At Chemlube International LLC., we constantly
strive to utilize our innovation, technical and market expertise,
and strategic capital investments to be one of the leading companies
in the world in the marketing and trade of base oils, the production
of finished lubricants, and now also the marketing of other
petroleum based products. In all of our endeavors, we give the highest
importance to understanding and satisfying the unique requirements
of each individual customer. Our international network of offices
allows us to work closely with our customers around the world
to ensure that they continue to receive the highest quality products
Chemlube cooperates with most base oil producers around the
world in the international distribution and marketing of oils. Furthermore, Chemlube assists regular customers
in the sourcing of base oils from all parts of the globe. Our
international base oil trade activity includes complete logistics
and customs functions as well as market advice, and involves both
short and long term commitments. In Western Europe, West Africa,
Northeast Asia, and throughout North America, Chemlube offers
related services in support of this business, including customized
blending and inland transport (railroad & tanktruck).
In other parts of Europe and the Eastern hemisphere, Chemlube's
base oils business is managed by personnel in the affiliated company,
Sopetra, SA. This business includes the distribution and sale
of base oils and specialty products within Europe. Much of the
latter activity centers on storage and blending facilities operated
in Antwerp through which Sopetra conducts tanker, tanktruck
and flexitank shipments.
In the United States, Chemlube’s blending operation is
located in the NuStar Energy LP Terminal site in Savannah, Georgia.
This grass roots facility was newly built in 2002 and expanded
in 2005. It provides easy access for deep-water receipt of base
oils from both domestic and international refineries. These base
oils are distributed by tank transport, jumbo rail cars, or barges
to a variety of end users or other blenders. We offer Chemlube
150N through Chemlube 600N grades and all blended viscosities in between. These
oils are well suited to formulate a wide variety of automotive
industrial lubricants as well as diluents for additives
and process oil applications.
Our blend plant in Savannah also produces a full range of high
quality lubricants. Chemlube manufactures its lubricants using
licensable formulations for all automotive products with truly
outstanding performance. In addition, we aggressively pursue cost
savings to enable competitive pricing and unequaled delivery service.
Chemlube’s technical expertise in all aspects of lubricant
production is also well known in the countries of the Former Soviet
Union. Before recent divestitures, Chemlube operated four lubricants
blending plants in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. When the Turkmenbashi
Oil Processing Complex (TKNPZ) built new units for base oil production
and finished lubricant blending, the refinery’s specialists
selected Chemlube as the technical support provider for production
issues and the delivery of lubricant additives for different applications
and quality levels.
Chemlube is working hard to assist the Turkmenbashi Oil Processing
Complex equip its laboratory with the most modern methods of physical
and chemical analysis, test benches for effective evaluation of
lubricant quality, and training to assist laboratory and production
unit personnel in finding and optimizing the content of finished
oil mixtures. TKNPZ specialists have demonstrated their appreciation
for Chemlube’s technical support by expressing interest
in further cooperation in the coming years.
One of the results of Chemlube's lubricants activities has been
to facilitate expansion into the markets for other bitumen
products in order to provide 'full service' to customers
in many of the same regions where our lubricants business is flourishing.
As a result, Chemlube is now engaged in the supply and sale of
bitumen and asphalt to Africa and Europe.