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Gazprom Continues Growth in Siberia

Gazprom Neft commissioned the second stage of its lubricant blending production in Omsk, Western Siberia, and confirmed it will soon start construction of an API Group II base oil plant in Serbia. Read More

Bechem Strengthens U.S. Presence

Carl Bechem GmbH completed acquisition of its joint venture partner’s 50 percent interest in Etna-Bechem Lubricants LLC, resulting in the formation of Bechem Lubrication Technology LLC. Read More

Nigeria Welcomes More Synthetics

Independents and majors are competing for Nigeria’s growing synthetic lubricants market, as Lubcon International, Forte Oil and Epoxy Oilserv all launched synthetic brands in the past six months. Read More

Briefly Noted

Allor-Plesh will distribute Calumet Specialty Products PartnersRoyal Purple lubricants to the North American steel industry. Indonesian firm National Energy Solutions will distribute Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based BioBlend’s biobased industrial lubricants in Indonesia.