20 May 2005 17:36 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (CNI)--BASF is opening a technical service centre for refinery chemicals at the Gubkin State University of Oil and Gas in ?xml:namespace>
Ludwigshafen-based BASF said it is the first company to set up a laboratory on the Gubkin campus. BASF said today’s opening of the service centre will enhance its presence in the oil industry market.
“The new service centre underlines our commitment to the Russian oil industry,” said Sergei Andreev, BASF regional sales manager. “By offering a regional technical service, we can respond quickly to the specific demands of the local market.”
Products supplied by BASF include pour-point improvers and paraffin dispersants for middle distillates, lubricity improvers, corrosion inhibitors, antioxidants, metal deactivators, stabilisers, conductivity improvers and cetane number improvers, and anti-icing additives for jet fuel.
BASF said many factors influenced its choice of
“The key to success is to combine university-based and industry-based research, and the aim of the oil and gas experts at
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