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Global Guide to Base Oil Refining
Published annually in June, this guide to more than 160 worldwide mineral oil base oil refineries is available in three formats: a large, colorful 40.5 by 26.75 inch wall chart, a downloadable PDF file, and as an Excel spreadsheet.
It includes company names, locations and details on capacity. Capacity in barrels per day is broken down by product category: paraffinic vs. naphthenic. Paraffinic base stocks are further broken down by API Group. Upcoming capacity additions, including new plants, are also listed.
The Global Guide to Base Oil Refining is distributed as a supplement to all Lubes'n'Greases magazine subscribers in the United States and Canada with the June issue.
Global Guide to Nonconventional Base Stocks
Published annually in September, this colorful 33 by 22 inch wall chart lists over 200 of the world's oil and chemical plants that manufacture key nonconventional lubricant base stocks, giving company names, locations and estimated capacities where relevant.
Products included are polyalphaolefins and poly internal olefins; polyalkylene glycols; polyisobutenes; esters; silicones; phosphate esters; API Group III base stocks; and gas-to-liquid base stocks.
The Global Nonconventional Base Stocks Guide is distributed as a supplement to all Lubes'n'Greases magazine subscribers in the United States and Canada with the September issue.
Base Stock Guide for Europe, Middle East and Africa
Published annually in July, this regional base stock guide for Europe, the Middle East and Africa covers virgin and rerefined mineral base oils produced in the EMEA region, plus six key types of synthetics. Nameplate capacities are shown in metric tons per year.
This 38.5 by 26.5 inch wall chart includes 67mineral oil base oil refineries and rerefineries (only rerefineries with hydrotreating or solvent refining processes are included), and 61 oil and chemical companies that manufacture nonconventional lubricant base stocks.
The Base Stock Guide for Europe, the Middle East and Africa is distributed to all Lubes’n’Greases EMEA magazine subscribers within Europe, the Middle East and Africa with the July issue.