Chevron is adding a further storage facility for Group II base oil in Le Havre, France.
Acting through its regional affiliate, Chevron chose Le Havre as its next hub in Europe because it can offer customers along the Seine a shorter supply chain. “With regular, reliable delivery, customers can minimise their base oil inventory while blending higher performing lubricants,” said Cary Knuth, Chevron’s vice president of base oil.
This is the fifth Group II supply hub in Europe for the Chevron Base Oils network. The company also has facilities in Antwerp, Belgium; Liverpool, UK; Hamburg, Germany; and, Istanbul, Turkey. Initially, grades stocked at the facility will include Chevron Neutral Oil 100R and 220R. Chevron Neutral Oil 600R tankage may be added later.
The tankage, owned by LBC Sogestrol Le Havre, is located at the entrance of Le Havre harbour, near the mouth of the Seine River. The location provides easy access to the many lubricant blenders and additive companies located upstream.

6th December 2016