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Kris Patrick Named President of Ergon Refining, Inc., and Ergon - West Virginia, Inc.

Mon., Dec 11, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. -- Ergon has named Kris Patrick President of Ergon Refining, Inc., and Ergon - West Virginia, Inc., the company’s naphthenic and paraffinic refineries. In this new role, he will provide leadership in the areas of manufacturing operations, supply and distribution, planning, and sales and marketing for Ergon’s Refining & Marketing business sector. Read More…


Ergon to Adjust Naphthenic Prices in North America

Thu., Oct 5, 2017

Jackson, Miss. – Ergon has announced an increase in pricing of naphthenic oils in the North American Market by $0.15 per gallon, effective Friday, October 6, 2017. The increase will apply to all viscosities. Read More…


Hurricane Harvey Update

Fri., Sep 1, 2017

Jackson, Miss. – Our thoughts are with the residents of Texas and Louisiana who are impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Read More…


Ergon to Adjust Naphthenic Prices in North America

Tue., Apr 25, 2017

Jackson, Miss. – Ergon has announced an increase in pricing of naphthenic oils in the North American Market by $0.15 per gallon, effective Friday, April 28, 2017. The increase will apply to all viscosities. Read More…


Ergon to Adjust Naphthenic Prices in North America

Wed., Jan 4, 2017

Jackson, Miss. - Ergon has announced an increase in pricing of naphthenic oils in the North American Market by $0.20 per gallon, effective Friday, January 6, 2017. The increase will apply to all viscosities. Read More…


Ergon Expands Operations in Asia

Fri., Dec 2, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. – Ergon, currently the world’s largest producer of naphthenic specialty products and second largest manufacturer of bright stock, has announced continued global expansion with a new bulk storage terminal in Ulsan, South Korea, as well as a new regional office in Singapore. Read More…


Ergon's New Bright Stock HyGold 5000BS Now Available

Mon., Sep 26, 2016

Jackson, Miss. – 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. Read More…


Ergon to Adjust Naphthenic Prices

Wed., May 18, 2016

Jackson, Miss.—Ergon Refining, Inc., has announced an increase in pricing of naphthenic oils, in the North American market only, by $0.15 to $0.20 per gallon effective Friday, May 20, 2016. The amount of increase will be based on viscosity. Read More…


Ergon to Adjust Naphthenic Prices

Mon., Apr 4, 2016

Jackson, Miss. – Ergon Refining, Inc., has announced an increase in pricing of naphthenic oils, in the North American market only, by $0.15 to $0.20 per gallon effective Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The amount of increase will be based on viscosity. Read More…


Ergon's Jimmy Rasco Presented with International Honor

Mon., Feb 1, 2016

Jackson, Miss.—Ergon, Inc., announced today Vice President - Global Base Oil Technology Jimmy Rasco was presented the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International Charles A. Johnson Award. Read More…


Ergon Refining Drops Naphthenic Prices for North American Market

Tue., Jan 26, 2016

Jackson, Miss.—Ergon Refining, Inc., announces North American customers will see a $0.20 per gallon decrease on naphthenic products across the board, including all viscosities and specialties. Price decreases will take effect Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Read More…


Process Oils, Inc. Becomes Part of Ergon Family of Companies

Wed., Aug 5, 2015

Jackson, Miss. – Ergon, Inc., (Ergon) has announced the acquisition of Process Oils, Inc., (Process Oils) was finalized July 1, 2015. Financial terms were not disclosed. Read More…


Ergon Refining to Adjust its Naphthenic Prices in North America

Tue., Mar 3, 2015

Effective Friday, March 6, 2015, Ergon Refining, Inc. will move the price of its naphthenic oils down by $0.15 to $0.25 per gallon. The amount of the decrease will depend on the viscosity of the product. Read More…


Ergon Refining Wins PlantWeb Excellence Award

Tue., Feb 17, 2015

Vicksburg, Miss. — Ergon Refining, Inc. was awarded the 2014 PlantWeb Excellence Award by the Emerson Global Users Exchange, a non-profit organization that facilitates the exchange of non-proprietary information with an emphasis on the technologies, solutions and services of Emerson Process Management’s PlantWeb architecture. Read More…


Ergon Refining Announces Naphthenic Price Adjustment for North America

Thu., Jan 8, 2015

Effective Tuesday, January 13, 2015, Ergon Refining, Inc. will move the price of its naphthenic base oils down by $0.15-0.25 per gallon. This price decrease is due to the recent decline in raw material costs. Read More…


Ergon to Adjust Naphthenic Prices in North America

Tue., Dec 2, 2014

Effective December 8, 2014, Ergon will move the price of its naphthenic base oils down by $0.20 per gallon. This move comes as raw material prices continue to decrease. Read More…


Ergon Announces the Formation of Ergon México

Tue., Nov 18, 2014

Jackson, Miss. — Ergon, Inc. (Ergon) today announced the formation of a Mexican entity, Ergon México, S. de R.L. de C.V., that will provide the country with a direct supply of specialty naphthenic and paraffinic products produced at Ergon-owned refineries in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Newell, West Virginia. Read More…


Ergon to Adjust Naphthenic Prices in North America

Tue., Nov 11, 2014

Effective November 14, 2014, Ergon will move the price of its naphthenic products down by $0.25 cents per gallon on light grades and $0.20 cents per gallon on heavy grades. This change will affect prices in North America only. Read More…


Ergon Europe Selects Orbichem Petrochemicals as its Exclusive Naphthenic Oil Distributor in South Africa

Wed., Nov 5, 2014

Waterloo, Belgium — Ergon Europe MEA, Inc., today announced it has appointed Orbichem Petrochemicals Pty Ltd (Orbichem) as its exclusive naphthenic insulating oil, base oil, and process oil distributor in South Africa and the sub-Saharan African region. Read More…


Ergon to Adjust Naphthenic Prices in North America

Tue., Oct 14, 2014

Effective October 20, 2014, Ergon will move the price of all its naphthenic products down by $0.15 cents per gallon in North America. This move was prompted by a seasonal slowdown in demand and recent raw material cost reductions. Read More…


Ergon to Expand Capabilities at its Mississippi-Based Specialty Oil Refinery

Tue., Oct 14, 2014

Jackson, Miss. — Ergon Refining, Inc., (Ergon) today announced plans for a $150 million expansion at its Vicksburg, Mississippi, specialty naphthenic base oil refinery. The upgrades will include enhancements to the refinery’s crude distillation unit, modifications to its base oil hydrotreaters, and an expansion of its terminal tank farm to support new product offerings. Read More…


Ergon to Adjust Naphthenic Prices

Wed., Aug 27, 2014

Effective Friday, August 29, 2014, Ergon will move the price of all its naphthenic products down $0.10 cents per gallon. Read More…


Ergon Announces Plans for Growth at Appalachian Basin Facilities

Tue., Jul 1, 2014

Jackson, Miss. – Ergon, Inc., today announced plans to enhance its subsidiaries’ facilities in the Appalachian Basin. The Appalachian Basin comprises the prolific Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale Plays. Several Ergon subsidiaries, including Ergon - West Virginia, Inc., its refinery, acquired from Quaker State in 1997, Ergon Oil Purchasing, Inc., Ergon Terminaling, Inc., Ergon Trucking, Inc., and Magnolia Marine Transport Company, have operated in the region for more than 17 years. Read More…


Ergon Receives Supplier Excellence Award from Eastman Chemical Company

Tue., Jun 24, 2014

Vicksburg, Miss. — Ergon Refining, Inc., and Ergon, Inc., were presented the Supplier Excellence Award by Elzear Lemieux, Senior Global Procurement Manager at Eastman Chemical Company on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Read More…


Ergon to Deliver Naphthenic Mineral Insulating Oil Presentation at SIGAT CIER 2014

Wed., May 7, 2014

Ergon will be attending the SIGAT CIER 2014 seminar in Cartagena, Colombia, May 29-30, 2014. The seminar will be held at the Hilton Hotel, and will focus on efficient asset management for power transformers and reactors. Read More…


Ergon to Adjust Naphthenic Prices

Mon., Mar 10, 2014

Effective Friday, March 14, Ergon will move the price of all its naphthenic products upward by $0.15 cents per gallon. The amount of the adjustment will vary based on the viscosity and/or removal of temporary voluntary allowances (TVAs). Read More…


New HyVolt Truck is an Award Winner at The Great American Trucking Show

Fri., Sep 13, 2013

Jackson, MS – Ergon Trucking, Inc.’s new HyVolt-wrapped truck received third place in the “Working Combo - Company Truck - 2013 & Newer” category at Overdrive’s Pride and Polish Competition. The event took place at The Great American Trucking Show, which was held in Dallas, Texas, from August 22 - 24, 2013. Read More…


Ergon Trucking, Inc. Driver Competes in National Truck Driving Championships

Fri., Aug 23, 2013

Jackson, MS - John J. Maddox, Jr. of Ergon Trucking, Inc. is competing against drivers from across the country at the National Truck Driving Championships. Read More…


Ergon to Adjust Naphthenic Prices

Tue., Aug 20, 2013

Effective Friday, August 23, 2013, Ergon will move the price of its naphthenic oils upward by $0.15 - 0.20 cents per gallon. The adjustment amount will vary based on the viscosity grade of the product. Read More…


Ergon’s Marquette, Dukes Accept New Positions

Fri., Jun 21, 2013

Jackson, MS – Ergon, Inc., (Ergon), announced today that Chris Marquette has accepted the position of Insulating Oils Account Manager for the Petroleum Specialties Marketing Division (PSMD). Chris has been at Ergon for three years, and previously served as PSMD Global Administrator. In his new role, Chris will be responsible for managing Ergon’s HyVolt Electrical Insulating Oils business sector. Read More…


Ergon Announces New Roles for Busbea, Puckett

Tue., Jun 11, 2013

Jackson, MS – Ergon, Inc., (Ergon), announced today that Craig Busbea, the former Vice President of Petroleum Specialties Marketing – North & South America, has accepted the position of Vice President of Business Development for the Refining & Marketing segment of the Ergon family of companies effective June 10, 2013. With nearly three decades of experience in the refining industry, all of which were at Ergon, Craig will play an increasingly important role in the development and growth of the company. Read More…


Ergon Europe Announces Increased Storage Capacity

Tue., May 14, 2013

Waterloo, Belgium – Ergon Europe MEA, Inc. announced today that six tanks at the Sea Tank Terminal in Antwerp, Belgium, have been added to the company’s storage network. This addition has increased Ergon Europe’s overall storage capacity by more than 30% to 24,000 m3 (151,000 barrels). The newly leased storage units, which went online on January 1, 2013 have increased the company’s total number of tanks to 16.

Ergon Europe maintains a state-of-the-art, fully automatic terminal system at its facilities in Europe. Read More…


Turnaround at Ergon - West Virginia

Fri., Apr 5, 2013

Beginning today, April 5, 2013, Ergon - West Virginia, Inc. is scheduled to temporarily halt production at its refinery in Newell, West Virginia, to perform planned maintenance and upkeep. The refinery is expected to return to full production by May 13, 2013. Read More…


Operations Resume at Ergon Refining

Wed., Mar 20, 2013

As of March 10, 2013, all operations have been restarted at Ergon Refining, Inc.'s facility in Vicksburg, Mississippi, following a scheduled turnaround for maintenance and upkeep. The refinery is performing at optimal levels and achieving targeted production. Read More…


Official: Less than 50 gallons of oil, not 200, spills into Ohio River

Fri., Mar 1, 2013

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Ergon Companies Provided Assistance During Vicksburg Barge Incident

Tue., Feb 19, 2013

When two unaffiliated barges carrying crude oil collided with a Vicksburg, Mississippi, rail bridge on January 27, 2013, Ergon companies were among the first to respond. Read More…


Vicksburg Barge Accident Not Affecting Ergon Customers

Tue., Jan 29, 2013

On Sunday, January 27, 2013, two unaffiliated barges carrying crude oil collided with a railroad bridge on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, MS.

Although this event and the resultant oil spill have caused delays for dozens of vessels, Ergon does not expect the incident to affect customer supply. In preparation for a planned turnaround at the Vicksburg refinery, shipments have already been delivered to Ergon’s terminals. Operations at Ergon’s refinery also remain unaffected.

As the situation unfolds, Ergon will continue to monitor events in Vicksburg and keep customers informed on the latest. Read More…


Upcoming Turnaround at Ergon Refining

Tue., Jan 15, 2013

Beginning February 1, 2013, Ergon Refining, Inc.'s Vicksburg, Mississippi, refinery will undergo a planned turnaround to allow for necessary maintenance and upkeep. The turnaround process will last a total of 29 days. Read More…


PSMD Hires Tim Langlais as Sales Manager

Tue., Dec 11, 2012

Ergon, Inc.’s Petroleum Specialties Marketing Division (PSMD) announced today that Tim Langlais of Katy, Texas, has joined the company as Sales Manager. Read More…


Ergon, Inc. Announces Expansion at West Virginia Refinery

Wed., Nov 28, 2012

Jackson, MS — Ergon, Inc., announced today the expansion of its subsidiary refining facility at Newell, West Virginia. The expansion at Ergon - West Virginia, Inc. will enable the refinery to handle growing regional crude oil production as drilling activities continue to increase throughout the Marcellus and Utica Shale areas. As part of this effort, Ergon plans to invest upwards of $78 million to add capacity in its refinery processing units and supporting infrastructure. Read More…


Ergon – West Virginia Withstands Tropical Storm Sandy

Tue., Oct 30, 2012

Tropical Storm Sandy has caused no damage to the Ergon – West Virginia, Inc., refinery, and operations at the facility continue uninterrupted. No power outages or wind damage have been reported. The nearby Ohio River is projected to rise due to runoff from rain and snow, but the estimated crest is well below levels that could affect the refinery. Read More…


Ergon Refining, Inc., Announces Expansion at its Vicksburg, MS Refinery

Wed., Sep 19, 2012

Jackson, MS – Ergon Refining, Inc., announced today the planned expansion of its naphthenic specialty oil refinery in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The five-phase, $147 million expansion plan encompasses new administrative and laboratory facilities, a new technical development center and upgrades to the refining units to increase product diversity and quality control. “This expansion is a positive indicator for Vicksburg and reinforces our administration’s progressive approach toward economic development for our community,” said Mayor Winfield. Read More…


Ergon Refining – Isaac Aftermath

Fri., Aug 31, 2012

Isaac is no longer in the immediate vicinity of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The refinery weathered the event undamaged and continued to operate during the storm. Additionally, there have been no supply disruptions. As always, Ergon is committed to providing for its customers regardless of any obstacles in our path. Read More…


Ergon to Present Paper at NPIRI

Wed., Aug 29, 2012

Ergon will be attending the NPIRI Technical Conference in Itasca, Illinois on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. Ed Casserly of Ergon will be presenting the paper, “Mineral Oils – An Update on Current Regulatory and Health and Safety Issues” starting at 10:30 AM. Read More…


Ergon Refining – Isaac Updates

Tue., Aug 28, 2012

Ergon is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Isaac as it nears the Gulf Coast. At this time, all operations are ongoing and the refinery plans to continue operating throughout the duration of the storm. Read More…


Ergon Europe to Appear at TLM 2012

Fri., Jul 27, 2012

Ergon will be attending the TLM 2012 - Transformer Life Management Symposium in Halle (Saale), Germany on September 24-25, 2012. This conference will cover current and future methods to diagnose, monitor, appraise and operate transformers. Read More…


Ergon Sponsors, Presents at UEIL

Fri., Jul 27, 2012

On October 25, 2012, Ergon will be attending the UEIL Annual Congress of the European Lubricants Industry 2012 in Lisbon, Portugal. Ergon Europe MEA, Inc., is a proud sponsor of this event. Read More…


Ergon to Present at TLLM

Fri., Jul 27, 2012

Ergon will be attending the Tire Label Legislation & Marketing Conference (TLLM) in Brussels, Belgium on October 3-4, 2012. The conference will be held at Le Meridien Hotel, and will focus on the effects new European Union legislation will have on the tire manufacturing industry, as well as new marketing methods being utilized by the industry. Read More…


Ergon to Adjust Naphthenic Prices

Fri., Jul 13, 2012

Effective Wednesday, July 18, 2012, Ergon will move pricing down $0.21 per gallon on 60 SUS oil and $0.26 per gallon on all other naphthenic products.  Read More…


Check Out Our Resources Section

Thu., Jun 28, 2012

We’re pleased to introduce a new section of ErgonNSA.com: the Resources page. Read More…


Mississippi River Flood – 2011

June 24, 2011 – Mississippi River Flood Wrap-up

On May 6th, the flood of 2011 forced Ergon Refining to temporarily move its rail services from the refinery in Vicksburg to two transloading sites and Ergon’s Memphis terminal. As of June 14th, all rail operations at the refinery have resumed. Read More…


Ergon Refining, Inc. Achieves New Environmental Standard

Fri., Feb 25, 2011

Vicksburg, MS — Ergon Refining, Inc., (ERI) announced today it has obtained ISO 14001:2004 certification as of November 18, 2010. ERI received its certification from ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, after meeting all Quality Management System requirements. Read More…


Upcoming Events

Ergon representatives will be attending these upcoming events, so please contact us to schedule a meeting.

Life of a Transformer Seminar
Feb. 19, 2018 – Feb. 23, 2018

National Harbor, Maryland

22nd ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference
Feb. 21, 2018 – Feb. 23, 2018

London, England

IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exposition
Apr. 16, 2018 – Apr. 19, 2018

Denver, Colorado

ILMA 2018 Management Forum
Apr. 19, 2018 – Apr. 21, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

STLE 73rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition
May 20, 2018 – May 24, 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota

NLGI 85th Annual Meeting
Jun. 09, 2018 – Jun. 12, 2018

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

ILMA 2018 Annual Meeting
Oct. 06, 2018 – Oct. 09, 2018

Palm Desert, California