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China Forecast to Continue Group III Imports

China Forecast to Continue Group III Imports

Lube Report Asia - April 9, 2021

Chinese refiners have opened several API Group III base oil plants in recent years, but for several reasons they do not ...

Valvoline Eyes Growth in Industrial Oils

Valvoline Eyes Growth in Industrial Oils

Lube Report EMEA - November 17, 2020

Custom Content – Within the space of just three years, Valvoline Europe has significantly grown its industrial lubrica ...

Valvoline Geared Up for Grease Expansion

Valvoline Geared Up for Grease Expansion

Lube Report EMEA - October 6, 2020

Custom Content – Valvoline, one of the world’s leading lubricant and automotive suppliers, has made a frictionless m ...

Japan’s Demand on Upswing

Japan’s Demand on Upswing

Lube Report Asia - April 9, 2021

Japan’s finished lubricants consumption reached 128,987 kiloliters in February, up 7% from 120,394 kL in the same mont ...

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Correction

Lube Report Asia - April 9, 2021

An article in the March 26 issue, "Profits Drop at AP, United Global," initially mistakenly listed United Global’s net ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - April 9, 2021

Spot prices in Asia continued to be exposed to upward pressure, but the speed and size of the increases seemed to have b ...

Meridian Buys Malaysian Lube Producer

Meridian Buys Malaysian Lube Producer

Lube Report Asia - April 9, 2021

Meridian Adhesives Group acquired Pacific Adhesive Systems, a Malaysia-based corporation with lubricant and grease opera ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Americas - April 7, 2021

Ergon announced an increase for its naphthenic base oils, following similar initiatives recently implemented by Cross Oi ...

Base Oils Recover to Pre-pandemic Levels

Base Oils Recover to Pre-pandemic Levels

Lube Report Americas - April 7, 2021

For the second consecutive month, base oil production in the United States was slightly higher in January than the runni ...

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Hydrodec Joint Venture May Change

Lube Report Americas - April 7, 2021

Transformer oil rerefiner Hydrodec said a proposed joint venture with a U.S. recycler of electrical transformers and oth ...

Domestic Base Oils Rebound in Brazil

Domestic Base Oils Rebound in Brazil

Lube Report Americas - April 7, 2021

Brazil’s base oil production in February matched output from the same month of 2020 after lagging behind for most of t ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

European, Middle Eastern and African base oil markets are going through a period never before experienced, with product ...

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Rerefiner Delisted from AIM Exchange

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s market for small and medium growth companies, today issued a notice cancelling tradin ...

Base Oil Reactor Sails on Long Voyage

Base Oil Reactor Sails on Long Voyage

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

Two units that are key to an upgrade project reach Gazprom Neft’s base oil plant in Omsk, Russia, last week culminatin ...

Slow Start for France’s Lube Sales

Slow Start for France’s Lube Sales

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

France’s lubricant consumption fell by more than 10% in in January, compared to the same month in 2020, ending a strea ...

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BRB Constructing Lube Additives Plant

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

Chemical company BRB International announced last week the groundbreaking for a lubricant additive factory that it will ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - April 2, 2021

There was still no evidence that the tight base oil supply situation was starting to ease, and this, together with firmi ...