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Volumes Down, Profits Up in U.K. Grease Market?

Lube Report - May 25, 2005

EDINBURGH, Scotland- While the United Kingdoms grease market has shriveled and the major oil companies have stopped maki ...

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Gazprom Scores Factory-Fill Deal in Kazakhstan

Lube Report - May 25, 2005

Russian Gazpromneft Lubricants sealed a factory-fill agreement with Kazakh car and machinery maker Agromash Holding.Unde ...

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Russian PAOs Return in December

Lube Report - May 11, 2005

MOSCOW-Russian oil major Tatneft and subsidiary Nizhnekamskneftekhim announced plans to restart polyalphaolefins product ...

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Quaker Chem Swallows Spanish Grease Maker

Lube Report - May 11, 2005

Quaker Chemical Corp. acquired Spanish industrial lubes and grease company Verkol last week for $32.4 million.Quaker, of ...

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Fuchs Enlarges Footprint in Scandinavia

Lube Report - May 11, 2005

Fuchs Petrolub acquired Sweden-based Statoil Fuel & Retail Lubricants AB for an undisclosed amount.SFR Lubricants is par ...

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Russia Moves Slowly on Oil Recycling

Lube Report - April 20, 2005

MOSCOW - Russia earlier this year implemented a federal law mandating treatment and recycling of various wastes, includi ...

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Rebound Forecast for Russian Auto Lubes

Lube Report - April 13, 2005

MOSCOW - Russias automotive lubricant market is expected to grow around 12 percent by 2020, driven by increased passenge ...

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Gulf, Q8Oils Align in Europe

Lube Report - April 13, 2005

Gulf Oil International Ltd. said it is tying up with Q8Oils to supply finished lubricants in Europe.The companies did no ...

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Can Russia Skip the Imports?

Lube Report - March 9, 2005

Russias largest lube producers increasingly are trumpeting the new government policy of import substitution, urging user ...

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Russian Lube Demand Slumped in 2014

Lube Report - March 2, 2005

Russian lubricant demand fell more than 10 percent to 1.5 million metric tons in 2014 due to sluggish industrial output ...

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Lukoil to Close Group I Base Oil Plant

Lube Report - February 16, 2005

Lukoil plans to permanently shut down its API Group I base oil plant in Nizhny Novgorod early next month, a source close ...

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H&R Turns Residues into Specialties

Lube Report - February 2, 2005

H&R Group yesterday said it patented a process to convert low-value oil refinery by-products into high-quality process o ...

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Russian Auto Lubes to Grow Modestly

Lube Report - January 19, 2005

Russian automotive lubricants consumption is poised to grow around 3 percent annually, reaching as much as 563,000 tons ...

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Gazprom Enters Auto Service Market

Lube Report - January 12, 2005

Russian lube marketer Gazprom Neft Lubricants announced the opening of its first G-Energy Service-branded auto service c ...

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Aegean Launches in Germany

Lube Report - December 29, 2004

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network announced Jan. 8 that it will begin supplying and marketing marine lubricants and fuels ...

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Trade Group Promotes Waste Oil Collection in Ukraine

Lube Report - December 22, 2004

Ukraines Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy Association established a committee to provide technology standards and ...

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Gazprom Neft Lubricants, Mercedes Partner

Lube Report - December 15, 2004

Gazprom Neft Lubricants launched an automated factory fill facility at a Mercedes-Benz heavy duty vehicle assembling pla ...

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Hydrodec Progresses on UK Rerefinery

Lube Report - December 8, 2004

Transformer oil rerefiner Hydrodec said it plans to appoint a contractor early in 2015 to develop the front-end engineer ...