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Cepsa JV Mulls Palm Chemicals Expansion
An aerial view of Sinarmas Cepsa Pte Ltd.’s production site in Lubuk Gaung, Indonesia. Photo courtesy Cepsa

Cepsa JV Mulls Palm Chemicals Expansion

Lube Report Asia - November 18, 2022

The Sinarmas Cepsa Pte joint venture will expand production of biobased chemicals at its fatty alcohol plant in Indonesi ...

U.S. Base Oil Exports, Imports Fall

U.S. Base Oil Exports, Imports Fall

Lube Report Americas - November 16, 2022

The United States’ exports of base oil experienced a 41% year-to-year plunge in August – to the lowest volume since ...

Grepar Bullish on Brazil Base Oils

Grepar Bullish on Brazil Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - November 9, 2022

Aimed at being the leading producer of industrial naphthenic lubricants and petroleum asphalt cement in Brazil, Grepar P ...

Greece Lube Demand Rose in 2021

Greece Lube Demand Rose in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - November 8, 2022

Greece’s lubricant consumption rose 6% to 68,000 tons in 2021, driven by the country’s economic recovery from the ea ...

Castrol India Launches Fully Recycled Bottle

Castrol India Launches Fully Recycled Bottle

Lube Report Asia - November 4, 2022

Castrol last month introduced 100% recycled plastic bottles in India, a step that it called important in its efforts to ...

Why Base Oils Matter for Greater Lubricant Sustainability

Why Base Oils Matter for Greater Lubricant Sustainability

Lubes'n'Greases - October 31, 2022

There are numerous ways that lubricant makers can improve their sustainability profiles. Base stock selection could be a ...

A Major Shift

A Major Shift

Lubes'n'Greases - October 31, 2022

After several years of volatile market conditions and significant supply line interruptions, lubricant buyers have recon ...

Engine Oil Development to Continue

Engine Oil Development to Continue

Lube Report Americas - October 12, 2022

Although the writing is on the wall for internal combustion engines, lubricant formulators still have work to do meeting ...

NNPC Buys OVH Downstream Business

NNPC Buys OVH Downstream Business

Lube Report EMEA - October 11, 2022

Nigerian National Petroleum Co. has acquired OVH Energy Marketing, operator of the Oando fuels and lubricants business a ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - October 3, 2022

The base oil market has weathered many a storm during the past few years. Ray Masson explains how some key factors have ...

Viscosity Continues to Decrease

Viscosity Continues to Decrease

Lubes'n'Greases - October 3, 2022

Lower viscosity grades seem to have taken over the PCMO market. Will engine oil viscosity trend even lower in the coming ...

SI Adds Antioxidant Capacity in India

SI Adds Antioxidant Capacity in India

Lube Report Asia - September 30, 2022

Additives manufacturer SI Group is expanding production capacity at its Rasal, India, factory for antioxidants used in l ...

American EV Sales Keep Rising

American EV Sales Keep Rising

Lube Report Americas - September 28, 2022

Registrations of new electric vehicles in the United States reached 442,788 in the second quarter, up 13% from the same ...

New Fuels and Engines Tax Marine Lubes

New Fuels and Engines Tax Marine Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - September 27, 2022

The emerging era of new ship engine designs and the mosaic of interim and future fuels that are part of shipping’s tra ...

Better But Not Out of the Woods

Better But Not Out of the Woods

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2022

Recovery from the pandemic has felt slow and painful for many lubricant industry players, but more stable conditions may ...

Leadership Is Critical Right Now

Leadership Is Critical Right Now

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2022

Effective leadership is paramount to a business’ success. Jack Goodhue outlines some traits that good leaders should h ...

U.S. Base Oil Production Down in June

U.S. Base Oil Production Down in June

Lube Report Americas - August 31, 2022

Base oil production in the United States declined 8% in June, compared to the same month last year, according to data re ...