Europe

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 ...

Gazprom Upgrades Moscow Lubes Plant

Gazprom Upgrades Moscow Lubes Plant

Lube Report EMEA - March 9, 2021

Gazpromneft-Lubricants boosted the production capacity of its Moscow lubricants blending plant by 50% and introduced a s ...

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2020 Results Mixed for Liqui Moly

Lube Report EMEA - March 2, 2021

German lubricant and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly reported that net sales increased during 2020 but that ...

Japanese OEMs Plugged by Survey

Japanese OEMs Plugged by Survey

Lube Report EMEA - March 2, 2021

A survey of Russian motorists found genuine engine oils of two Japanese automakers and French independent Motul’s bran ...

Base Oils Tight in Europe, Middle East

Base Oils Tight in Europe, Middle East

Lube Report EMEA - March 2, 2021

Perhaps more than other regions, base oil supply in Europe and the Middle East has been severely constrained since the e ...

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German Group: Don’t Eliminate ICEs Yet

Lube Report EMEA - February 23, 2021

The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association in Germany last week urged the European Commission to change course on t ...

Belarus Alters Route for Base Oil Exports

Belarus Alters Route for Base Oil Exports

Lube Report EMEA - February 23, 2021

Belarus has decided effectively to bypass Latvia and Lithuania as its main reloading ports for petrochemical exports, in ...