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U.S. Lube Additive Volumes Dipped

U.S. Lube Additive Volumes Dipped

Lube Report Americas - July 28, 2021

Lubricant additive sales volumes in the United States took a slight downturn in June, although volumes for the first hal ...

U.S. Firm Takes Biggest Nynas Stake

U.S. Firm Takes Biggest Nynas Stake

Lube Report EMEA - July 27, 2021

A United States investment firm is the largest shareholder of Stockholm-based Nynas AB after acquiring a 49.9% stake in ...

Engine Oil Price Hikes Authorized in Iran

Engine Oil Price Hikes Authorized in Iran

Lube Report EMEA - July 27, 2021

Iranian regulators recently authorized a 41% hike in prices for gasoline and diesel automotive engine oils. The countryâ ...

SK Extends Use of Recycled Containers

SK Extends Use of Recycled Containers

Lube Report Asia - July 23, 2021

SK Lubricants said Wednesday that it has begun making containers from recycled plastics for its top-selling automotive l ...

Aerosols Maker Buys Champion Brands

Aerosols Maker Buys Champion Brands

Lube Report Americas - July 21, 2021

Aerosol manufacturer PLZ Aeroscience has agreed to purchase Champion Brands LLC, an independent producer of automotive a ...

Fuchs Extends Carbon Neutrality

Fuchs Extends Carbon Neutrality

Lube Report EMEA - July 20, 2021

Fuchs Petrolub SE said Monday that it has extended the carbon neutrality of its business to cover on-site operations of ...

Petrochem to Add Second U.A.E. Terminal

Petrochem to Add Second U.A.E. Terminal

Lube Report EMEA - July 20, 2021

Petrochem Middle East will invest $80 million to $90 million to develop its second chemical terminal within Jebel Ali Po ...

Brazil’s Base Oil Production Stays Strong

Brazil’s Base Oil Production Stays Strong

Lube Report Americas - July 14, 2021

Brazil’s base oil production in May increased 121%, compared to the same month in 2020, and was also up 19% from May 2 ...

Gazprom Neft’s Lubes Flat in 2020

Gazprom Neft’s Lubes Flat in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - July 13, 2021

Gazprom Neft’s lubricant sales stood flat last year because of Russia’s stagnated industrial output and impacts of t ...

U.S. Car Parc Getting Older

U.S. Car Parc Getting Older

Lube Report Americas - July 7, 2021

The average age of light vehicles in the United States increased 9%, to 11.9 years in 2020 from 10.9 years in 2011, and ...

COVID Cut Italy’s Used Oil Collection

COVID Cut Italy’s Used Oil Collection

Lube Report EMEA - July 6, 2021

Used oil collection in Italy fell 11% in 2020, reflecting the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on lubricant consumption, ...

Profits Up for Savita, Down for Continental

Profits Up for Savita, Down for Continental

Lube Report Asia - July 2, 2021

For the quarter and fiscal year ending March 31, Savita Oil Technologies Ltd. reported higher net profit, while Continen ...

France’s Lube Sales Ascend in April

France’s Lube Sales Ascend in April

Lube Report EMEA - June 29, 2021

Lubricant consumption in France jumped 61% in April, compared to the same month in 2020, likely reflecting a rebound fro ...

Ampol Starts Blending Mobil Lubes

Ampol Starts Blending Mobil Lubes

Lube Report Asia - June 25, 2021

Ampol said this week that it had formally commenced production and supply of Mobil lubricants at its lubricant manufactu ...

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lube Report Asia - June 18, 2021

Lithium greases made a small comeback in 2020 in Asia’s two largest grease markets, according to the latest survey by ...

North American Grease Output Declines

North American Grease Output Declines

Lube Report Americas - June 16, 2021

Lubricating grease production in North America declined 17% in 2020, according to the National Lubricating Grease Instit ...

More Evolution Foretold for Marine Lubes

More Evolution Foretold for Marine Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - June 15, 2021

As the marine shipping industry transitions to engines using new fuel types that generate less carbon dioxide, cylinder ...

Fuchs Acquires Swedish Lube Supplier

Fuchs Acquires Swedish Lube Supplier

Lube Report EMEA - June 15, 2021

Independent lubricant blender Fuchs Petrolub, based in Mannheim, Germany, acquired Swedish company Gleitmo Technik AB’ ...