Disruptions

Solomon: Pandemic to Close Base Oil Plants

Solomon: Pandemic to Close Base Oil Plants

Posts - July 20, 2020

The economic crises created by the Covid-19 pandemic will probably trigger an overdue consolidation of global base oil c ...

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Grim Outlook Given for Industry

Posts - July 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious damage to lubricants markets around the world, but the bigger problem could be ...

Hope for Recovery Voiced at Webinar

Hope for Recovery Voiced at Webinar

Lube Report Americas - July 10, 2020

Order volumes for every lubricants market sector, from base oils and additives to finished lubes, dropped by 40% in Apri ...

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Grim Outlook Given for Industry

Lube Report Americas - June 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious damage to lubricants markets around the world, but the bigger problem could be ...

Dire Times Forecast for Industry

Dire Times Forecast for Industry

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2020

The lubricant industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and demand could remain depressed at least into 2022, ...

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Localities Faulted for Response to Rouen Fire

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2020

A French Senate inquiry last week blasted local and regional governments’ response to the September 2019 blaze at a Lu ...

Japan’s Car Sales Slump in April

Japan’s Car Sales Slump in April

Lube Report Asia - May 21, 2020

Registrations for sales of new passenger cars, trucks and buses fell 29 percent in April, compared to a year earlier, ac ...

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Promoting Out of a Crisis

Lube Report Asia - May 20, 2020

As China slowly reopens its economy, domestic lube suppliers see survival at the top of the agenda and are using promoti ...

Solomon: Pandemic to Close Base Oil Plants

Solomon: Pandemic to Close Base Oil Plants

Lube Report Americas - May 15, 2020

The economic crises created by the Covid-19 pandemic will probably trigger an overdue consolidation of global base oil c ...

Pandemic Hits Rerefiners from Both Sides

Pandemic Hits Rerefiners from Both Sides

Lube Report Americas - May 8, 2020

Rerefiners in North America are feeling the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in the form of reduced demand for their bas ...

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Palm Oil Producers Reopen in Sabah

Lube Report Asia - May 4, 2020

The Malaysian state of Sabah allowed palm oil plantations and mills to reopen last month after setting conditions aimed ...

GP, Gulf Blending Plants Back Online

GP, Gulf Blending Plants Back Online

Lube Report Asia - May 4, 2020

GP Petroleums Ltd. and Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. announced the reopening of blending plants in India, after receivi ...

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Castor Oil Supply from India Resumes

Lube Report Americas - April 29, 2020

Shipments of castor oil derivatives are flowing from India once again, easing availability of popular grease additives ...

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Lube Marketers Cut Prices

Lube Report Americas - April 24, 2020

Several major and independent lubricant marketers have reduced prices on finished products in the United States in recen ...

Covid-19 Impact Likened to Recession

Covid-19 Impact Likened to Recession

Lube Report Americas - April 21, 2020

Industry observers believe the Covid-19 pandemic could reduce lubricant demand at least as much as the Great Recession o ...

Food-grade Lube Demand Spikes

Food-grade Lube Demand Spikes

Lube Report Asia - April 16, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns in Asia have resulted in increased demand for food-grade lubricants, industry insiders said.

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Calumet to Close Plant, Furlough Workers

Lube Report Americas - April 14, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. will close a lubricants plant in New Jersey and furlough manufacturing employee ...