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South Korea Base Oil Exports Fall

South Korea Base Oil Exports Fall

Lube Report Asia - November 25, 2022

South Korea exported 23% less base oil volume in October, and the declared value of the exports was down 14%, compared t ...

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 ...

France Lube Demand Flat in September

France Lube Demand Flat in September

Lube Report EMEA - November 22, 2022

France’s lubricant consumption was flat at 44.4 million tons in September, nearly unchanged from the same month last y ...

Kline: EVs Will Dent Group III, Too

Kline: EVs Will Dent Group III, Too

Lube Report EMEA - November 22, 2022

The shift to electric vehicles will make a significant dent in global passenger car motor oil demand within 20 years, at ...

Lubref Recruits Producers for LubeHub

Lubref Recruits Producers for LubeHub

Lube Report EMEA - November 22, 2022

Luberef signed memorandums of understanding with several companies this month, agreeing to explore the possibility of co ...

Hinduja Conglomerate May Be Divided

Hinduja Conglomerate May Be Divided

Lube Report Asia - November 18, 2022

The Hinduja family is reportedly nearing resolution to a long-running feud and could divide a business empire that inclu ...

Cepsa JV Mulls Palm Chemicals Expansion

Cepsa JV Mulls Palm Chemicals Expansion

Lube Report Asia - November 18, 2022

The Sinarmas Cepsa Pte joint venture will expand production of biobased chemicals at its fatty alcohol plant in Indonesi ...

Profits Up for Valvoline

Profits Up for Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - November 16, 2022

Valvoline’s new business model – following the August announcement of the sale of its lubes unit to Saudi Aramco – ...

U.S. Base Oil Exports, Imports Fall

U.S. Base Oil Exports, Imports Fall

Lube Report Americas - November 16, 2022

The United States’ exports of base oil experienced a 41% year-to-year plunge in August – to the lowest volume since ...

South Korean SIT Joins Flock to Russia

South Korean SIT Joins Flock to Russia

Lube Report EMEA - November 15, 2022

South Korean lubricant marketer startup Seoul Innovative Technologies Corp. recently began to have lubricants produced i ...

Euro 7 Draft Lowers NOx Caps

Euro 7 Draft Lowers NOx Caps

Lube Report EMEA - November 15, 2022

The European Commission last week released a much-awaited draft of Euro 7, its next automobile emissions standard, focus ...

BRB Opens Additives Factory

BRB Opens Additives Factory

Lube Report EMEA - November 15, 2022

BRB International announced last week the opening of a lubricant additives factory in Echt, Netherlands, a facility that ...

Idemitsu Develops Ash-free Diesel Engine Oil

Idemitsu Develops Ash-free Diesel Engine Oil

Lube Report Asia - November 11, 2022

Japanese lubricant blender Idemitsu Kosan developed an ash-free heavy-duty diesel engine oil with no metallic detergents ...

Profits Up for SK, Down for GS Caltex

Profits Up for SK, Down for GS Caltex

Lube Report Asia - November 11, 2022

Among South Korean base oil refiners, SK Lubricants reported a slight increase in operating profit for the third quarter ...

Shell Expands Indonesia Plant

Shell Expands Indonesia Plant

Lube Report Asia - November 11, 2022

Shell completed an expansion that more than doubles the size of its lubricant blending plant on Indonesia’s Java islan ...

Puraglobe Moves Forward on U.S. Rerefinery

Puraglobe Moves Forward on U.S. Rerefinery

Lube Report Americas - November 9, 2022

Plans for a rerefinery in Tampa, Florida were on the books for so long, the industry could be forgiven for considering t ...

Grepar Bullish on Brazil Base Oils

Grepar Bullish on Brazil Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - November 9, 2022

Aimed at being the leading producer of industrial naphthenic lubricants and petroleum asphalt cement in Brazil, Grepar P ...