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Shell in Talks to Sell Torzhok Plant
A worker monitors a packaging line in Shell’s lubricant factory in Torzhok, Russia. Photo courtesy of Shell

Shell in Talks to Sell Torzhok Plant

Lube Report EMEA - May 10, 2022

Shell is negotiating with an unidentified party to sell its lubricant blending plant in Torzhok, Russia, along with its ...

Costs Impact Profits for Castrol, Conoil

Costs Impact Profits for Castrol, Conoil

Lube Report EMEA - May 10, 2022

BP reported that the underlying replacement cost profit before interest and tax for its Castrol lubricants business was ...

Japan’s Lube Production, Exports Steady

Japan’s Lube Production, Exports Steady

Lube Report Asia - May 6, 2022

Japan’s production and exports of lubricants both remained steady throughout the first quarter of this year, while dom ...

Bio-based and Sustainable: When They’re Synonyms and When They’re Not

Bio-based and Sustainable: When They’re Synonyms and When They’re Not

Lubes'n'Greases - May 2, 2022

Bio-based and sustainable lubricants are not always one and the same. What are the nuanced differences between them?

Accounting for Sustainability

Accounting for Sustainability

Lubes'n'Greases - May 2, 2022

The American Petroleum Institute’s newly formed sustainability task force is working to create a recommended practice ...

Playing Defense

Playing Defense

Lubes'n'Greases - May 2, 2022

The United States lubricants industry has been operating in unprecedented conditions during the past year. Tom Glenn dis ...

Japan Lube Sales Dipped in February

Japan Lube Sales Dipped in February

Lube Report Asia - April 1, 2022

Finished lubricants consumption in Japan edged down 1% to 127,473 kiloliters in February, from 128,987 kL in the same mo ...

France Lube Sales Up in 2021

France Lube Sales Up in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - March 15, 2022

Lubricant sales in France were up slightly for 2021 and in December, compared to the same periods in 2020, according to ...

Profits Up for Chevron Lanka, Hi-Tech

Profits Up for Chevron Lanka, Hi-Tech

Lube Report Asia - March 11, 2022

Chevron Lubricants Lanka Plc reported much higher profits and sales for the fourth quarter and the full year of 2021, an ...

Profits Rise at KH Neochem, Yushiro

Profits Rise at KH Neochem, Yushiro

Lube Report Asia - March 4, 2022

Japan’s KH Neochem Co.’s performance materials segment, which includes refrigeration lubricant raw materials, and me ...

New Boss Still Hopeful for Isla Refinery

New Boss Still Hopeful for Isla Refinery

Lube Report Americas - February 16, 2022

Following a handful of failures, Refineria di Kursou is once again starting another search of a new operator for the Isl ...

Russian Base Oil Exports Rose

Russian Base Oil Exports Rose

Lube Report EMEA - February 15, 2022

Russian base oil exports jumped 21% in December after an 11% decline in November, a trading company concluded, providing ...

Profits Rise for Castrol India, Dip for Gulf

Profits Rise for Castrol India, Dip for Gulf

Lube Report Asia - February 11, 2022

Castrol India Ltd. reported nearly a 30% increase in profits for 2021, although sales for the quarter ended Dec. 31 were ...

Brazil Auto Sales Recovering Slowly

Brazil Auto Sales Recovering Slowly

Lube Report Americas - February 9, 2022

Passenger car registrations in Brazil declined in December but were higher for full year 2021, showing a slight recovery ...

Russian Light Vehicle Sales Rose in 2021

Russian Light Vehicle Sales Rose in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - February 8, 2022

New passenger and light commercial vehicle sales in Russia increased by 4.3% in 2021, driven primarily by positive sales ...

ILMA Helps Members Cope with COVID

ILMA Helps Members Cope with COVID

Lube Report Americas - January 26, 2022

Lube Report speaks to Mike Damiani, president of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association about goals for the ...

Liqui Moly Posts Higher Net Sales

Liqui Moly Posts Higher Net Sales

Lube Report EMEA - January 25, 2022

Net sales for German lubricant and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly increased 20% in 2021, boosted by growth ...