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Russia Consumes Range of Engine Oil Vis Grades
Motor oil bottles on a shelf at a filling station in St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo courtesy of Eduard Kolesnikov

Russia Consumes Range of Engine Oil Vis Grades

Lube Report EMEA - January 9, 2024

Russia – the largest country in the world, spanning two continents and 11 time zones – consumes a range of motor oil ...

Germany Demand Declines in October

Germany Demand Declines in October

Lube Report EMEA - January 2, 2024

Germany's finished lubricants demand, including process oils, declined 11% in October, as a year-long trend of falling c ...

Engine Oil Exports from the U.S. Rose in 2022

Engine Oil Exports from the U.S. Rose in 2022

Lube Report Americas - July 12, 2023

United States exports of automotive, diesel and marine engine oils increased 18% in 2022, while imports of the same prod ...

VLS Gets Action on Non-compliant Gear Oils

VLS Gets Action on Non-compliant Gear Oils

Lube Report EMEA - June 27, 2023

United Kingdom-based Verification of Lubricant Specifications announced the resolution of three cases in which it identi ...

Germany Demand Down in January

Germany Demand Down in January

Lube Report EMEA - April 4, 2023

Germany’s domestic lubricant demand fell 16% year on year to 46,070 metric tons in January, with hydraulic oils and me ...

Germany Demand Dipped in November

Germany Demand Dipped in November

Lube Report EMEA - February 7, 2023

Germany's domestic lubricant demand decreased 4% to 55,842 tons in November, according to data released Feb. 1 by a Germ ...

Lubricant Demand in Germany Falls

Lubricant Demand in Germany Falls

Lube Report EMEA - January 10, 2023

Domestic lubricant demand in Germany during October declined 7% compared to the same month last year, to 52,234 metric t ...

The Impact of Weather and New Technology on Vehicle Maintenance

The Impact of Weather and New Technology on Vehicle Maintenance

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2022

Weather can do a lot of damage to cars. How can lubricants help to manage the mischief?

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Brightstock Demand to Dwindle

Posts - July 20, 2020

Global bright stock demand sat at 2.7 million tons in 2017, but is expected to decline by roughly 250,000 tons by 2027, ...