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Brazil Base Oils Stay Ahead of 2020
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Brazil Base Oils Stay Ahead of 2020

Lube Report Americas - December 1, 2021

Base oil production in Brazil in October was more than 20% higher than in the same month last year, the third consecutiv ...

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 ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Remains High

U.S. Base Oil Output Remains High

Lube Report Americas - December 1, 2021

The United States produced 5.5 million barrels of base oil in September, topping the same month in 2020 by 23% and nearl ...

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Petrobras Updates on Lubnor, GasLub

Lube Report Americas - December 1, 2021

Petrobras said last week that it still intends to move forward with two initiatives that would alter the country’s bas ...

Spain Sales Slid in Third Quarter

Spain Sales Slid in Third Quarter

Lube Report EMEA - November 30, 2021

Lubricant demand in Spain slipped 12% in the third quarter, compared to the same period in 2020, and was also down 14% c ...

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Alfa Chem Expands Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - November 30, 2021

Russian lubricant marketer Alfa Chem Group is expanding the capacity of its synthetic motor oil production line by 2,500 ...

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Vitol Announces Buyout of Vivo

Lube Report EMEA - November 30, 2021

Africa fuels and lubricants supplier Vivo Energy agreed last week to a $2.3 billion buyout by Netherlands-based energy t ...

Profits Jump at KH Neochem, Yushiro

Profits Jump at KH Neochem, Yushiro

Lube Report Asia - November 26, 2021

In Japan, KH Neochem Co. and metalworking fluid and industrial oil producer Yushiro Chemical Industry Co. both reported ...

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Korla Nears Purchase of Tongyi

Lube Report Asia - November 26, 2021

Xinjiang Korla Fragrant Pear Co.’s board of supervisors voted unanimously Nov. 24 to approve the company’s acquisiti ...

Profits Rise for Vertex Recycling Unit

Profits Rise for Vertex Recycling Unit

Lube Report Americas - November 24, 2021

Vertex Energy Inc. reported higher gross profit and increased revenues for the quarter ended Sept. 30 for its used motor ...

API Updates Bulk Oil Guidelines

API Updates Bulk Oil Guidelines

Lube Report Americas - November 24, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute last week published an updated version of API 1525A, a document setting guidelines for ...

France Sales Fell in September

France Sales Fell in September

Lube Report EMEA - November 23, 2021

France’s lubricant demand dropped more than 10% in September, compared to the same month in 2020, but was up sequentia ...

Gazprom Reports Increased Sales

Gazprom Reports Increased Sales

Lube Report EMEA - November 23, 2021

Gazpromneft-Lubricants sold 250,000 metric tons of its automotive lubricants in the first nine months of 2021, an increa ...

Profits Up for MJL, Down for Tide Water

Profits Up for MJL, Down for Tide Water

Lube Report Asia - November 19, 2021

Tide Water Oil Co. and base oils and lubricants trader Maximus International both reported drops in profits for the quar ...

Lopal Bets Big on Battery Materials

Lopal Bets Big on Battery Materials

Lube Report Asia - November 19, 2021

Over the past two decades, Lopal Technology Co. grew rapidly to become a major player in China’s lubricant market. Now ...

Korea Base Oils Continue Upward Trend

Korea Base Oils Continue Upward Trend

Lube Report Asia - November 19, 2021

South Korea again exported a larger volume of base oils and more than doubled its declared export value in October, comp ...

Moove Posts Higher Profits

Moove Posts Higher Profits

Lube Report Americas - November 17, 2021

Cosan’s Moove reported increases in profit and revenue and a decrease in sales volume for the quarter ending Sept. 30, ...