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Netherlands and Germany Home to Half of EU’s EV Charge Points
Electric vehicle charging stations in Amsterdam. © Wut_Moppie

Netherlands and Germany Home to Half of EU’s EV Charge Points

Electric Vehicles InSite - August 5, 2022

Half the electric vehicle charge points in the European Union are in two countries that occupy only 10% of the bloc's ar ...

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 ...

Mixed Q2 for Korean Base Oil Refiners

Mixed Q2 for Korean Base Oil Refiners

Lube Report Asia - August 5, 2022

Profits increased more than 10% for SK Lubricants in the second quarter, while profits tumbled almost 70% for fellow Sou ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Asia - August 5, 2022

Base oil prices in Asia have softened on improved supply levels, cooling demand and lower crude oil and feedstock prices ...

China’s Economy Weighs on Lubes Industry

China’s Economy Weighs on Lubes Industry

Lube Report Asia - August 5, 2022

With few signs that China’s economy will bounce back in the second half of 2022, Chinese oil suppliers need to brace t ...

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Australia Bill Puts Emissions Targets into Law

Lube Report Asia - August 5, 2022

Australia’s new government administration introduced a bill last week that would for the first time enshrine into law ...

Afton Declares Force Majeure

Afton Declares Force Majeure

Lube Report Americas - August 3, 2022

Afton Chemical declared force majeure effective July 26 because flooding at its additives plant in Sauget, Illinois – ...

Valvoline to Sell Lubes Unit to Aramco

Valvoline to Sell Lubes Unit to Aramco

Lube Report Americas - August 3, 2022

Saudi Aramco announced on Monday a $2.7 billion deal to acquire Valvoline’s Global Products business, which is its lub ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - August 3, 2022

Naphthenic base oil producers communicated price decreases this week on softer market fundamentals. An unplanned product ...

Sales Up for HCC

Sales Up for HCC

Lube Report Americas - August 3, 2022

Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment reported 45% higher revenue for its second fiscal quarter ending June 18 ...

Adnoc Buys Stake in TotalEnergies Egypt

Adnoc Buys Stake in TotalEnergies Egypt

Lube Report EMEA - August 2, 2022

United Arab Emirates-based Adnoc Distribution expanded into Egypt with the acquisition of a 50% stake of French energy c ...

Azeri Lubes Aid Europe

Azeri Lubes Aid Europe

Lube Report EMEA - August 2, 2022

Azerbaijani lubricant marketers are grabbing the opportunity to fill the export void left by Russia’s invasion of Ukra ...

Q2 Profits Down for Fuchs

Q2 Profits Down for Fuchs

Lube Report EMEA - August 2, 2022

Independent lubricants blender Fuchs Petrolub SE reported a decrease in profits and an increase in sales for the second ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR EMEA - August 2, 2022

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

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

Crude oil and feedstock prices remain volatile, and the summer months have ushered in yet another round of base oil pric ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

The EU has imposed rounds of strict sanctions on Russian oil products. How will the bans affect base oil supply in the b ...