansas

Lube Report Americas - November 13, 2019

A joint venture between Japanese grease maker Kyodo Yushi and its American partner Lubrication Engineers began operating ...

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Petronas Closes Argentina Plant

Lube Report Americas - October 30, 2019

Malaysias Petronas Lubricants International recently closed its lubricant blending plant near Buenos Aires, Argentina, a ...

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Axel to Expand, Improve U.S. Grease Plants

Lube Report Americas - October 30, 2019

Axel Christiernsson AB announced on Monday a multi-million dollar expansion and improvement plan across its three grease ...

Brazil’s Refinery Sell-off Plan Hits Phase Two

Brazil’s Refinery Sell-off Plan Hits Phase Two

Lube Report Americas - September 25, 2019

Brazils state-run oil company Petrobras has started the second phase of a plan to sell controlling stakes in eight oil r ...

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Start-up Progresses at Sasol Project

Lube Report Americas - September 4, 2019

Sasol announced last week that its new 1.5 million tons per year ethane cracker in Lake Charles, Louisiana, reached a mi ...

Isla Refinery Takes Next Step In Operator Search

Isla Refinery Takes Next Step In Operator Search

Lube Report Americas - August 21, 2019

Refineria di Korsou - the Curacao government entity that owns the Isla Refinery - issued non-exclusive letters of intent ...

Brazil Selling Refineries with Base Oils

Brazil Selling Refineries with Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - July 31, 2019

Arguing that privatization will lead to cheaper energy products, the administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonar ...

Isla Refinery Inches Toward New Operator

Isla Refinery Inches Toward New Operator

Lube Report Americas - July 17, 2019

Companies have submitted non-binding proposals to manage and operate the sparsely run Isla Refinery in Curacao beginning ...

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Evonik Boosts Global Oil Additives Capacity

Lube Report Americas - July 10, 2019

Evonik announced on Monday it is expanding its production capacity for polyalkylmethacrylate-based viscosity modifiers b ...

Chevron to Make Group III for Neste

Chevron to Make Group III for Neste

Lube Report Americas - June 26, 2019

Chevron announced it has agreed for its Richmond, California, base oil plant to begin making API Group III oils that Fin ...

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ExxonMobil to Add its First LAO Plant

Lube Report Americas - May 8, 2019

Industry observers say a new linear alpha olefins unit that ExxonMobil expects to open in 2022 in Baytown, Texas, should ...