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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 ...

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Lithium Plant Under Study in India

Lube Report Asia - May 15, 2020

India’s Manikaran Power Ltd. and Australian mining company Neometals are conducting a feasibility study for what woul ...

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 ...

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Tatneft to Open Plant in June

Lube Report EMEA - April 24, 2020

Tatneft has finished building a lubricants blending plant at the site of its Taneco refinery in Nizhnekamsk, Russia, and ...

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.

Guizhou Subsidiary Plans Rerefinery

Guizhou Subsidiary Plans Rerefinery

Lube Report Asia - April 16, 2020

Southwest Dingsheng Energy plans to build a base oil rerefinery in Xi Feng County, Guizhou province. A local government ...

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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 ...

India Asked to Ship Castor Chemicals

India Asked to Ship Castor Chemicals

Lube Report Asia - April 8, 2020

Three lubricant industry associations in the United States petitioned India’s government last week to approve the expo ...

Covid-19 Disrupts Auto Industry

Covid-19 Disrupts Auto Industry

Lube Report Americas - April 7, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused automakers around the world to temporarily close factories, and this will reduce demand ...

India Asked to Release Castor Chemicals

India Asked to Release Castor Chemicals

Lube Report Americas - April 7, 2020

Three lubricant industry associations in the United States petitioned India’s government last week to approve the expo ...

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Best Practices

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2020

Sara Lefcourt provides tips on how to plan for pandemics and other emergencies.

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Planning for Disruptions on the River

Lube Report Americas - March 31, 2020

Fog and floods are regular disruptors to barges carrying base oils on rivers. Suppliers and buyers can take steps to mi ...