Europe

Neste May Transition Porvoo Off Crude
Aerial view of Neste’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland. Photo courtesy of Neste Corp.

Neste May Transition Porvoo Off Crude

Lube Report EMEA - September 20, 2022

The clock may be ticking for Europe’s oldest API Group III base oil plant. Neste Corp. announced Monday that it wants ...

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 ...

France Lube Sales Fall in July

France Lube Sales Fall in July

Lube Report EMEA - September 20, 2022

France’s lubricant consumption fell 11% to 44,253 tons in July, compared to the same month last year, according to dat ...

Norway Distributors Feeling the EV Pinch

Norway Distributors Feeling the EV Pinch

Lube Report EMEA - September 13, 2022

Registrations of new passenger cars in Norway are now almost all electric, giving automotive workshop lubricant supplier ...

Additive

Russia Shifts to Chinese Additive Imports

Lube Report EMEA - September 13, 2022

The volume of lubricant additives imported into Russia fell more than 70% in March, following the country’s invasion o ...

Nynas Launches Rerefined Transformer Oil

Nynas Launches Rerefined Transformer Oil

Lube Report EMEA - September 6, 2022

Nynas AB announced last week that it has started to rerefine used electrical transformer oils at its base oil plant in N ...

Western Lubricant Additive Makers Exit Russia

Western Lubricant Additive Makers Exit Russia

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2022

The Big Four additive suppliers have reportedly exited the Russian market. How might this exodus affect finished lubrica ...

Castrol Invests in EV Batteries, Fluid Research

Castrol Invests in EV Batteries, Fluid Research

Lube Report EMEA - August 30, 2022

BP earlier this month announced plans to invest up to £50 million to build an electric vehicle battery testing center a ...

Additive

Kline: Global Demand Recovered in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - August 30, 2022

Global lubricant demand jumped 8.3% last year, recovering most of what the market lost during the first year of the COVI ...

Russian Lube Production Close to 2020 Level

Russian Lube Production Close to 2020 Level

Lube Report EMEA - August 30, 2022

Russia produced around 600,000 metric tons of finished lubricants in 2021, a slight increase from the previous year, acc ...

Additive

Conou Cuts Italian Tax on Lube Sales

Lube Report EMEA - August 23, 2022

An Italian association that promotes recycling of waste lubricants has sharply cut a finished lubricant tax designed to ...

Liqui-Moly Reports Increased Sales

Liqui-Moly Reports Increased Sales

Lube Report EMEA - August 16, 2022

Liqui-Moly reported an 8 percent increase in sales for the first half of this year. The German company said that exporti ...

Earnings Decrease for Castrol, Conoil

Earnings Decrease for Castrol, Conoil

Lube Report EMEA - August 9, 2022

BP’s Castrol segment reported a decrease in underlying replacement cost before interest and taxes for the second quart ...

Lube Demand Falls in France

Lube Demand Falls in France

Lube Report EMEA - August 9, 2022

Lubricant consumption in France decreased 3% to 46,452 metric tons in June, compared to the same month last year, accord ...

Lotos Lube Sales Rose, Base Oils Fell

Lotos Lube Sales Rose, Base Oils Fell

Lube Report EMEA - August 9, 2022

The former Lotos Oil sold 92,927 metric tons of finished lubricants last year, up from the 77,243 tons sold in 2020, by ...

Azeri Lubes Aid Europe

Azeri Lubes Aid Europe

Lube Report EMEA - August 2, 2022

Azerbaijani lubricant marketers are grabbing the opportunity to fill the export void left by Russia’s invasion of Ukra ...

Q2 Profits Down for Fuchs

Q2 Profits Down for Fuchs

Lube Report EMEA - August 2, 2022

Independent lubricants blender Fuchs Petrolub SE reported a decrease in profits and an increase in sales for the second ...