Europe

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Petit Couronne Shutdown Begins

Lube Report - January 11, 2012

Petroplus Holdings AG is closing its Petit Couronne, France, refinery this month, including its 7,300 barrels per day ba ...

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Lube Demand Grows in Russia

Lube Report - January 4, 2012

Driven by increased sales of foreign branded cars and consumption of higher-quality lubricants, Russias demand for light ...

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Oleon Revives Fatty Acid Plant, Looks East

Lube Report - March 5, 2008

Oleon has started a new distillation tower at its fatty acid plant in Ertvelde, Belgium, a year after a fire destroyed p ...

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Veolia, Total Team to Recycle Used Oil

Lube Report - December 13, 2006

Veolia Environnement and Total on Nov. 30 announced the creation of Osilub, a joint venture to develop a sustainable use ...

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Participation in European Quality System Rises

Lube Report - December 28, 2005

During the first six months of this year, 22 lubricant marketing companies signed a letter of conformance to confirm com ...

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Counterfeit Lube Operation Busted in Moscow

Lube Report - November 23, 2005

Russian police raided a facility in southern Moscow that allegedly was producing counterfeit motor oils, according to th ...

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Turkish Base Oil Restrictions Lifted

Lube Report - September 7, 2005

LONDON-As of last month, restrictions on the sale and transfer of base oils in Turkey were lifted, allowing these stocks ...

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Chemtura to Double Italy Additives Output

Lube Report - July 27, 2005

Chemtura Corp. will build a second lubricant antioxidant plant at its Latina, Italy, site, doubling its capacity there b ...

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Siberia Fights Fake Motor Oil

Lube Report - July 27, 2005

Russian authorities and a civil organization have uncovered a pattern of illegal production and sale of fake motor oils ...

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BRB, Tiarco Form Partnership

Lube Report - July 20, 2005

BRB International B.V. and Tiarco Chemical entered a commercial and technical partnership to collaborate on the developm ...

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LLK-Naftan Boosts Sales in India

Lube Report - July 20, 2005

Russo-Belarusian additive maker LLK-Naftan expanded its reach to India where it started to supply lubricant additives, t ...

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Fire Scorches Russian Lube Depot

Lube Report - June 29, 2005

Fire last week at distributor Tekhnorynok Avtomasels warehouse in Bryansk injured none, but caused possibly several mill ...

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Ex-Yugoslavian Lube Markets Struggle

Lube Report - June 22, 2005

ROVINJ, Croatia - Lubricant demand in the former Yugoslavia slumped by 29 percent over the past 10 years, battered by lo ...

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Motor Oil Prices Rise in Russia

Lube Report - June 15, 2005

Prices for foreign branded engine oils in Russia rose an average of 31 percent during the year ended in August, while do ...

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Petronas Builds R&D Center in Italy

Lube Report - June 15, 2005

Malaysias Petronas Lubricants International is building what it claims will be the largest lubricant research and develo ...

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Chevron, Belgian Toll Blender Renew Ties

Lube Report - June 15, 2005

Chevron Belgium NV and toll blender VLS-Group renewed their contract, including an increase of volumes to be handled via ...

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Sanctions Delay Russian PAOs Restart

Lube Report - June 1, 2005

Russian Tatneft pushed the restart of its polyalphaolefins plant in the Republic of Tatarstan to the spring of 2016 as t ...

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Russia Lowers Lube Export Tax

Lube Report - May 25, 2005

The Russian government further lowered its lubricant export tax, due to low average crude oil prices on international ma ...