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Locals Negotiate for Curacao Contract

Lube Report Americas - January 20, 2021

The government agency overseeing Curacao’s Isla Refinery has chosen to negotiate with a consortium of local organizati ...

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 ...

ALS Acquires New Jersey-based Blender

ALS Acquires New Jersey-based Blender

Lube Report Americas - January 20, 2021

Advanced Lubrication Specialties acquired the assets of Newark, New Jersey-based blender America Oil & Supply Intern ...

Albemarle Boosts U.S. Lithium Capacity

Albemarle Boosts U.S. Lithium Capacity

Lube Report Americas - January 20, 2021

Albemarle Corp. recently announced plans to double capacity at its lithium mine in Nevada t in response to burgeoning de ...

Naftan Aims for More Group III

Naftan Aims for More Group III

Lube Report EMEA - January 19, 2021

Naftan wants to upgrade base oil production at its refinery in Novopolotsk, Belarus, by increasing output of API Group I ...

France Data Again Suggests Rebound

France Data Again Suggests Rebound

Lube Report EMEA - January 19, 2021

Lubricant sales in France were 2% lower in November than in the same month of 2019, according to data released recently ...

EU Car Sales Fell in 2020

EU Car Sales Fell in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - January 19, 2021

Passenger car registrations in the European Union dropped by 23.7% to 9.9 million units in 2020 because of the COVID-19 ...

Lube Consumption Drops in Japan

Lube Consumption Drops in Japan

Lube Report Asia - January 15, 2021

Japan consumed 124,191 kiloliters (111,700 metric tons) of finished lubricants in November last year, down 23% from Nove ...

South Korean Base Oil Exports Slip

South Korean Base Oil Exports Slip

Lube Report Asia - January 15, 2021

South Korea exported less base oil at less value in November last year than in the same month of 2019, according to Kore ...

India May Break Up Balmer Lawrie

India May Break Up Balmer Lawrie

Lube Report Asia - January 15, 2021

India’s central government will probably break apart Balmer Lawrie & Co. and divest its units – including its gr ...

WD-40 Income, Sales Up

WD-40 Income, Sales Up

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

WD-40 Co. reported net income of $23.6 million for the quarter ending Nov. 30, up 94% from $12.2 million in the same per ...

Base Oil Output Keeps Bouncing Back

Base Oil Output Keeps Bouncing Back

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

United States base oil production continued to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in October, rising abov ...

VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol

VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A watchdog of the United Kingdom’s lubricant market has lodged a complaint against a German marketer, contending that ...

EU Extends Group II Import Quota

EU Extends Group II Import Quota

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A year after its initial implementation, the European Union has extended for six more months its duty and 200,000 metric ...

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Fuchs’ Results Fell in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

Fuchs Group issued a preliminary report yesterday showing a 7% decline in sales revenue for 2020 and a bit smaller decli ...

Idemitsu to Buy Up Toa Shares

Idemitsu to Buy Up Toa Shares

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2021

Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan Co. will consolidate its lubricant and grease business by buying up stock of Toa Oil Co. to mak ...

U.S. Blocks Sime Darby Palm Oil

U.S. Blocks Sime Darby Palm Oil

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2021

The United States Customs and Border Protection agency last week announced a ban on palm oil l produced in Malaysia by S ...