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Base Oil Report: Trends
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Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created significant supply obstacles for the base oil industry in Europe and beyond, ...

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Azelis Acquires India Distributors

Lube Report Asia - June 3, 2022

Specialty chemicals distributor and service provider Azelis reached agreements to buy two related distributors in India ...

Moove to Acquire PetroChoice

Moove to Acquire PetroChoice

Lube Report Americas - May 25, 2022

Cosan’s Moove made a splash this week with an almost half-billion-dollar acquisition for PetroChoice, the largest lubr ...

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 ...

Oqema Acquires French Distributor

Oqema Acquires French Distributor

Lube Report EMEA - April 26, 2022

German chemicals distributor Oqema acquired the Orosolv Group, a French distributor of lubricants and other products, to ...

Life After Brexit: Business as Usual?

Life After Brexit: Business as Usual?

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Two years after the completion of Brexit, how are lubricant industry players in the United Kingdom faring?

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Ray Masson examines how one European base oil supplier has managed to mitigate supply chain issues.

Forewarned Is Forearmed

Forewarned Is Forearmed

Lubes'n'Greases - March 1, 2022

Communication between distributors and the majors who supply them has been especially difficult over the past several mo ...

What’s the Deal with Lubricant Packaging?

What’s the Deal with Lubricant Packaging?

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

Supply chain interruptions and other key disruptions have taken a toll on lubricant packaging. Is resolution in sight?

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Equity Firm Buys Lubes Distributor

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

Private equity firm OpenGate Capital has acquired Chemsolv Inc., a Virginia-based regional distributor of commodity and ...

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Survey: Supply Chain Problems Persist

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

Chemical manufacturers in the United States reported that supply chain disruptions are persisting and in some cases wors ...

Castor Oil Distributor Acquired

Castor Oil Distributor Acquired

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

Biosynthetic Technologies, a producer of biobased synthetic compounds used in base oils, lubricants and additives, acqui ...

China Halts Lube Imports from Russia

China Halts Lube Imports from Russia

Lube Report EMEA - January 11, 2022

China recently halted land-based import of a variety of Russian products, including finished lubricants, after authoriti ...

The Aftershock

The Aftershock

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

There were eight finished lubricant price increases in 2021. What led to these increases, and how have market conditions ...

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Investment Firms Swap RelaDyne

Lube Report Americas - December 29, 2021

Private equity firm American Industrial Partners announced last week that it has acquired RelaDyne, one of the leaders o ...

Canadian Pacific Closes on Merger

Canadian Pacific Closes on Merger

Lube Report Americas - December 15, 2021

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. announced yesterday the completion of its $31 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern, ...

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Vitol Announces Buyout of Vivo

Lube Report EMEA - November 30, 2021

Africa fuels and lubricants supplier Vivo Energy agreed last week to a $2.3 billion buyout by Netherlands-based energy t ...