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North American Grease Output Declines
Lithium grease in various colors © Pongchart B

North American Grease Output Declines

Lube Report Americas - June 16, 2021

Lubricating grease production in North America declined 17% in 2020, according to the National Lubricating Grease Instit ...

More Evolution Foretold for Marine Lubes

More Evolution Foretold for Marine Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - June 15, 2021

As the marine shipping industry transitions to engines using new fuel types that generate less carbon dioxide, cylinder ...

Fuchs Acquires Swedish Lube Supplier

Fuchs Acquires Swedish Lube Supplier

Lube Report EMEA - June 15, 2021

Independent lubricant blender Fuchs Petrolub, based in Mannheim, Germany, acquired Swedish company Gleitmo Technik AB’ ...

Profits Climb for Tide Water, GP

Profits Climb for Tide Water, GP

Lube Report Asia - June 11, 2021

India’s Tide Water Oil Co. and GP Petroleums Ltd. reported substantially higher net profit for the quarter ending Marc ...

Crisis Spurs Calls for Shipping Reforms

Crisis Spurs Calls for Shipping Reforms

Lube Report Americas - June 9, 2021

Ongoing global supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a surge in shipping container volumes since ...

German Blender Hits Warehouse Roadblock

German Blender Hits Warehouse Roadblock

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2021

German lubricant blender Meguin GmbH & Co. said it plans to revise its concept for a modern central warehouse in Saa ...

Vertex Earnings Jump

Vertex Earnings Jump

Lube Report Americas - June 2, 2021

Vertex Energy’s black oil segment, which includes its rerefineries and used oil collection business, reported increase ...

Exol Expands U.K. Factory

Exol Expands U.K. Factory

Lube Report EMEA - June 1, 2021

United Kingdom-based Exol Lubricants announced it has begun redevelopment of its Rotherham site to increase lubricant bl ...

Base Oil Market Meltdown

Base Oil Market Meltdown

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

Base Oil Report: Trends  During what has been an extraordinary year for the base oil industry, various factors ...

Sustainability Bridges the Gap

Sustainability Bridges the Gap

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

After a tumultuous year in 2020, lubricant industry players may be wondering whether sustainability is still a priority ...

Castrol Aims for Paper Lube Packaging

Castrol Aims for Paper Lube Packaging

Lube Report EMEA - May 25, 2021

Castrol recently announced a partnership with packaging technology company Pulpex – which has developed a technology t ...

Serbia Far From EU Rerefining Norms

Serbia Far From EU Rerefining Norms

Lube Report EMEA - May 25, 2021

Serbia consumed 54,000 tons of finished lubricants in 2019, but the country recycles only 1.5% of that quantity back int ...

Profits up for Sri Lankan Lube Suppliers

Profits up for Sri Lankan Lube Suppliers

Lube Report Asia - May 21, 2021

Chevron Lubricants Lanka Plc. reported large increases in profit and sales for the quarter ending March 31, compared to ...

Cosan’s Lube Segment Posts Record Quarter

Cosan’s Lube Segment Posts Record Quarter

Lube Report Americas - May 19, 2021

Moove, Cosan’s lubricants arm, reported increases in profit, revenue and sales volume for the first quarter of 2021, b ...

French Lube Sales Fell in February

French Lube Sales Fell in February

Lube Report EMEA - May 18, 2021

France’s lubricant consumption decreased by 3% in February compared to the same month in 2020, the second consecutive ...

Profits Jump for Korean Base Oil Refiners

Profits Jump for Korean Base Oil Refiners

Lube Report Asia - May 14, 2021

South Korean base oil refiners SK Lubricants, GS Caltex and Hyundai Shell Base Oil, along with Thai Oil’s lube base oi ...

Brazil Base Oil Output Rose in March

Brazil Base Oil Output Rose in March

Lube Report Americas - May 12, 2021

Brazil’s base oil production in March was higher than in the same month of 2020, the first such year-on-year increase ...