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India May Break Up Balmer Lawrie

India May Break Up Balmer Lawrie

Lube Report Asia - January 15, 2021

India’s central government will probably break apart Balmer Lawrie & Co. and divest its units – including its gr ...

WD-40 Income, Sales Up

WD-40 Income, Sales Up

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

WD-40 Co. reported net income of $23.6 million for the quarter ending Nov. 30, up 94% from $12.2 million in the same per ...

EU Extends Group II Import Quota

EU Extends Group II Import Quota

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A year after its initial implementation, the European Union has extended for six more months its duty and 200,000 metric ...

Idemitsu to Buy Up Toa Shares

Idemitsu to Buy Up Toa Shares

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2021

Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan Co. will consolidate its lubricant and grease business by buying up stock of Toa Oil Co. to mak ...

Prohibited Chemical Allowed in Lubes

Prohibited Chemical Allowed in Lubes

Lube Report Americas - January 6, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency last month excluded the lubricant industry from a new prohibition on p ...

Survey Suggests Setback in Russian Market

Survey Suggests Setback in Russian Market

Lube Report EMEA - January 5, 2021

A December survey of lubricant suppliers in Russia showed their outlook on their business took a downturn from September ...

Indian Oil Opens Blending Plant

Indian Oil Opens Blending Plant

Lube Report Asia - January 1, 2021

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. opened a lubricant blending plant in Kolkata last month, saying the plant will support and benefit ...

Gas Engines Spark Energy Solutions

Gas Engines Spark Energy Solutions

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2021

Stationary gas engines were undergoing a revival even before the pandemic, and as with many other trends, the pace of c ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2021

Exports’ Wild Ride Like most aspects of life and business in 2020, United States base oil exports took some unexpe ...

Pandemic Dominated 2020

Pandemic Dominated 2020

Lube Report Americas - December 30, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic upended lubricant markets in the Americas in 2020, as it did for industries everywhere, but the ...

Martin Midstream Sells Mega Lubricants

Martin Midstream Sells Mega Lubricants

Lube Report Americas - December 30, 2020

Martin Midstream Partners LP sold assets used in connection with its Mega Lubricants shore- based terminals and marine l ...

Chemical Supplier Buying Control of Kangtai

Chemical Supplier Buying Control of Kangtai

Lube Report Asia - December 25, 2020

Rianlon Corp., a Tianjin, China-based chemical company, will buy over 90% of the shares in Kangtai Lubricant Additives C ...

Small Rerefinery Opens in Russia’s Far East

Small Rerefinery Opens in Russia’s Far East

Lube Report EMEA - December 22, 2020

A small API Group I base oil rerefinery opened last week in Amur Oblast in the Russian Far East, the region’s governme ...

Pandemic Cuts Russia Base Oil Exports

Pandemic Cuts Russia Base Oil Exports

Lube Report EMEA - December 18, 2020

Russia base oil exports are expected to drop 12% this year, a European trader forecasts, because of a drop in demand cau ...

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Shell to Close Singapore Plant

Lube Report Asia - December 18, 2020

As part of an initiative to decarbonize its refining operations in Singapore, Royal Dutch Shell plans to permanently clo ...

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

The United States Environmental Protection Agency concluded Monday that perchloroethylene does not pose an unreasonable ...

French Market Continues Recovery

French Market Continues Recovery

Lube Report EMEA - December 15, 2020

Lubricant sales in France totaled 47,979 metric tons in October, according to data released today by the Professional Lu ...