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Afyren Begins Commercial Production

June 11, 2024

French biochemical start-up Afyren last week announced completion of several long production cycles to deliver the first ...

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Risks Declared for Two Diphenylamines

April 16, 2024

A French safety agency has proposed recommending restrictions on the use of two diphenylamines – a category of chemica ...

Fire Breaks Out at Port-Jerome Refinery

Fire Breaks Out at Port-Jerome Refinery

March 12, 2024

The status of base oil production at ExxonMobil’s refinery in Port-Jerome-sur-Seine, France, was unclear after a broke ...

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

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

January 30, 2024

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

Lube Consumption in France Dips Again

Lube Consumption in France Dips Again

July 25, 2023

Finished lubricant demand in France dipped in May by 14%, according to data released last week by the Paris-based Profes ...

France Lubricant Demand Down in March

France Lubricant Demand Down in March

July 5, 2023

France’s finished lubricant consumption fell 13% to 45,297 metric tons in March, pushing demand for the first quarter ...

France Market Continues Downward Trend

France Market Continues Downward Trend

June 20, 2023

Finished lubricant demand in France dropped in April to its lowest point since last August, continuing a 10-month streak ...

France Lube Demand Fell in March

France Lube Demand Fell in March

May 23, 2023

France’s finished lubricant consumption fell 13% to 45,297 metric tons in March, pushing demand for the first quarter ...

France Lube Demand Dipped in February

France Lube Demand Dipped in February

April 25, 2023

Lubricant consumption in France decreased to 41,273 tons in February, 2% less than the same month last year, Paris-based ...

Groupe Berkem Acquires Oilseed Miller

Groupe Berkem Acquires Oilseed Miller

April 4, 2023

French biobased chemistry company Groupe Berkem yesterday announced completion of its acquisition of Biopress, a French ...

Group I Plants Closing, Groups II and III Growing

Group I Plants Closing, Groups II and III Growing

March 24, 2023

The base oil supply and demand landscape has changed significantly in recent years, with global capacity for API Group I ...

France Lube Demand Rose Slightly in January

France Lube Demand Rose Slightly in January

March 21, 2023

France’s lubricant consumption increased 2% to 42,000 tons in January, compared to the same month last year, Paris-bas ...

France Lube Consumption Fell in November

France Lube Consumption Fell in November

January 17, 2023

Lubricant consumption in France fell 9% to 41,317 tons in November, compared to the same month last year, Paris-based Pr ...

France Lube Demand Falls

France Lube Demand Falls

December 20, 2022

Lubricant consumption in France declined 8% to 43,869 metric tons in October, compared to the same month last year, Pari ...

France Funds Recycling of Radioactive Lubes

France Funds Recycling of Radioactive Lubes

December 13, 2022

A pilot plant in France to purify polyether-perfluorinated lubricants contaminated by uranium is among the projects earm ...

France Lube Demand Flat in September

France Lube Demand Flat in September

November 22, 2022

France’s lubricant consumption was flat at 44.4 million tons in September, nearly unchanged from the same month last y ...

France Lube Demand Falls

France Lube Demand Falls

October 18, 2022

Lubricant consumption in France declined 5% to 36,679 metric tons in August, compared to the same month last year, Paris ...