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Lower Expenses Boost Lub-rref Profit

Lube Report Asia - June 18, 2021

Bangladesh lubricant producer Lub-rref posted a 7% improvement in operating profit for the quarter ended March 31, thank ...

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 ...

China Companies Aim to Replace Imports

China Companies Aim to Replace Imports

Lube Report Asia - June 18, 2021

Chinese lube industry leaders called for edging out imported products at the 2021 China Inter Lubric held on June 7 in S ...

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lube Report Asia - June 18, 2021

Lithium greases made a small comeback in 2020 in Asia’s two largest grease markets, according to the latest survey by ...

North American Grease Output Declines

North American Grease Output Declines

Lube Report Americas - June 16, 2021

Lubricating grease production in North America declined 17% in 2020, according to the National Lubricating Grease Instit ...

Fuchs Acquires Swedish Lube Supplier

Fuchs Acquires Swedish Lube Supplier

Lube Report EMEA - June 15, 2021

Independent lubricant blender Fuchs Petrolub, based in Mannheim, Germany, acquired Swedish company Gleitmo Technik AB’ ...

Profits Climb for Tide Water, GP

Profits Climb for Tide Water, GP

Lube Report Asia - June 11, 2021

India’s Tide Water Oil Co. and GP Petroleums Ltd. reported substantially higher net profit for the quarter ending Marc ...

Standard Greases Buys Chemicals Stake

Standard Greases Buys Chemicals Stake

Lube Report Asia - June 11, 2021

India’s Standard Greases and Specialties Pvt. earlier this week purchased a stake in Archit Organosys, which produces ...

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Raizen Buys Shell’s Brazil Business

Lube Report Americas - June 9, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell on Monday agreed to sell its lubricant business in Brazil to Raizen, the energy company joint venture ...

Brazil’s Base Oil Output Rose in April

Brazil’s Base Oil Output Rose in April

Lube Report Americas - June 9, 2021

Brazil’s base oil production in April jumped more than 60% in comparison with the same month in 2020, larger than any ...

Polyurea Grease Finds Foothold in Russia

Polyurea Grease Finds Foothold in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2021

The vast majority of Russian-made heavy machinery, smelters in steel and cast-iron complexes, machines in power plants, ...

Profits Up for Gulf, Apar

Profits Up for Gulf, Apar

Lube Report Asia - June 4, 2021

Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. and Indian transformer oil supplier Apar Industries Ltd. both reported large increases in ...

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Tianjin Complex Will Have Lube Plant

Lube Report Asia - June 4, 2021

Sinopec announced recently that it is proceeding with plans to build a petrochemical refining complex in Tianjin, China, ...

Japan Lube Demand Rises Again

Japan Lube Demand Rises Again

Lube Report Asia - June 4, 2021

Finished lubricants consumption in Japan grew 22% year-to-year in April, compared to the same month last year. It marked ...

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Fire Damages West Virginia Refinery

Lube Report Americas - June 2, 2021

A fire broke out Saturday night at Ergon’s refinery in Newell, West Virginia, damaging a fuels unit and forcing the wh ...

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OEMs Agree to Mention Oil Specs

Lube Report EMEA - June 1, 2021

The German subsidiaries of Seat and Skoda have added engine oil specifications to owners manuals of their vehicles, as p ...

Exol Expands U.K. Factory

Exol Expands U.K. Factory

Lube Report EMEA - June 1, 2021

United Kingdom-based Exol Lubricants announced it has begun redevelopment of its Rotherham site to increase lubricant bl ...