Motiva Enterprises LLC has expanded its Motiva STAR base oils portfolio to include Group III premium base oils. Its Group III base oil products, STAR HVI 4 and STAR HVI 6, are manufactured and shipped from the Port Arthur Refinery – the largest base oil plant in the western hemisphere, with a capacity of more than 40 000 bpd of base oils.
“Base oil customers are increasingly looking for a one-stop supplier for all their base oil requirements,” said Bryan Schorzman, general manager of base oils for Motiva. “Broadening our portfolio to include Group III product offerings has further strengthened our position as the base oil supplier of choice. Our customers, who count on our proven manufacturing reliability, world-class quality and unparalleled technical support, can now blend all their major products using only Motiva base oils.”
With the start-up of Group III commercial sales, the company becomes the largest domestic producer of Group III base oils in the US, enabling customers to benefit from NAFTA tax advantages and substantially shorter supply cycle times.