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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Americas - June 23, 2021

Motiva, Excel Paralubes, Phillips 66, Calumet, HollyFrontier, Petro-Canada, Paulsboro, SK Americas and Safety-Kleen comm ...

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 ...

Base Oils Output Rebounded in March

Base Oils Output Rebounded in March

Lube Report Americas - June 23, 2021

Base oil production in the United States rebounded in March but remained 9% lower than the average output for that month ...

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S-Oil Ties up with Motiva

Lube Report Americas - June 23, 2021

Motiva Enterprises announced last week an agreement to market, sell and distribute in the North America API Group III ba ...

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Residents File Suits Over Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 23, 2021

Lubrizol and its Chemtool subsidiary face lawsuits from residents alleging major impacts on their properties from the de ...

European Grease Output Fell in 2020

European Grease Output Fell in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - June 22, 2021

Lubricating grease production in Europe fell 7% in 2020, according to the latest survey by the United States-based Natio ...

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Fire Strikes Infineum Plant

Lube Report EMEA - June 22, 2021

A fire occurred June 17 at Infineum’s lubricant additives manufacturing plant in Cologne, Germany. No one was injured, ...

Central Asian Markets Growing

Central Asian Markets Growing

Lube Report EMEA - June 22, 2021

Uzbek and Central Asian lubricant demand is set to double by 2040, as the region’s industry and increasing number of v ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report EMEA - June 22, 2021

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

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - June 18, 2021

Price trends were diverging in Asia because availability of some base oil grades remained extremely tight while others b ...

China Companies Aim to Replace Imports

China Companies Aim to Replace Imports

Lube Report Asia - June 18, 2021

Chinese lube industry leaders called for edging out imported products at the 2021 China Inter Lubric held on June 7 in S ...

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 ...

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Lower Expenses Boost Lub-rref Profit

Lube Report Asia - June 18, 2021

Bangladesh lubricant producer Lub-rref posted a 7% improvement in operating profit for the quarter ended March 31, thank ...

Lube Industry Must Find New Carbon Feedstock

Lube Industry Must Find New Carbon Feedstock

Sustainability InSite - June 17, 2021

Switching to renewable from extracted carbon is a key condition for the lubricants industry to become carbon neutral, a ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Americas - June 16, 2021

Chevron, ExxonMobil and Avista Oil announced posted price increases this week, introducing the sixth round of markups si ...

Total Loss Expected From Chemtool Fire

Total Loss Expected From Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 16, 2021

A devastating fire that started Monday continued to burn Tuesday at Lubrizol’s Chemtool grease manufacturing plant in ...