Chevron Oronite announced
that it doubled detergent capacity at its plant in Gonfreville, France,
that it will build a carboxylate production facility at its Singapore
plant, and that it will upgrade and expand in Belle Chasse, La.
Tony Jin, base oil global
marketing team leader for SK
Lubricants Co. Ltd., was appointed president of SK Lubricants Americas
Inc. Qatar Fuel (Woqod) completed a
feasibility study on a factory for engine oil production, a Woqod
official said at a Dec. 31 press conference.
couple of weeks of fairly quiet fundamentals in the U.S. base oil
market, Ergon said on Jan. 8 that it would decrease prices of its
naphthenic oils effective Jan. 13. Calumet communicated shortly after
that it would be moving down prices as well.–by Gabriela Wheeler