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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 ...

U.S. Base Oils Continue to Recover

U.S. Base Oils Continue to Recover

Lube Report Americas - December 9, 2020

Base oil output in the United States was 11% lower than the running five-year average for that month, the industry's bes ...

Profits Down for KH Neochem, Yushiro Chemical

Profits Down for KH Neochem, Yushiro Chemical

Lube Report Asia - December 4, 2020

In Japan, KH Neochem Co. reported steep declines in third-quarter operating income and net sales for its performance mat ...

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Petrobras Proceeds with Sales, Group II Project

Lube Report Americas - December 2, 2020

After delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Petrobras is moving forward again with plans to divest several oil refi ...

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Shell Still Biggest Lube Supplier

Lube Report EMEA - December 1, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell remained the world’s largest lubricant supplier in 2019, maintaining the top spot for the 14th conse ...

Lithium Loosens Its Grip on Grease

Lithium Loosens Its Grip on Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

At the end of March, India implemented the world’s most stringent lockdown in response to the novel coronavirus pandem ...

Working Toward a Smaller Footprint

Working Toward a Smaller Footprint

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

At first glance, the lubricants industry seems to be moving smoothly toward greater sustainability. But if you look more ...

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Sri Lanka’s First Grease Plant Almost Built

Lube Report Asia - November 27, 2020

Lanka IOC said recently that it expects to complete construction of Sri Lanka’s first grease plant by the end of this ...

Gazprom Takes Over Serbia Plant

Gazprom Takes Over Serbia Plant

Lube Report EMEA - November 24, 2020

Gazpromneft-Lubricants has taken control of and plans to expand NIS’s blending plant in Novi Sad, Serbia, to boost its ...

Singapore to Mandate Packaging Cuts

Singapore to Mandate Packaging Cuts

Lube Report Asia - November 20, 2020

Singapore’s government has approved rules that will require businesses, including lubricant blenders and importers to ...

Cosan’s Lube Profits, Revenue Up

Cosan’s Lube Profits, Revenue Up

Lube Report Americas - November 18, 2020

Cosan’s Moove finished lubricants production and distribution segment reported higher income and revenue for the quart ...

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South Korean Base Oil Exports Steady

Lube Report Asia - November 13, 2020

South Korea’s volume of base oil exports for September were barely higher than the same month of 2019 and slightly les ...

Most Indian Companies’ Profits Increase

Most Indian Companies’ Profits Increase

Lube Report Asia - November 13, 2020

Castrol India Ltd. reported higher profit for the quarter ending Sept. 30, compared to the same period in 2019, while Gu ...

Fuchs Acquires Silicone Lubes Maker

Fuchs Acquires Silicone Lubes Maker

Lube Report Americas - November 4, 2020

Fuchs Group acquired Sanford, North Carolina-based PolySi Technologies, which formulates and manufactures silicone lubri ...

Profits Dip for BP, Fuchs

Profits Dip for BP, Fuchs

Lube Report EMEA - November 3, 2020

BP’s lubricants business reported a slight year-to-year decline in profit for the third quarter, and independent lubri ...

Redrawing the Map for Base Oils

Redrawing the Map for Base Oils

Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2020

The onset of the coronavirus pandemic was like a mighty gust of wind that blew asunder the many ships sailing the seas o ...

Low-BN Cylinder Oils Fall Short of the Goal

Low-BN Cylinder Oils Fall Short of the Goal

Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2020

In effect since the start of the year, the International Marine Organization’s 2020 international convention was imple ...