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U.S. Sanctions Russian Lube Companies
Rotary excavator at the Stoilensky mining and processing plant in Russia. Founded in 1961, the plant produces raw materials for ferrous metallurgy. © Georgiy Rozov

U.S. Sanctions Russian Lube Companies

Lube Report EMEA - February 27, 2024

The United States last week announced a sweeping new round of sanctions against Russia, covering a large number of compa ...

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 ...

German Demand Falls Again

German Demand Falls Again

Lube Report EMEA - February 27, 2024

Although Germany’s domestic lubricant demand declined 7% in November, the largest category – motor oils – posted a ...

Uzbek Company Buys Italian Blender

Uzbek Company Buys Italian Blender

Lube Report EMEA - February 20, 2024

Uzbekistan oil and gas company Saneg acquired CGC Lubricants Italy S.p.A., an Italian lube maker, to expand its footprin ...

Indonesia Disputes EU Fatty Acid Duties

Indonesia Disputes EU Fatty Acid Duties

Lube Report EMEA - February 13, 2024

Indonesia requested World Trade Organization dispute consultations with the European Union over its imposition of anti-d ...

Castrol Profits Surged in 4th Quarter

Castrol Profits Surged in 4th Quarter

Lube Report EMEA - February 13, 2024

BP reported a triple-digit increase in fourth-quarter profitability for its Castrol lubricants business and a slight imp ...

Lukoil Refinery Struck in Drone Attack

Lukoil Refinery Struck in Drone Attack

Lube Report EMEA - February 6, 2024

Lukoil’s refinery in Volgograd, Russia, site of a major lubricant manufacturing complex, was struck last weekend by a ...

Vickers Opening Food-grade Lube Plant

Vickers Opening Food-grade Lube Plant

Lube Report EMEA - February 6, 2024

Vickers Oils announced it has built a lubricant blending plant in the Leeds, United Kingdom, area dedicated to productio ...

Eni to Shutter Livorno Base Oil Plant

Eni to Shutter Livorno Base Oil Plant

Lube Report EMEA - January 30, 2024

Italian refiner Eni stated Monday that the base oil plant at its Livorno, Italy, fuels refinery will close permanently w ...

Total, Veolia Recycle Used Bottles in U.A.E.

Total, Veolia Recycle Used Bottles in U.A.E.

Lube Report EMEA - January 30, 2024

TotalEnergies and waste management firm Veolia have formed a partnership to recycle used automotive lubricant containers ...

Shell to Produce Group III in Germany

Shell to Produce Group III in Germany

Lube Report EMEA - January 30, 2024

Shell last week announced plans to convert a fuels refinery in Wesseling, Germany, to produce API Group III base oils. T ...

Russia Sanctions Ramp-up Includes Turbine Oils

Russia Sanctions Ramp-up Includes Turbine Oils

Lube Report EMEA - January 23, 2024

The United States last month gave regulators new authority to target domestic and international institutions involved in ...

EU Car Sales Jumped 14% in 2023

EU Car Sales Jumped 14% in 2023

Lube Report EMEA - January 23, 2024

Passenger car registrations in the European Union rose 14% to 10.5 million units in 2023, despite December marking the f ...

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Solvay Spins Off Specialty Chemicals Unit

Lube Report EMEA - January 23, 2024

Solvay last month completed the spin-off of its specialty chemicals business, which has been named Syensqo and supplies ...

Sales of Chinese Cars Surge in Russia

Sales of Chinese Cars Surge in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - January 16, 2024

Sales of new passenger cars in Russia rebounded by 69% in 2023 to 1.1 million units, boosted by a hefty uptake of Chines ...

Wind Energy Growth Lags EU Targets

Wind Energy Growth Lags EU Targets

Lube Report EMEA - January 16, 2024

The European Union built a record 17 gigawatts of wind energy generating capacity in 2023, a 13% increase from 2022, but ...

Customizing Lubes, Applicators for Rail Systems

Customizing Lubes, Applicators for Rail Systems

Lube Report EMEA - January 16, 2024

Researchers with a technical foundation and a university in Norway said their efforts to develop new knowledge on the in ...