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Firm Forecasts Quick Recovery in India

Firm Forecasts Quick Recovery in India

Lube Report Asia - September 25, 2020

India’s economic recovery from COVID-19 lockdowns is progressing, with encouraging signs in automotive, industrial and ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - September 25, 2020

There appeared to be a flurry of activity as buyers tried to secure cargoes and sellers assessed stock levels, with oper ...

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Ruling Against Hi-Tech Ads Dismissed

Lube Report Asia - September 25, 2020

Pakistan’s chief competition authority this month set aside an earlier finding that Hi-Tech Lubricants Ltd. engaged in ...

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France Market Makes Strong Rebound

Lube Report EMEA - September 22, 2020

Lubricant demand in France rebounded after bottoming out in April and in June actually ran ahead of sales from the same ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report EMEA - September 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is once again tightening its grip on many markets – with Europe and the Americas seeing the bigg ...

Neste Divests Stake in Nynas

Neste Divests Stake in Nynas

Lube Report EMEA - September 22, 2020

A district judge in Sodertorn, Sweden, on Thursday approved Nynas AB’s petition to extend its court-administered reorg ...

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Former Fam Operator Awaits Sentence

Lube Report EMEA - September 22, 2020

An appeals court in Serbia is expected to hand out a final verdict soon to the owner of lube marketer Fam’s former op ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Americas - September 22, 2020

A majority of paraffinic base oil producers implemented posted price increases between Sept. 7 and Sept. 21. The increas ...

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Lube Report Asia - September 18, 2020

Fluor Corp. announced on Sept. 15 that it safely achieved mechanical completion of Valvoline’s lubricants blending pla ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - September 18, 2020

Just like the coronavirus pandemic has affected various countries to differing degrees, it has also impacted the various ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Americas - September 16, 2020

Several paraffinic producers, including Chevron, Calumet, HollyFrontier, Petro-Canada, Safety-Kleen, SK Americas and Ex ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report EMEA - September 15, 2020

Lube Report temporarily publishes Ray Masson’s column every other week. His EMEA Base Oil Price Report will appear aga ...

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Briefly Noted

Lube Report EMEA - September 15, 2020

CDR will distribute Champion Lubricants’ passenger car products in the Italian market under a recently announced agree ...

European Energy Use Expected to Fall

European Energy Use Expected to Fall

Lube Report EMEA - September 15, 2020

The European Union’s energy demand is forecast to decline by as much as 30% by 2050, depending on how quickly policy m ...

Rebound Forecast for Industrial Lubes

Rebound Forecast for Industrial Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - September 15, 2020

Global demand for general industrial lubricants will decline 13 percent for this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, con ...

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Tianhe, Wei Accused of Misconduct

Lube Report Asia - September 11, 2020

Hong Kong’s securities regulator filed a complaint Wednesday accusing Tianhe Chemicals Group and its executive directo ...