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BP China to Add Third Plant

BP Lubricants announced that it plans to build a third blending plant in China by the end of 2021, in Tianjin. BP unveiled on Dec. 6 that the project will cost around 1.5 billion (U.S. $230 million), more than any other BP blending facility.

Indian Oil Aims to Make Group III by 2022

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. expects to commission in 2022 a 270,000 metric tons per year base oil plant that will mostly produce API Group III stocks at its Haldia Refinery in West Bengal.

Master Fluid Solutions Plans New China Plant

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.

Copton Streams Qingdao Plant

Qingdao Copton Technology Co. recently announced that it opened its new manufacturing facility in Qingdao, Copton, dubbed the Huangdao Industrial Park, at the end of April, one year after it listed on the the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Hyundai Shell Expands Base Oil Plant

Hyundai Shell Base Oil, a joint venture between Hyundai Oilbank and Shell, announced last week that it is completing a 250,000 metric tons per year expansion at its API Group II base oil plant in Daesan, South Korea.

Afton Opens Singapore Plant

Afton Chemical opened a lubricant additives factory in Singapore last week, joining the ongoing march of lubricant and additive suppliers to Asia and to this island nation in particular.

Petronas Triples Lube Capacity in China

Petronas Lubricants International on April 7 opened its second lube blending unit in Weifang, Shandong Province, bringing its total annual capacity there to 150,000 metric tons.

Afton Breaks Ground in Singapore

Afton Chemical began construction last week of a lubricant additive plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, The facility is scheduled to begin operating in late 2015.

Hengli Starts Group II/III Plant

Hengli Petrochemical Co. announced this month the start-up of a Northeast China refinery that includes a 540,000 metric ton per year API Group II and III base oil plant.

Oronite to Make Carboxylates in Singapore

Chevron Oronite announced yesterday that it will install carboxylate capacity at its lubricant additive plant in Singapore.
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