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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 ...

Thai Oil Earnings Fell in Second Quarter

Thai Oil Earnings Fell in Second Quarter

Lube Report Asia - August 26, 2022

Thai Oil reported that net profit for its base oil business fell 60% in the second quarter, compared to the same period ...

Raw Material, Logistic Costs Hinder Profits

Raw Material, Logistic Costs Hinder Profits

Lube Report Asia - August 19, 2022

The impacts of soaring raw material prices and lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic hindered second-quarter profits fo ...

Brazil Base Oil Output Falls, Imports Rise

Brazil Base Oil Output Falls, Imports Rise

Lube Report Americas - August 17, 2022

Brazil’s base oil production, which is mainly API Group I fluids, dropped by 37% in June, while base oil imports jumpe ...

Japan Explores Base Oil Rerefining

Japan Explores Base Oil Rerefining

Lube Report Asia - August 12, 2022

In an effort to reduce reliance on virgin base oils and to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, the Japanese government ...

Afton Declares Force Majeure

Afton Declares Force Majeure

Lube Report Americas - August 3, 2022

Afton Chemical declared force majeure effective July 26 because flooding at its additives plant in Sauget, Illinois – ...

Adnoc Buys Stake in TotalEnergies Egypt

Adnoc Buys Stake in TotalEnergies Egypt

Lube Report EMEA - August 2, 2022

United Arab Emirates-based Adnoc Distribution expanded into Egypt with the acquisition of a 50% stake of French energy c ...

An Overview of Metalworking Fluids

An Overview of Metalworking Fluids

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

This crash course in metalworking fluids covers everything from health and safety to formulation basics.

Let’s Do a Mid-year Check

Let’s Do a Mid-year Check

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

Sara Lefcourt explains how completing a mid-year check can keep your business on the right track amidst this year’s ch ...

Japan Demand Jumped in June

Japan Demand Jumped in June

Lube Report Asia - July 29, 2022

Japan’s consumption of finished lubricants jumped 27%, and production swelled by 37% in June, compared to the same mon ...

Maximus Expands in East Africa

Maximus Expands in East Africa

Lube Report EMEA - July 19, 2022

Indian lubricants blender Maximus International Ltd. plans to triple its production capacity in East Africa, the company ...

Brazil Base Oil Output Jumped in May

Brazil Base Oil Output Jumped in May

Lube Report Americas - July 6, 2022

Brazil’s base oil production, which is mainly API Group I, increased by nearly 20% in May, while imports slipped by 6% ...

Russian Car Sales Forecast to Slump

Russian Car Sales Forecast to Slump

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2022

Sales of new passenger cars in Russia are expected to plummet to about 454,000 vehicles in 2022, a 67% decline from the ...