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Afton Declares Force Majeure
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Afton Declares Force Majeure

Lube Report Americas - August 3, 2022

Afton Chemical declared force majeure effective July 26 because flooding at its additives plant in Sauget, Illinois – ...

Adnoc Buys Stake in TotalEnergies Egypt

Adnoc Buys Stake in TotalEnergies Egypt

Lube Report EMEA - August 2, 2022

United Arab Emirates-based Adnoc Distribution expanded into Egypt with the acquisition of a 50% stake of French energy c ...

No Longer Neutral about Climate: The Decarbonization of a Lubricant Company

No Longer Neutral about Climate: The Decarbonization of a Lubricant Company

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

Industry expert and sustainability adviser Apu Gosalia explains how lubricant companies can achieve climate neutrality.

Let’s Do a Mid-year Check

Let’s Do a Mid-year Check

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

Sara Lefcourt explains how completing a mid-year check can keep your business on the right track amidst this year’s ch ...

Japan Demand Jumped in June

Japan Demand Jumped in June

Lube Report Asia - July 29, 2022

Japan’s consumption of finished lubricants jumped 27%, and production swelled by 37% in June, compared to the same mon ...

Maximus Expands in East Africa

Maximus Expands in East Africa

Lube Report EMEA - July 19, 2022

Indian lubricants blender Maximus International Ltd. plans to triple its production capacity in East Africa, the company ...

Brazil Base Oil Output Jumped in May

Brazil Base Oil Output Jumped in May

Lube Report Americas - July 6, 2022

Brazil’s base oil production, which is mainly API Group I, increased by nearly 20% in May, while imports slipped by 6% ...

Russian Car Sales Forecast to Slump

Russian Car Sales Forecast to Slump

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2022

Sales of new passenger cars in Russia are expected to plummet to about 454,000 vehicles in 2022, a 67% decline from the ...

Japan Demand Dipped in May

Japan Demand Dipped in May

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2022

Finished lubricants consumption in Japan dipped 1%, while production jumped by nearly 60% in May, compared to the same m ...

U.S. Lube Oil Exports, Imports Rose in 2021

U.S. Lube Oil Exports, Imports Rose in 2021

Lube Report Americas - June 29, 2022

The United States exported 33% more and imported more than 110% more automotive, diesel and marine engine lubricating oi ...

South Korea Base Oil Exports Rise

South Korea Base Oil Exports Rise

Lube Report Asia - June 17, 2022

South Korea’s base oil export volumes rebounded in May, almost 20% higher than in the same month last year, ending a t ...

Albemarle Ramps Up Lithium Output

Albemarle Ramps Up Lithium Output

Lube Report Americas - June 15, 2022

Albemarle Corp. opened an additional plant Monday at its lithium production site in Antofagasta, Chile, part of a strate ...

Perstorp Shifts to Renewable Raw Materials

Perstorp Shifts to Renewable Raw Materials

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2022

Perstorp Group said June 9 that its largest plant in Sweden will convert all polyols derived from petroleum – pentaery ...

Plugging Benefits of Digitalization

Plugging Benefits of Digitalization

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2022

Digitalization of sales and supply activities can help lubricant companies to manage their businesses more efficiently a ...

Safety-Kleen Rebrands Base Oils

Safety-Kleen Rebrands Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - June 8, 2022

Safety-Kleen has rebranded its rerefined base oils, putting them under the Kleen+ name that emphasizes their reduced car ...

Chevron Phillips to Add New PAO Unit

Chevron Phillips to Add New PAO Unit

Lube Report EMEA - June 7, 2022

Chevron Phillips Chemical said today it will build a new polyalphaolefins unit in Beringen, Belgium, in response to grow ...

Bet on Base Oil Training

Bet on Base Oil Training

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

Tribal knowledge in the base oil industry appears to be tapering off. Fortunately, quality base oil training can fill th ...