Business

Total Acquires Lubrilog

Total Acquires Lubrilog

Lube Report EMEA - September 29, 2020

French energy major Total announced last week that it had acquired Lubrilog SAS, thereby strengthening Total’s presenc ...

Neste Divests Stake in Nynas

Neste Divests Stake in Nynas

Lube Report EMEA - September 22, 2020

A district judge in Sodertorn, Sweden, on Thursday approved Nynas AB’s petition to extend its court-administered reorg ...

Profits Drop at Lanka IOC, Petronas

Profits Drop at Lanka IOC, Petronas

Lube Report Asia - September 18, 2020

Lubricant supplier Lanka IOC reported a steep net loss, and the lubricants business segment of Malaysian state-owned oil ...

Mixed Results for Indian Companies

Mixed Results for Indian Companies

Lube Report Asia - September 11, 2020

For the quarter ending June 30, India’s GP Petroleums and Apar Industries posted net losses, Castrol India and Savita ...

Nevada Moly Mine to Change Hands

Nevada Moly Mine to Change Hands

Lube Report Americas - September 9, 2020

A financially struggling molybdenum mineral exploration and development company took steps last week to sell a mine in N ...

Profits Down for Indian, Thai Companies

Profits Down for Indian, Thai Companies

Lube Report Asia - September 4, 2020

India’s Tide Water Oil Co. and Balmer Lawrie & Co.’s greases and lubricants segments both reported steep decline ...

Trade Up or Be Traded In

Trade Up or Be Traded In

Lubes'n'Greases - September 2, 2020

Are base oil traders headed for extinction, or will they adapt and rise again to offer value to the industry?

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Lubrizol Creates New Ventures Unit

Lube Report Americas - September 2, 2020

Lubrizol Corp. yesterday announced formation of a new business unit, Lubrizol Corporate Ventures, charged with growing t ...

Your Business

Your Business

Lubes'n'Greases - September 2, 2020

Jack Goodhue weighs in on what “normal” might look like for businesses in the future.

Rubis Acquires Tepsa

Rubis Acquires Tepsa

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2020

Rubis Terminal recently acquired Tepsa, a Spanish company that provides storage for bulk base oil, lubricants and other ...

Q2 Tough on Gulf, KH Neochem

Q2 Tough on Gulf, KH Neochem

Lube Report Asia - August 28, 2020

Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. and Japanese specialty chemical producer KH Neochem Co.’s performance materials segment ...

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Lub-rref IPO Clears Hurdle

Lube Report Asia - August 28, 2020

The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission last week approved the method by which Lub-rref will conduct its initi ...

Mixed First-half 2020 for AP Oil

Mixed First-half 2020 for AP Oil

Lube Report Asia - August 21, 2020

Singaporean independent lubricant blender AP Oil posted a strong increase in net profit and lower revenue for the first ...

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SK Explores Sale of SK Lubricants

Lube Report Asia - August 21, 2020

South Korean conglomerate SK Innovation announced last week that it hired Citigroup Global Markets to help it explore th ...

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Sale of Petrobras’ Lubnor Delayed

Lube Report Americas - August 19, 2020

Petrobras said recently that the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed its efforts to sell a naphthenic base oil plant in the Br ...

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Lubricating Plastics via Microcapsules

Lube Report EMEA - August 18, 2020

Chemists at two German research institutes have devised lubricant-filled microcapsules that can be mixed into thermoplas ...

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Hyundai Shell Base Oil

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Hyundai Shell Base Oil

Lube Report Asia - August 14, 2020

Base Oil refiners GS Caltex and Hyundai Shell Base Oil both posted increases in operating profit and drops in sales for ...

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

For the quarter ending June 30, Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP reported a net profit, while Quaker Chemical, Hol ...