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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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Joint Ventures Fuel Repsol’s Growth

Lube Report EMEA - March 30, 2021

Repsol said recently that a joint venture strategy has helped its lubricant business grow by 40% over the past five year ...

Taif Makes Lubes in Nizhnekamsk

Taif Makes Lubes in Nizhnekamsk

Lube Report EMEA - March 30, 2021

A finished lubricant blending facility was installed late last year at the site of Russia’s only polyalphaolefin plant ...

Fuchs Opens Polyurea Grease Plant

Fuchs Opens Polyurea Grease Plant

Lube Report EMEA - March 30, 2021

Fuchs Petrolub SE opened a polyurea lubricating grease factory at its Kaiserslautern, Germany, site, the company announc ...

Lubricant Supply Crisis Grows in Ukraine

Lubricant Supply Crisis Grows in Ukraine

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2021

Ukraine Railways is facing difficulties obtaining finished lubricants after some marketers failed to fulfill call-off co ...

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ECHA Starts 2021 HazMat Consultation

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2021

The European Chemicals Agency started public consultation March 9 on eight proposed substances proposed for designation ...

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After Fire, Rouen Adopts Alert System

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2021

A year and a half after a fire at a local lubricant additive factory, the northern France city of Rouen has adopted a sy ...

Fuchs Adds JV In Egypt

Fuchs Adds JV In Egypt

Lube Report EMEA - March 16, 2021

German independent lubricants blender Fuchs Petrolub SE announced on March 12 a joint venture in Egypt with longtime par ...

Rosneft Boosts Packaged Lubes Sales

Rosneft Boosts Packaged Lubes Sales

Lube Report EMEA - March 16, 2021

Rosneft increased its sales of packaged lubricants sales by 13% in 2020 and expanded distribution in Russia and abroad, ...

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France Demand Recovered in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - March 16, 2021

Lubricant sales in France in 2020 were virtually unchanged from the previous year, according to new data from an industr ...

COVID Slows European Wind Installations

COVID Slows European Wind Installations

Lube Report EMEA - March 9, 2021

Europe installed 14.7 gigawatts of new wind energy capacity in 2020, 6% less than was installed in 2019, according to st ...

Fuchs Counts 2020 an Achievement

Fuchs Counts 2020 an Achievement

Lube Report EMEA - March 9, 2021

Fuchs Petrolub SE, the world’s largest independent lubricant supplier, reported today that its profits fell 3% in 2020 ...