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UK EV Bonanza Casts Shadow on PCMO Future
Tesla’s Model 3 was the second-best selling car in the United Kingdom in 2021. ©Hadrian

UK EV Bonanza Casts Shadow on PCMO Future

Electric Vehicles InSite - January 14, 2022

Surging electric vehicle sales in the United Kingdom in 2021 has made future demand for automotive lubricant uncertain, ...

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 ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lubereport BOR Asia - January 14, 2022

Base oil prices in Asia were generally steady, with a more defined direction expected to emerge in the next few days as ...

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Malaysia Updates Biodiesel Timeline

Lube Report Asia - January 14, 2022

Malaysia aims to fully switch to B20 diesel by the end of this year, according to a Reuters report, completing a transit ...

Moresco Lubricates Fukushima Clean-up

Moresco Lubricates Fukushima Clean-up

Lube Report Asia - January 14, 2022

Japanese specialty lubricant manufacturer Moresco Corp. will supply radiation-resistant lubricants for the decommissioni ...

Wind Energy Opportunity Seen in China

Wind Energy Opportunity Seen in China

Lube Report Asia - January 14, 2022

The falling costs for wind energy turbines in China, where high coal prices have caused a number of power shortages duri ...

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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 ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lubereport BOR Americas - January 12, 2022

Base oil demand was fairly steady, but not robust as most buyers were still trying to assess product needs for the next ...

Mixed Results for WD-40

Mixed Results for WD-40

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

WD-40 Co. reported net income of $18.6 million for the quarter ending Nov. 30, a 21% decrease from $23.6 million in the ...

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 ...

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Agency Ties Mood Disorders to Rouen Fire

Lube Report EMEA - January 11, 2022

Residents in proximity to Lubrizol’s lubricant additive plant in Rouen, France, experienced elevated incidence of mood ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR EMEA - January 11, 2022

Base oil trading was relatively muted last week as celebrations in Russia, Greece and other Christian Orthodox countries ...

OQ Predicts Need for Immersion Coolants

OQ Predicts Need for Immersion Coolants

Lube Report EMEA - January 11, 2022

Some analysts say that electric vehicles will trend toward batteries that generate higher levels of heat and therefore t ...

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 ...

Reseachers Plug Nano-copper Particles

Reseachers Plug Nano-copper Particles

Lube Report Asia - January 7, 2022

Researchers at two China universities said recently that nano-copper particles show early promise to become part of a ne ...