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Japan Demand Dipped in May

Japan Demand Dipped in May

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2022

Finished lubricants consumption in Japan dipped 1%, while production jumped by nearly 60% in May, compared to the same m ...

U.S. Lube Oil Exports, Imports Rose in 2021

U.S. Lube Oil Exports, Imports Rose in 2021

Lube Report Americas - June 29, 2022

The United States exported 33% more and imported more than 110% more automotive, diesel and marine engine lubricating oi ...

South Korea Base Oil Exports Rise

South Korea Base Oil Exports Rise

Lube Report Asia - June 17, 2022

South Korea’s base oil export volumes rebounded in May, almost 20% higher than in the same month last year, ending a t ...

Albemarle Ramps Up Lithium Output

Albemarle Ramps Up Lithium Output

Lube Report Americas - June 15, 2022

Albemarle Corp. opened an additional plant Monday at its lithium production site in Antofagasta, Chile, part of a strate ...

Perstorp Shifts to Renewable Raw Materials

Perstorp Shifts to Renewable Raw Materials

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2022

Perstorp Group said June 9 that its largest plant in Sweden will convert all polyols derived from petroleum – pentaery ...

Plugging Benefits of Digitalization

Plugging Benefits of Digitalization

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2022

Digitalization of sales and supply activities can help lubricant companies to manage their businesses more efficiently a ...

Safety-Kleen Rebrands Base Oils

Safety-Kleen Rebrands Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - June 8, 2022

Safety-Kleen has rebranded its rerefined base oils, putting them under the Kleen+ name that emphasizes their reduced car ...

Chevron Phillips to Add New PAO Unit

Chevron Phillips to Add New PAO Unit

Lube Report EMEA - June 7, 2022

Chevron Phillips Chemical said today it will build a new polyalphaolefins unit in Beringen, Belgium, in response to grow ...

Bet on Base Oil Training

Bet on Base Oil Training

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

Tribal knowledge in the base oil industry appears to be tapering off. Fortunately, quality base oil training can fill th ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Increases

U.S. Base Oil Output Increases

Lube Report Americas - June 1, 2022

Base oil production in the United States rose 15% in March, compared to the same month last year, and was 17% higher tha ...

Fuchs Buys Stake in Electrolytes Start-up

Fuchs Buys Stake in Electrolytes Start-up

Lube Report EMEA - May 31, 2022

German independent lubricants maker Fuchs Group entered the battery market by acquiring 28% of the shares in E-Lyte Inno ...

Travel Rebound Boosts Gulf’s Sales

Travel Rebound Boosts Gulf’s Sales

Lube Report Asia - May 27, 2022

Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. reported improved quarterly revenues and sales volumes for the quarter ended March 31 and ...

Shell in Talks to Sell Torzhok Plant

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 ...

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 ...