Chevron is to open a third European supply hub for group II base oil.

The new storage facility in Eastham comes follows similar centres in Antwerp and Hamburg.

The Eastham facility will contain a complete product line of Chevron’s group II grades.

“Performance specifications are tightening in Europe to the point that Group II quality base oil will advantage many formulations,” said Chevron Lubricants’ Cary Knuth, general manager of base oils.

“This new supply hub highlights Chevron’s commitment to providing reliable supply to European lubricant producers as they transition to new formulations.”

Chevron’s network of European hubs in Europe will be supplied with base oil from the company’s new base plant in Pascagoula, Mississippi.