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Brazilian Car Parc Drives Base Oil Demand
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Brazilian Car Parc Drives Base Oil Demand

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2024

Brazil’s growing car parc as well as advances in vehicle technology have reshaped base oil demand in the country. Is t ...

Wind Energy Growth Lags EU Targets

Wind Energy Growth Lags EU Targets

Lube Report EMEA - January 16, 2024

The European Union built a record 17 gigawatts of wind energy generating capacity in 2023, a 13% increase from 2022, but ...

Russia Consumes Range of Engine Oil Vis Grades

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 ...

Automotive Lubricants Shift Toward Synthetics

Automotive Lubricants Shift Toward Synthetics

Lubes'n'Greases - January 2, 2024

Sean Nguyen of Pennzoil outlines some of the most prominent trends affecting automotive lubricants, including the uptake ...

Will Electric Vehicles Change the World?

Will Electric Vehicles Change the World?

Lubes'n'Greases - January 2, 2024

Increased electrification will inevitably affect PCMO demand. How can the industry roll with the punches?

Lukoil, Shell, Mobil Top Russian Survey

Lukoil, Shell, Mobil Top Russian Survey

Lube Report EMEA - December 11, 2023

Shell and Mobil remain two of the three most popular motor oil brands in Russia, despite Shell and ExxonMobil exiting th ...

Hybrids Will Keep Automotive Fluid Market Flowing

Hybrids Will Keep Automotive Fluid Market Flowing

Lubes'n'Greases - November 1, 2023

As electrification takes deeper roots, could hybrids cushion the inevitable blow to automotive lubricant blenders?

Growing Demand for Synthetic PCMO

Growing Demand for Synthetic PCMO

Lubes'n'Greases - November 1, 2023

Tom Glenn explains what more can be done to accelerate demand for synthetic lubricants.

Gulf Oil Blends S-Oil’s Lubes in India

Gulf Oil Blends S-Oil’s Lubes in India

Lube Report Asia - October 20, 2023

S-Oil is contracting Gulf Lubricants Oil India Ltd. to blend and distribute its finished lubes in India – the first ti ...

Lighter Engine Oils Lose Ground in Russia

Lighter Engine Oils Lose Ground in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - October 10, 2023

Low-viscosity motor oils are losing ground in Russia at a time when many Western motor oil and car brands have exited th ...

Is PCMO Viscosity Bottoming Out?

Is PCMO Viscosity Bottoming Out?

Lubes'n'Greases - October 2, 2023

Passenger car motor oil has been trending toward lower viscosity, but how low is too low?

Russian, Korean Brands Gain Ground in Moscow

Russian, Korean Brands Gain Ground in Moscow

Lube Report EMEA - September 12, 2023

Western motor oil brands continue to lose shares of sales in and around Moscow, while domestic and Korean brands have ta ...

Courting OEMs, Other Types of Customers

Courting OEMs, Other Types of Customers

Lube Report Asia - September 8, 2023

As competition ramps up for business with original equipment manufacturers, Chinese lubricant companies are working to d ...

The Valued PCMO Market

The Valued PCMO Market

Lubes'n'Greases - September 6, 2023

Although market volume has shrunk in recent years, the value of the PCMO market has actually increased. Tom Glenn explai ...

Investment Firm Buys Control of Pakelo

Investment Firm Buys Control of Pakelo

Lube Report EMEA - August 22, 2023

An Italian mutual funds investment firm acquired a majority stake in Italian lubricants and greases producer Pakelo Moto ...

Costs Push Russians to Less Expensive Car Care

Costs Push Russians to Less Expensive Car Care

Lube Report EMEA - August 8, 2023

Exorbitant prices for car parts and accessories are discouraging Russian motorists from visiting large stations for serv ...

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 ...