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Japan Explores Base Oil Rerefining
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Japan Explores Base Oil Rerefining

Lube Report Asia - August 12, 2022

In an effort to reduce reliance on virgin base oils and to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, the Japanese government ...

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 ...

India Firms Thrive Despite Conditions

India Firms Thrive Despite Conditions

Lube Report Asia - August 12, 2022

Several Indian lubricant companies reported strong increases in profits for the quarter ended June 30. Pricing actions e ...

In China, Reconsidering Customized Oils

In China, Reconsidering Customized Oils

Lube Report Asia - August 12, 2022

Engine oil marketers in China have generally not placed much focus on supplying products recommended for specific models ...

Despite Wish List, Industry Avoids SP Plus

Despite Wish List, Industry Avoids SP Plus

Lube Report Americas - August 10, 2022

Automakers have expressed interest to address additional issues in the latest passenger car motor oil specifications for ...

Metalworking Lubricants Co. Pays Fine

Metalworking Lubricants Co. Pays Fine

Lube Report Americas - August 10, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and an Indiana state government agency have reached a settlement with Metalwork ...

Earnings Decrease for Castrol, Conoil

Earnings Decrease for Castrol, Conoil

Lube Report EMEA - August 9, 2022

BP’s Castrol segment reported a decrease in underlying replacement cost before interest and taxes for the second quart ...

Lube Demand Falls in France

Lube Demand Falls in France

Lube Report EMEA - August 9, 2022

Lubricant consumption in France decreased 3% to 46,452 metric tons in June, compared to the same month last year, accord ...

Lotos Lube Sales Rose, Base Oils Fell

Lotos Lube Sales Rose, Base Oils Fell

Lube Report EMEA - August 9, 2022

The former Lotos Oil sold 92,927 metric tons of finished lubricants last year, up from the 77,243 tons sold in 2020, by ...

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 ...

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 ...

Additive

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...