Europe

Grant Supports SKF Processing Plant

Grant Supports SKF Processing Plant

Lube Report EMEA - February 1, 2022

The European Commission awarded Swedish company SKF a €1.6 million grant to install and operate a stand-alone processi ...

Liqui Moly Posts Higher Net Sales

Liqui Moly Posts Higher Net Sales

Lube Report EMEA - January 25, 2022

Net sales for German lubricant and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly increased 20% in 2021, boosted by growth ...

France Lube Demand Rises

France Lube Demand Rises

Lube Report EMEA - January 18, 2022

Lubricant demand in France was up year over year in November 2021 for the first time since August and only the second ti ...

Shell, Lukoil Top Russian Survey

Shell, Lukoil Top Russian Survey

Lube Report EMEA - January 18, 2022

A recent survey of Russian motorists found that Shell, Lukoil and ExxonMobil were the most recognized motor oil brands i ...

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EU Car Sales Fell Again in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - January 18, 2022

Passenger car registrations in the European Union declined 2% to 9.7 million units in 2021, despite the record low base ...

UK EV Bonanza Casts Shadow on PCMO Future

UK EV Bonanza Casts Shadow on PCMO Future

Electric Vehicles InSite - January 14, 2022

Surging electric vehicle sales in the United Kingdom in 2021 has made future demand for automotive lubricant uncertain, ...

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Agency Ties Mood Disorders to Rouen Fire

Lube Report EMEA - January 11, 2022

Residents in proximity to Lubrizol’s lubricant additive plant in Rouen, France, experienced elevated incidence of mood ...

China Halts Lube Imports from Russia

China Halts Lube Imports from Russia

Lube Report EMEA - January 11, 2022

China recently halted land-based import of a variety of Russian products, including finished lubricants, after authoriti ...

Lotos Discloses Group II Capacity

Lotos Discloses Group II Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - January 4, 2022

Poland’s Lotos Group recently awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for an upgrade and expansi ...

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SK Capital Buys Control of Seqens

Lube Report EMEA - January 4, 2022

Investment firm SK Capital has completed its purchase of a controlling stake in Seqens, a French producer of chemicals f ...

Are Additives Keeping Up?

Are Additives Keeping Up?

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

As the lubricants industry enters a transformative period, no segment of the industry is spared. Discover how European a ...

CPC Pitches PAOs for E-fluids

CPC Pitches PAOs for E-fluids

Electric Vehicles InSite - December 22, 2021

As electric vehicle sales in Europe, North America and Asia accelerate, passenger car motor oil demand could decline rap ...

France Demand Down Again

France Demand Down Again

Lube Report EMEA - December 21, 2021

France consumed 46,886 metric tons of finished lubricants in October, once again running behind the same month of 2020, ...

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UKLA President Urges More Innovation

Lube Report EMEA - December 21, 2021

Ongoing innovation helps ensure the lubricants industry will continue to play a role as the world transitions to a more ...

Rosneft Sales Improved from 2020

Rosneft Sales Improved from 2020

Lube Report EMEA - December 21, 2021

Benefiting from expanded sales at home and abroad, Rosneft sold 208,000 tons of finished lubricants and greases in the f ...

Regional Market Shrank 11% in 2020

Regional Market Shrank 11% in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - December 14, 2021

The European lubricant industry was not spared from the major shock to Europe’s manufacturing sectors caused by the CO ...

IHS Forecasts Stagnant Lube Demand

IHS Forecasts Stagnant Lube Demand

Lube Report EMEA - December 14, 2021

European lubricant demand will never recover to the level it reached in 2019, and while the COVID-19 pandemic accelerate ...

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Castrol: Drivers Delay Maintenance

Lube Report EMEA - December 14, 2021

More than half of United Kingdom drivers responding to a recent survey said they have delayed vehicle maintenance such a ...