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Naftan Aims for More Group III
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Naftan Aims for More Group III

Lube Report EMEA - January 19, 2021

Naftan wants to upgrade base oil production at its refinery in Novopolotsk, Belarus, by increasing output of API Group I ...

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 ...

France Data Again Suggests Rebound

France Data Again Suggests Rebound

Lube Report EMEA - January 19, 2021

Lubricant sales in France were 2% lower in November than in the same month of 2019, according to data released recently ...

EU Car Sales Fell in 2020

EU Car Sales Fell in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - January 19, 2021

Passenger car registrations in the European Union dropped by 23.7% to 9.9 million units in 2020 because of the COVID-19 ...

EV Industry Unfettered by Pandemic

EV Industry Unfettered by Pandemic

PEV - January 15, 2021

Launches, installations and innovations carried on regardless through the second pandemic upsurge in Europe, the United ...

EU’s Electric Goal Gets Mixed Reception

EU’s Electric Goal Gets Mixed Reception

PEV - January 15, 2021

Europe's carmaker trade association and environmental groups both have criticisms of the EU's proposed transport carbon ...

Lube Consumption Drops in Japan

Lube Consumption Drops in Japan

Lube Report Asia - January 15, 2021

Japan consumed 124,191 kiloliters (111,700 metric tons) of finished lubricants in November last year, down 23% from Nove ...

South Korean Base Oil Exports Slip

South Korean Base Oil Exports Slip

Lube Report Asia - January 15, 2021

South Korea exported less base oil at less value in November last year than in the same month of 2019, according to Kore ...

India May Break Up Balmer Lawrie

India May Break Up Balmer Lawrie

Lube Report Asia - January 15, 2021

India’s central government will probably break apart Balmer Lawrie & Co. and divest its units – including its gr ...

Tesla in Good Shape for 2021

Tesla in Good Shape for 2021

PEV - January 14, 2021

Last year was typically busy for the world’s leading and highest-profile battery electric vehicle maker. Hardly a week ...

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API Begins 2021 Monitoring Program

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute announced the start yesterday of the 2021 cycle of its Aftermarket Audit Program, sayin ...

WD-40 Income, Sales Up

WD-40 Income, Sales Up

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

WD-40 Co. reported net income of $23.6 million for the quarter ending Nov. 30, up 94% from $12.2 million in the same per ...

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SK Capital Invests in Lubes Distributor

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

SK Capital Partners L.P. made a controlling investment in Baltimore, Maryland-based lubricants and specialty chemicals d ...

Base Oil Output Keeps Bouncing Back

Base Oil Output Keeps Bouncing Back

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

United States base oil production continued to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in October, rising abov ...

VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol

VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A watchdog of the United Kingdom’s lubricant market has lodged a complaint against a German marketer, contending that ...

EU Extends Group II Import Quota

EU Extends Group II Import Quota

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A year after its initial implementation, the European Union has extended for six more months its duty and 200,000 metric ...