Europe

Embezzlement Ring Alleged at Refinery

Embezzlement Ring Alleged at Refinery

Lube Report EMEA - February 16, 2021

A group of 20 employees at Lukoil’s Volgograd refinery – which has a lubricant blending plant – was accused last w ...

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Pandemic Dented Demand in Spain

Lube Report EMEA - February 16, 2021

Lubricant demand in Spain fell 12.7% in 2020 due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, based on data compiled by the Sp ...

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Ukraine Faces Base Oil Shortage

Lube Report EMEA - February 9, 2021

Ukraine is bracing for limited availability of key base oil products through this summer as plants in Russia and Belarus ...

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Pandemic, Finances Burden Hydrodec

Lube Report EMEA - February 9, 2021

United Kingdom-based transformer oil rerefiner Hydrodec Group Plc continues working on a refinancing package for its pla ...

Lukoil Streams Group II in Volgograd

Lukoil Streams Group II in Volgograd

Lube Report EMEA - February 2, 2021

Lukoil last week commissioned a new API Group II base oil plant at its refinery in Volgograd, Russia. The 10 billion rub ...

Swedish Lube Handling Firm Bought

Swedish Lube Handling Firm Bought

Lube Report EMEA - February 2, 2021

Bergman & Beving’s Tools & Consumables division acquired all shares in fellow Swedish company Germa AB, which develops ...

Turkey Gains Group II

Turkey Gains Group II

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2021

Picture a refinery and you probably think of the endless industrial landscape of the Texas Gulf Coast, not the rolling ...

Russian Lube Marketers Played Defense

Russian Lube Marketers Played Defense

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2021

The novel coronavirus pandemic took its toll around the world, putting pressure on economies and shutting down demand f ...

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Aerospace Firm Launches Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - January 26, 2021

Xeriant, a start-up in the aerospace industry, has jumped into the lubricants business, too, launching a line of metal c ...

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Italmatch Buys Phosphorous Process

Lube Report EMEA - January 26, 2021

Italmatch Chemicals Group acquired Israel Chemicals’ RecoPhos Project Technology, boosting the group’s development o ...

Gazprom Breaks Ground on Omsk Project

Gazprom Breaks Ground on Omsk Project

Lube Report EMEA - January 26, 2021

Russian oil major Gazprom Neft started construction last week on a modernization of an obsolete base oil plant at its re ...

Naftan Aims for More Group III

Naftan Aims for More Group III

Lube Report EMEA - January 19, 2021

Naftan wants to upgrade base oil production at its refinery in Novopolotsk, Belarus, by increasing output of API Group I ...

France Data Again Suggests Rebound

France Data Again Suggests Rebound

Lube Report EMEA - January 19, 2021

Lubricant sales in France were 2% lower in November than in the same month of 2019, according to data released recently ...

EU Car Sales Fell in 2020

EU Car Sales Fell in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - January 19, 2021

Passenger car registrations in the European Union dropped by 23.7% to 9.9 million units in 2020 because of the COVID-19 ...

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 ...

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 ...