Finished Lubricants

Heavy-duty Shifts to Lighter Oils
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Heavy-duty Shifts to Lighter Oils

Lube Report Americas - October 28, 2020

The heavy-duty diesel engine oil market is gradually shifting to lower-viscosity products, with advancing technology and ...

Valvoline Geared Up for Grease Expansion

Valvoline Geared Up for Grease Expansion

Lube Report EMEA - October 6, 2020

Custom Content – Valvoline, one of the world’s leading lubricant and automotive suppliers, has made a frictionless m ...

Economic Diversification Boosts GCC Demand

Economic Diversification Boosts GCC Demand

Lube Report EMEA - October 27, 2020

Lubricant demand within the Gulf Cooperation Council is expected to grow at a moderate pace in the coming years, as memb ...

Russia Market Forecast to Stay Depressed

Russia Market Forecast to Stay Depressed

Lube Report EMEA - October 27, 2020

Russia’s finished lubricant demand will decline 4% to 1.64 million tons in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic’s n ...

Bought Out of Japan, Shell Returns for Lubes

Bought Out of Japan, Shell Returns for Lubes

Lube Report Asia - October 23, 2020

A year and a half after acquiring it, Idemitsu Kosan Co. is selling Shell Lubricants Japan K.K. back to Royal Dutch Shel ...

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Development Buoys Asean Outlook

Lube Report Asia - October 23, 2020

The lubricants market in Southeast Asia – which is weighted toward products for two-wheelers and process oils – will ...

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Japan Market Still Declining

Lube Report Asia - October 23, 2020

Japan consumed 101,588 kiloliters of finished lubricants in August, according to data released recently by the governmen ...

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Equity Firm Buys Angus Chemical Stake

Lube Report Americas - October 21, 2020

France-based private equity firm Ardian paid $2.3 billion to acquire a 50% ownership stake in Angus Chemical Co. from Go ...

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Nigerian Blenders Struggle with Pandemic

Lube Report EMEA - October 20, 2020

Discouraging imports of low-grade blended lubricants and curtailing sales of straight mineral oils promoted as finished ...

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Fuchs Elevates 2020 Outlook

Lube Report EMEA - October 20, 2020

German independent lubricants blender Fuchs Petrolub SE issued a preliminary report last week showing a 17% decrease ear ...

HCC Down, WD-40 Up

HCC Down, WD-40 Up

Lube Report Americas - October 19, 2020

Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment reported lower revenue for the third quarter, while WD-40 posted higher ...

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Cadence Gets New Financial Backer

Lube Report Americas - October 14, 2020

Cadence Petroleum Group has obtained a new private equity investor, and the new backer plans to accelerate the expansion ...

Thirst Increases for Motorcycle Oils

Thirst Increases for Motorcycle Oils

Lube Report Americas - October 14, 2020

The global motorcycle oils market is projected to grow by a compound annual rate of 1.5% to 2% during the next four year ...

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Equity Firm Buys Warren Distribution

Lube Report Americas - October 14, 2020

A Chicago private equity firm announced last week that it has agreed to acquire majority stakes in Warren Distribution I ...

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Oxea Boosts Isononanoic Acid Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - October 13, 2020

OQ Chemicals – formerly Oxea – recently completed an expansion at its site in Oberhausen, Germany, increasing its is ...

Europe Motorcycle Oil Demand to Stay Flat

Europe Motorcycle Oil Demand to Stay Flat

Lube Report EMEA - October 13, 2020

The global motorcycle oils market is projected to grow by a compound annual rate of 1.5% to 2% during the next four year ...

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Hindustan Petroleum Sales Rise

Lube Report Asia - October 9, 2020

Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. reported that its lubricant sales edged up 0.7% in fiscal year 2019-2020, as it makes a p ...