Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. has partnered with BP Lubricants USA to begin blending Castrol motor oil at its newly expanded blending and packaging facility in Shreveport, La., U.S.A.
“We are confident in the capabilities of the Shreveport facility team and are excited at the potential opportunities stemming from this partnership with BP Lubricants,” said Harji Gill, vice president of sales, brand products, Calumet.
The company will officially announce the partnership with BP Lubricants at a ceremony on December 5.
Recently, Calumet approved a capital improvement project to expand the Shreveport facility to support the growth of its branded and packaging business. The facility is located in a 15-acre lot where Calumet manufactures, blends and packages specialty lubricants, fuels and solvents. It operates a highly automated “explosion-proof” filling line with a 3.7-million-gallon capacity.
When Calumet first acquired the facility in 2012, it was an 85,000-square-foot (sq. ft.) facility with bulk tank storage capacity of approximately 1.5 million gallons.
The Shreveport facility now has 400,000 sq. ft. in additional storage, dual loading/unloading racks, as well as a dedicated rail spur and convenient railway access.