Shell to construct Russia-based lubricants blending plant

Shell has begun construction of a new lubricants blending plant in Russia

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LONDON -- Shell has begun construction of a new lubricants blending plant in Russia.

The plant, which is being built in Torzhok northwest of Moscow, will have a capacity of 200 million liters a year (about 180,000 tons). Commercial operation is expected to begin by the end of 2010.

“Russia is the third largest lubricants market in the world and it is vital that Shell, as the leading global lubricants supplier, has a significant presence here,” says David Pirret, executive VP for Shell Lubricants. “Shell Lubricants has seen seven consecutive years of profitable growth in Russia and we believe that setting up lubricants production facilities will help us capitalize on further growth opportunities.”

08/31/2009

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