Europe

WD-40 Income, Sales Up

WD-40 Income, Sales Up

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

WD-40 Co. reported net income of $23.6 million for the quarter ending Nov. 30, up 94% from $12.2 million in the same per ...

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 ...

VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol

VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A watchdog of the United Kingdom’s lubricant market has lodged a complaint against a German marketer, contending that ...

EU Extends Group II Import Quota

EU Extends Group II Import Quota

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A year after its initial implementation, the European Union has extended for six more months its duty and 200,000 metric ...

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Fuchs’ Results Fell in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

Fuchs Group issued a preliminary report yesterday showing a 7% decline in sales revenue for 2020 and a bit smaller decli ...

Survey Suggests Setback in Russian Market

Survey Suggests Setback in Russian Market

Lube Report EMEA - January 5, 2021

A December survey of lubricant suppliers in Russia showed their outlook on their business took a downturn from September ...

ELGI Warns of Lithium Classification

ELGI Warns of Lithium Classification

Lube Report EMEA - January 5, 2021

The European Lubricating Grease Institute launched an effort recently to lobby against a proposal for the European Union ...

Liqui Moly Claims Strong 2020 Finish

Liqui Moly Claims Strong 2020 Finish

Lube Report EMEA - January 5, 2021

German lubricant and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly reported 26% higher sales in November and 38% higher s ...

More Aggressive Climate Tack for Europe?

More Aggressive Climate Tack for Europe?

Lube Report EMEA - December 29, 2020

The European Council recommended this month that the European Union set a more ambitious goal for reducing greenhouse ga ...

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End of Nynas Restructuring Delayed One Month

Lube Report EMEA - December 29, 2020

Nynas AB announced yesterday that its reorganization is formally expected to be completed in January after resolving an ...

2020: Year of Pandemic and Much More

2020: Year of Pandemic and Much More

Lube Report EMEA - December 29, 2020

For the lubricants industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 2020 was dominated by the impacts of the COVID-19 pan ...

Galp Refinery Closing in 2021

Galp Refinery Closing in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - December 22, 2020

Portuguese energy company Galp said yesterday that it will close the smaller of its two refineries – a facility in Mat ...

Small Rerefinery Opens in Russia’s Far East

Small Rerefinery Opens in Russia’s Far East

Lube Report EMEA - December 22, 2020

A small API Group I base oil rerefinery opened last week in Amur Oblast in the Russian Far East, the region’s governme ...

Oest Expands Raw Materials Storage

Oest Expands Raw Materials Storage

Lube Report EMEA - December 15, 2020

German lubricants producer Oest Group has installed tanks with capacity to store 480,000 liters of raw materials at its ...

French Market Continues Recovery

French Market Continues Recovery

Lube Report EMEA - December 15, 2020

Lubricant sales in France totaled 47,979 metric tons in October, according to data released today by the Professional Lu ...

Russian State Plans Tiny Rerefinery

Russian State Plans Tiny Rerefinery

Lube Report EMEA - December 8, 2020

The government of a sparsely populated Russian district is promoting development of a tiny waste oil rerefinery as part ...

Nynas Emerging from Reorganization

Nynas Emerging from Reorganization

Lube Report EMEA - December 1, 2020

After final approval by a Swedish judge, Nynas AB is scheduled next month to officially exit from court-protected reorga ...