INEOS Oligomers to build new world scale PAO plant at Chocolate Bayou, Texas

INEOS Oligomers to build new world scale PAO plant at Chocolate Bayou, Texas »

INEOS Oligomers announced that it has made the Final Investment Decision (FID) to build a new world scale, low viscosity polyalphaolefin (PAO) unit Read more…

Written by Vicky Denton
December 15, 2017
Motiva starts sales of Group III base oils from Port Arthur, Texas refinery

Motiva starts sales of Group III base oils from Port Arthur, Texas refinery »

Motiva Enterprises LLC, which is wholly-owned by affiliates of Saudi Aramco, said it has expanded its Motiva STAR base oils portfolio to include Read more…

Written by Vicky Denton
December 4, 2017
Saudi Aramco and SABIC sign MOU to develop integrated crude oil-to-chemicals and base oils complex in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco and SABIC sign MOU to develop integrated crude oil-to-chemicals and base oils complex in Saudi Arabia »

Saudi Aramco and SABIC have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a fully integrated crude oil-to-chemicals (COTC) complex in the Kingdom Read more…

Written by Vicky Denton
November 28, 2017
BASF announces global price increase for lubricant additives, base stocks and finished lubricants

BASF announces global price increase for lubricant additives, base stocks and finished lubricants »

Germany’s chemical giant BASF announced that it will increase prices globally across its portfolios of lubricant additives, base stocks and finished lubricants by Read more…

Written by Vicky Denton
November 28, 2017
ExxonMobil announces new authorized distributor for synthetic base stocks in Korea

ExxonMobil announces new authorized distributor for synthetic base stocks in Korea »

ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced the appointment of BLS Syn Inc. to solely represent and market its Group IV and Group V synthetics base Read more…

Written by Vicky Denton
November 27, 2017
Neste and BAPCO renew commercial collaboration agreement for Group III base oils produced in Bahrain

Neste and BAPCO renew commercial collaboration agreement for Group III base oils produced in Bahrain »

A new commercial agreement between Finland’s Neste and Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) defines a renewed cooperation model for calendar year 2018. It secures Read more…

Written by Vicky Denton
November 9, 2017
H&R USA makes equity investment in Novvi, producer of renewable base oils

H&R USA makes equity investment in Novvi, producer of renewable base oils »

H&R USA, a company of The Hansen & Rosenthal Group, of Hamburg (Germany) has made an equity investment in Novvi LLC, a joint Read more…

Written by Vicky Denton
October 27, 2017
China’s Tianhe Chemicals Group reports delay in Group II/Group III base oil project

China’s Tianhe Chemicals Group reports delay in Group II/Group III base oil project »

Tianhe Chemicals Group Ltd. said that construction of its Group II/Group III base oil project and fluoride lubricating oil project is complete, in Read more…

Written by Vicky Denton
August 23, 2017
SK Lubricants projects 3.5% average growth in global Group III base oil demand

SK Lubricants projects 3.5% average growth in global Group III base oil demand »

SK Lubricants’ performance in 2017 is forecast to improve 10% over last year, as it expects average growth rate in Group III base Read more…

Written by Vicky Denton
August 11, 2017
Base oil market in the midst of significant structural changes, report says

Base oil market in the midst of significant structural changes, report says »

The lubricating base oil market registered little growth in 2016, according to U.S. market research and management consulting firm Kline’s Global Lubricant Basestocks Read more…

Written by Vicky Denton
July 14, 2017

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