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Shell to permanently close oil refinery in Philippines

Pilipinas Shell announced today that it is permanently shutting down its oil refinery operations in Tabangao, Batangas, on the main Philippine island of Luzon, after suspending refinery operations last May 24 due to reduced fuel demand from Covid-19. The Tabangao Refinery commenced commercial operations in 1962, with an initial nameplate capacity of 30,000 barrel-per-day (bpd). […]

Kline estimates industrial oils and grease market to recover by 2024

The global general industrial oils (GIOs) and lubricating grease market was growing slowly at a 0.2% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) from 2014 to 2019. But with the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, the market has been driven from low to negative growth, with some industries not likely to fully recover even by 2024, forecasts […]

ExxonMobil to purchase renewable diesel from converted CA oil refinery

ExxonMobil has signed an agreement with Global Clean Energy Holdings to purchase 2.5 million barrels of renewable diesel per year for five years from a converted California refinery starting in 2022. The renewable diesel will be sourced from a refinery acquired by Global Clean Energy in Bakersfield, California, which is being re-purposed to produce renewable […]

Total (China) collaborates with Alibaba for digital initiative in China

Total (China) Investment has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Chinese technology firm founded by Jack Ma to pursue strategic collaboration and leverage their respective resources to drive the digital transformation of the French energy major’s operations in China. Under the MoU, Total (China) Investment and Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA; SEHK: 9988) will […]

Calumet Specialty Products appoints L. Todd Borgmann interim CFO

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT), a leading independent producer of specialty hydrocarbon and fuels products based in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A., announced that L. Todd Borgmann will serve as senior vice president and interim chief financial officer (CFO) effective September 1, 2020, following an orderly transition with the current EVP & CFO, H. Keith […]

Mobil Oil New Zealand taps P97 Networks for mobile payments

P97 Networks, Inc., has been selected by Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited, an affiliate of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, to enable mobile payments across its Mobil-branded retail network in New Zealand. ExxonMobil Asia Pacific is the downstream and chemical business hub for the region with more than USD15 billion of assets under affiliate management. […]

Total to upgrade UK lubricant blending operations

Total Lubricants in the UK, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its lubricant blending plant this month in Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire, unveiled expansion plans for the site. The expansion, which is due to begin next year, will include developing the use of renewable energies and modernising the plant’s manufacturing process and warehousing. The French […]

EV start-up Volta Trucks to start pilot test with DPD in London

Volta Trucks, the Scandinavian start-up full-electric vehicle manufacturer, will soon start a pilot test of its forthcoming Volta Zero with DPD, the UK’s leading parcel delivery service. The Volta Zero will be tested by DPD within London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone in the first quarter of 2021, supporting their micro-depot strategy in Westminster. “DPD Group […]

Carr to succeed Milton as president of ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Company

Bryan Milton, president of ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants, has announced his retirement, effective September 1, 2020. ExxonMobil Corporation’s (NYSE:XOM) board of directors has appointed Ian Carr as president of ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Company and elected him as vice president of ExxonMobil Corporation. “We thank Bryan for his 34 years of dedicated service, most recently […]

Advertorial: Ergon — Prepared to Meet Industry Challenges, Offer Secure Supply

Ergon has earned the trust of customers in more than 90 countries around the world, thanks to an unwavering commitment to meeting customer needs for solvency and viscosity. With corporate offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Ergon maintains a network of strategically located terminals, allowing for efficient and secure worldwide supply of quality products. […]

Seoul plans to phase out diesel vehicles from public sector by 2025

South Korea’s largest city Seoul plans to phase out diesel vehicles from public sector and mass transit fleets by 2025. The “No Diesel” initiative aims to reduce high emitting vehicles from the capital city and replace them with electric vehicles and hydrogen-powered vehicles. Diesel cars currently make up 64.6% of vehicles used by the municipal […]

Total-Adani Indian joint venture to apply for fuel retail licence

Total Adani Fuels Marketing Pvt Ltd, a joint venture between French energy company Total SA and Adani Gas Ltd., said it plans to apply for a fuel retail licence soon under India’s new liberal fuel retailing rules. The joint venture plans to build a retail network of 1,500 within 10 years, with a multi-fuel offering, […]

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