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France’s Lube Demand Slows

France’s Lube Demand Slows

Lube Report EMEA - September 14, 2021

Although lubricant demand slowed in France in June – declining from the same month in 2020 for the first year-on-year ...

Condat Partners for Sustainable Tunnels

Condat Partners for Sustainable Tunnels

Lube Report EMEA - September 14, 2021

French lubricant marketer Condat has entered a technology partnership with construction chemicals supplier Chryso to dev ...

Profits Up for Chevron Lanka

Profits Up for Chevron Lanka

Lube Report Asia - September 10, 2021

Chevron Lubricants Lanka Plc reported increases in profits and sales for the quarter ending June 30, compared to the sam ...

SKF Lands Lubrication Filtration Firm

SKF Lands Lubrication Filtration Firm

Lube Report EMEA - September 7, 2021

SKF announced Sept. 1 that it completed the acquisition of Efolex AB, a manufacturer of Europafilter-branded industrial ...

Tall Oil Demand Said to be Rising

Tall Oil Demand Said to be Rising

Lube Report Americas - September 1, 2021

Rising electric vehicle sales and global carbon-neutrality initiatives are helping drive demand for use of tall oil fatt ...

Nigeria Mandates Lube Monitoring

Nigeria Mandates Lube Monitoring

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2021

Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources is collaborating with the Standards Organization of Nigeria to curb supply ...

Additives Sales Rose Again in July

Additives Sales Rose Again in July

Lube Report Americas - August 25, 2021

Lubricant additive sales volumes in the United States were up slightly in July, compared to June, and much higher than i ...

Indorama Acquires Brazil’s Oxitena

Indorama Acquires Brazil’s Oxitena

Lube Report Americas - August 25, 2021

Indorama Ventures Public Co., a global chemicals producer based in Thailand, agreed to acquire Brazil-based Oxiteno S.A. ...

Infineum Acquires Emulsifiers Business

Infineum Acquires Emulsifiers Business

Lube Report EMEA - August 24, 2021

Infineum has signed a contract to acquire ISCA UK’s emulsifiers business unit in a deal securing the Iscamul emulsifie ...

Cosan, Vertex Earnings Rebound

Cosan, Vertex Earnings Rebound

Lube Report Americas - August 18, 2021

For the quarter ending June 30, Cosan’s Moove reported increases in profit, revenue and sales volume and Vertex Energy ...

Motor Oil Prices Jump in Russia

Motor Oil Prices Jump in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - August 17, 2021

Retail motor oil prices in Russia increased about 40% due to short base oil supplies and steep run-ups in operational co ...

Profits Fall for GP, Jump for Balmer

Profits Fall for GP, Jump for Balmer

Lube Report Asia - August 13, 2021

India’s GP Petroleums reported a steeper net loss for the quarter ended June 30, while the lubricants unit of Balmer L ...

Brazil’s Base Oil Production Remains Strong

Brazil’s Base Oil Production Remains Strong

Lube Report Americas - August 11, 2021

Brazil’s base oil production grew 68% in June and 26% in the first half of this year, compared to the same periods in ...

Profits up for SK, Castrol India, Apar

Profits up for SK, Castrol India, Apar

Lube Report Asia - August 6, 2021

Profits for South Korean base oil refiner SK Lubricants skyrocketed more than 500% for the quarter ended June 30, and pr ...

Profits Rebound at Afton, Quaker Chem

Profits Rebound at Afton, Quaker Chem

Lube Report Americas - August 4, 2021

Afton Chemical, Quaker Chemical, and HollyFrontier’s lubricants and specialty products segment all reported increased ...

South African Container Maker Sold

South African Container Maker Sold

Lube Report EMEA - August 3, 2021

Austria-based Alpla Group, a global plastic packaging and recycling specialist, acquired last month the lubricants divis ...

Fuchs Reports Higher Profits

Fuchs Reports Higher Profits

Lube Report EMEA - August 3, 2021

Independent lubricants blender Fuchs Petrolub SE reported large increases in profit and sales for the second quarter, co ...