LNG Publishing Company

Tim Sullivan

Tim Sullivan

Executive Editor

Tim Sullivan is managing editor of Lube Report Asia, responsible for developing and managing the content and production of the company’s latest publication. He joined LNG in 2000 as an assistant editor and subsequently helped launch Lube Report and Lubes’n’Greases Europe-Middle East-Africa. 

Before joining LNG, Sullivan was a reporter with the Northern Virginia Daily newspaper in Strasburg, Va., responsible for business and regional news coverage. He holds a BA degree from Hope College in Holland, Mich.

Recent Articles

China's EV-Only Future: Not If, But When

China’s central government is working to set deadlines to prohibit the sale of cars and vans that run on fossil fuels, an official told an automobile forum Saturday.

Storm Closes Port Arthur, Baytown, Other Plants

Base oil and additive plants along Texas’ Gulf Coast were forced to close as Hurricane Harvey brought record flooding to one of the world’s highest concentrations of raw material supply for the lubricant industry.

Production Resuming at Pearl

Repairs have begun at the Pearl gas-to-liquids refinery in Ras Laffan, Qatar, and operators have started to resume production – a process that could last at least a few months, Shell said.

ExxonMobil Guarantees 20,000-mile Oil Drains

In what could be another step in the march toward longer drain intervals, ExxonMobil on Friday announced a new engine oil that guarantees against engine damage for intervals of one year or 20,000 miles.

ExxonMobil Guarantees 20,000-mile Oil Drains

In what could be another step in the march toward longer drain intervals, ExxonMobil today announced a new engine oil guaranteed against engine damage for intervals of one year or 20,000 miles.

Marketing Matters

Tim Sullivan reports on Germany’s industrial lubricants demand.

Evonik Buys Stake in Nanotechnology Firm

Evonik Industries announced today that it acquired a minority stake in Nanotech Industrial Solutions, placing a bet that nanotechnology will become an important tool in the lubricant additive toolbox.

Evonik Buys Stake in Nanotech Company

Evonik Industries announced today that it acquired a minority stake in Nanotech Industrial Solutions, placing a bet that nanotechnology will become an important tool in the lubricant additive toolbox.

Car Population Still Growing in China

China’s economy may have slowed, but its passenger car population is growing as fast as ever – good news for lubricant suppliers in a market that has shrunk.

CNOOC Opens Base Oil Plant

China National Offshore Oil Corp. has begun making base stocks at its fuels and petrochemical refinery in Taizhou, China. The new plant has capacity to make 400,000 metric tons per year of paraffinic API Group II-plus oils and 200,000 t/y of naphthenic oils.

Songwon Starts Making Lube Antioxidants

Songwon Industrial Co., a chemical company specializing in antioxidants, has begun supplying that category of materials to the lubricant industry.

Europeans Develop Sustainability Standard

The concept of business sustainability – which has gained increasing traction in recent years – is beginning to take shape for the lubricant industry in Europe.

ACEA 2016 Boosts Oil Performance

Licensing began last week for the latest engine oil specifications from Europe’s auto industry – a long-awaited update that significantly raises lubricant performance in several areas.

UEIL Helps Defeat Excise Tax Proposal

The Union of the European Lubricant Industry recently helped defeat a proposal to bring bulk lubricants under the European Union’s Excise Movement and Control System.