Master Fluid Solutions has invested in a new metalworking fluids blending plant in Taicang, China, the company announced on Wednesday. The new facility is the Perrysburg, Ohio-based companys single-largest investment globally and will double its capacity in the country.
By the beginning of September, Curacaos Isla Refinery plans to enter negotiations with a potential partner wanting to become manager of the Caribbean refinery. Isla and Curacaos government are currently weighing proposals from 15 potential partners.
Warren Distribution completed and commissioned its fourth blending plant, located in Houston, with initial blending capacity of 8 million gallons, which can be scaled up to 20 million gallons with additional infrastructure investment.The private label blender cited Texas' explosive growth in business and population as a key factor.
Pilot Chemical Co. is investing $5 million in technology and innovation initiatives this year as part of an effort to broaden its focus beyond the manufacture of sulfonates, alkylates and amides. Officials said the company will work to expand those existing product lines and to develop polymers, initially for oil field and cleaners markets.
Gen III Oil Corp. intends to start construction this summer on a rerefinery that will make API Group II and III base oils at a leased site in Bowden, Alberta, Canada.