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Ergon announces availability of HyGold 5000BS Group I bright stock

Ergon Refining, Inc. has announced the availability of HyGold 5000BS, a product of the company’s investment in the latest Group I bright stock refining technology.

HyGold 5000BS offers a unique combination of high viscosity, low pour point, low odor and high flash point. Its color and appearance are superior to other bright stocks on the market.

This product is well suited for a wide range of lubricant applications, Ergon said. Many of Ergon’s current and future customers have been testing the product for more than a year and are finding “no harm” in applications including lubricating greases, marine engine oils and cylinder oils, high viscosity/monograde engine oils and a variety of industrial gear oils.

Recent modifications at the company’s refinery in Vicksburg, Miss., U.S.A., allowed for production capacity of 150,000 tonnes or one million barrels per year of HyGold 5000BS. HyGold 5000BS is manufactured through a propane deasphalting and severe hydrotreating process.

With this investment, Ergon becomes the second largest Group I bright stock producer in the world.

Ergon, Inc., is a privately held company based in Jackson, Miss., U.S.A., that operates under six primary business segments: Refining & Marketing, Asphalt & Emulsions, Transportation & Terminaling, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, and Corporate & Other.