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China Forecast to Continue Group III Imports

China Forecast to Continue Group III Imports

Lube Report Asia - April 9, 2021

Chinese refiners have opened several API Group III base oil plants in recent years, but for several reasons they do not ...

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 ...

Japan’s Demand on Upswing

Japan’s Demand on Upswing

Lube Report Asia - April 9, 2021

Japan’s finished lubricants consumption reached 128,987 kiloliters in February, up 7% from 120,394 kL in the same mont ...

Meridian Buys Malaysian Lube Producer

Meridian Buys Malaysian Lube Producer

Lube Report Asia - April 9, 2021

Meridian Adhesives Group acquired Pacific Adhesive Systems, a Malaysia-based corporation with lubricant and grease opera ...

Base Oils Recover to Pre-pandemic Levels

Base Oils Recover to Pre-pandemic Levels

Lube Report Americas - April 7, 2021

For the second consecutive month, base oil production in the United States was slightly higher in January than the runni ...

Domestic Base Oils Rebound in Brazil

Domestic Base Oils Rebound in Brazil

Lube Report Americas - April 7, 2021

Brazil’s base oil production in February matched output from the same month of 2020 after lagging behind for most of t ...

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Rerefiner Delisted from AIM Exchange

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s market for small and medium growth companies, today issued a notice cancelling tradin ...

Base Oil Reactor Sails on Long Voyage

Base Oil Reactor Sails on Long Voyage

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

Two units that are key to an upgrade project reach Gazprom Neft’s base oil plant in Omsk, Russia, last week culminatin ...

Slow Start for France’s Lube Sales

Slow Start for France’s Lube Sales

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

France’s lubricant consumption fell by more than 10% in in January, compared to the same month in 2020, ending a strea ...

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BRB Constructing Lube Additives Plant

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

Chemical company BRB International announced last week the groundbreaking for a lubricant additive factory that it will ...

Lopal Exports Lubricants to Pakistan

Lopal Exports Lubricants to Pakistan

Lube Report Asia - April 2, 2021

Chinese lubricants marketer Jiangsu Lopal Tech recently exported its first batch of lubricants to Pakistan, which it sai ...

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Pertamina Expanding in Thailand, Australia

Lube Report Asia - April 2, 2021

Pertamina continues to working to expand lubricant sales overseas, with particular attention to Australia and Thailand. ...

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Hi-Tech Ends 2020 on High Note

Lube Report Asia - April 2, 2021

Pakistan-based blender Hi-Tech Lubricants Ltd. finished 2020 with strong increases in profit and sales for the quarter t ...

The Year of the Ox

The Year of the Ox

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Asia’s Increasing Influence on the Global Lubes MarketAfter a tumultuous year for lubricant markets around the gl ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Brexit OutcomesThe U.K decreed that it would finally leave the EU on Jan. 31, 2020. This date would allow for a tra ...

United States Base Oils Bounce Back?

United States Base Oils Bounce Back?

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the United States base oil market during 2020. It was, as industry veteran Steph ...

Canada Floats Toxic Listing for Ester

Canada Floats Toxic Listing for Ester

Lube Report Americas - March 31, 2021

Canada’s health and environment agencies recently recommended regulatory actions for a form of thiophosphate alkyl est ...