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ACI’s 2019 US Base Oils and Lubricants Summit

Date: 28th August 2019 - 29th August 2019 Location: New Orleans - Louisiana - USA

ACI’s 2019 US Base Oils & Lubricants Summit will be taking place in New Orleans, LA on 28th – 29th of August, 2019. The two day event will bring together professionals across the lubricant supply chain to address current industry issues, explore new opportunities and network with peers.

As regulations on the quality of both heavy-duty and passenger car motors oils become more strict, professionals across the entire lubricant spectrum can feel the impact. Join us and learn how leaders from base oil producers, lubricant blenders, additive manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers are confronting these challenges and pushing the boundaries of what modern lubricants are capable of.

Featuring an Exclusive Chevron Pascagoula Refinery Site Visit
August 27, 2019 • Attendance size limited. Reserve now!

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28th August 2019
29th August 2019
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 898 7070
Cheryl Williams – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0623
Krisztina Gyulavári – Exhibition / Business Exposure
+1 929 331 6835
Warren Clementson – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0647
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


We will confirm the venue approximately 4-6 weeks before the event to ensure we find the most suitable space because numbers can vary dramatically. There will be a discounted accommodation rate for conference attendees.
New Orleans, LA United States

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  • Ernie Henderson, President, K & E Petroleum Consulting, LLC
  • Blake Eskew, Vice President, I H S Markit
  • Makbule Baldik Le Fay, Product Manager, MAN PrimeServ Americas
  • Mark Miller, Senior Vice President, Biosynthetic Technologies
  • Scott Rajala, Sr., Regional Chief Engineer – Automotive, Idemitsu Lubricants America Corporation
  • Arup Gangopadhyay, Powertrain Tribology – Technical Leader, Ford
  • Cory Koglin, OEM Account Manager, Afton Chemical
  • Jason Bieneman, Manager and Head of Technology NA (EDNT), MAHLE Engine Components
  • Jeremy Kriska, Vice President, Business Development, Tulstar
  • Jeremy P. Styer, Global Industry/OEM Liaison Manager, Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC
  • David DeVore, President, Functional Products Inc
  • Larry Ludwig, Chief Chemist/Technical Director, Schaeffer MFG
  • Peter Lee, Staff Engineer – Chief Tribologist, Southwest Research Institute


  • Trade Flow Analysis
  • International “Trade War” Discussion
  • Group 1-3 Base Stock Forecast
  • Market Influence of Electric Vehicles
  • Fuel Economy and Driving Emissions
  • GF-6 and Future PCMO Regulation
  • Meeting IMO 2020 Standards

Chevron’s state-of-the-art Group II base oil plant at the Pascagoula refinery is the newest Group II base oil plant in the United States.  It was designed to produce base oils with exactly the same specs as the two other refineries producing Chevron base oils in Richmond, California and Yeosu, S. Korea.

The Pascagoula Base Oil Plant, PBOP, has the capacity to produce approximately 25,000 barrels per day of Group II premium base oil for use in formulating high-performance lubricants for cars, trucks and heavy-duty equipment, as well as a broad range of industrial applications.

The plant uses Chevron’s ISODEWAXING technology, which was commercialized in 1993.  One of the key benefits of this technology is the ability to produce base stocks with properties approaching those of a synthetic base oil from a broad range of feedstocks.  More than half of the world’s premium base oil is manufactured with this technology.

To accommodate the distribution needs of the new base oil plant, the refinery added 16 new tanks, 2 new marine berths and new railcar loading facilities. Pascagoula is one of the leading refineries in the United States.

  • Allan Hee, Chevron
  • Bill Anderson, Afton Chemical
  • Kevin Ferrick, API
  • Shana McCabe, Ingevity
  • Joan Evans, Infineum

This two-day conference will offer excellent opportunities for you to network with your peers: CEOs, CIOs, CSOs, Vice-Presidents, Directors, and Senior Managers responsible for…

  • Base Oil Refiners
  • Lubricant Blenders
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Consultants
  • Regulatory and Policy Officers
  • Additive Manufacturers
  • Market Analysts
  • Transportation & Storage Companies
  • Oil Analysis Service Providers

LNG Publishing has been covering the global lubricants industry for more than 23 years. Lubes’n’Greases publications and products deliver hard news, features and informed opinions covering automotive and industrial lubricants, metalworking fluids, greases, base stocks, additives, biodegradable and synthetic products, packaging, and testing, as well as the companies, people, prices, issues and trends affecting the industry. For more information about LNG’s products visit www.LubesnGreases.com.

ATIEL is a European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) representing the combined knowledge and experience of leading European and international engine oil manufacturers and marketers. 
Its collective expertise in engine lubricants technology has helped establish best practices and quality standards for both vehicle manufacturers and consumers.


Industrial Technology is an international magazine focusing on machines, plants, components, automation, plastic, industry 4.0, steel. It contains news, information, case histories and product profiles about OeMs, technology suppliers and EPCs.

Available both printed and digital, its main focuses are plants, automation, controls, instrumentation, pumps, compressors, blowers, boilers, heat exchangers, hvac, electrical, process units, filters, tanks, valves, softwares.

Through the most important fairs and exhibitions, and the collaboration with the main companies of the industrial sector, Industrial Technology Magazine reaches thousands of readers all over the world.


Lubricant World is the only Turkish-English magazine focusing on the Turkish lubricants sector as well as the world lubricants industry. The magazine is published bimonthly and distributed in 31 countries with a wide network including lubricant and grease manufacturers, consumers, fuel stations, logistics and packaging firms, ministries, bureaucrats, and representatives of the chemistry, iron and steel, metal, aviation, marine and defense industries.

As a platform sharing information about global and local developments, scientific articles, alternative markets, export-import news, R&D activities and regulations, it aims to be a reference source for all lubricant manufacturers and consumers.


For over 20 years, F&L Asia has remained the preferred media choice for industry giants such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, SK Lubricants, S-Oil, Lubrizol, Infineum, Chevron Oronite, Afton Chemical, BASF, Evonik Industries, Tianhe Chemicals and many more.

Each year, F&L Asia produces F+L Week, the industry conference and exhibition premier event. A sounding board for the latest developments in base oils, lubricants, fuels and additives, F+L Week attracts the very best amongst top industry scientists, market trend setters and decision makers from all around the planet to its economic epicentre in Asia.

Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils’ web portal www.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.


ASD Media is an online media company. We provide professionals in dedicated markets with news, intelligence, and interaction opportunities. During the last five years we developed dedicated websites for events, reports, news distribution and source data, and changed the name of the ASD-Network to ASDNews to emphasize the news focus.


With a growing community, PetrolPlaza is the No.1 online publication for the petrol retailing, fuel logistics and car wash markets. PetrolPlaza has been online since 1998 and, as the first online publication for this industry, it enjoys an excellent reputation amongst decision makers worldwide. PetrolPlaza offers daily updated market news and a newsletter service free of charge. The high internationality of both content and readers, which come from all over the world, is unique in the market.


Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria – Daily Offer of jobs into the maritime, port and logistics sectors News, Vessels, Companies, Ports, Customs, Events … Oferta diaria de empleos en los sectores marítimo-portuario y logístico Noticias, Buques, Empresas, Puertos, Aduanas, Eventos …


Fluid Handling Pro is the leading global business resource and website for fluid handling and processing professionals.You can rely on Fluid Handling Pro for the latest information on technology solutions and equipment innovations in any industry where fluid handling is a key requirement. Fluid Handling Pro focuses primarily on technologies for effectively processing and measuring liquids, slurries & gases.

For more information visit https://fluidhandlingpro.com

If you would like to be an official Media Partner for ACI’s US Base Oils & Lubricants Summit 2019, please contact:

Cheryl Williams
+44 (0)203 141 0623
[email protected]


2019 US Base Oils and Lubricants Summit - Conference Pass (incl. documentation package)$2,155.00Inclusive of 10% early bird discount. Valid only until the 28th June. Standard rate - $2,395

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