Europe

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Tatnefts Taneco Launches Group II/III

Lube Report - December 1, 2004

Tatneft started commercial production of API Group II and III base oils at its refinery in Nizhnekamsk, Russia, the comp ...

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Workers Strike at Total’s Gonfreville Refinery

Lube Report - November 24, 2004

Union workers began a 72-hour strike Monday at Totals refinery in Gonfreville, France, over the companys plans to modern ...

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Prista Expands Grease Plant

Lube Report - November 24, 2004

Bulgarian lubricants maker Prista Oil significantly expanded grease production at its plant near the nations capital, th ...

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Lubrizol Bolsters Plant in France

Lube Report - October 27, 2004

Lubrizol invested $20 million in its additive blending operations in Le Havre, France, saying it will help the company c ...

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Gazprom to Oil Russian Icebreakers

Lube Report - September 29, 2004

Russias Gazprom Neft Lubricants and Rosmorport, a major icebreaker fleet operator, signed a marine oils supply deal as p ...

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RSC Bio Expands in Europe

Lube Report - September 29, 2004

RSC Bio Solutions opened a warehouse in Rotterdam, Netherlands, to distribute its biobased lubricants to European custom ...

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Rosneft Partners With Avtovaz

Lube Report - September 22, 2004

Russian state-owned oil giant Rosneft signed a partnership with the countrys largest auto maker, Avtovaz, which includes ...

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Russian Base Oil, Slack Wax Exports Rebound

Lube Report - August 18, 2004

WARSAW - Russian base oil and slack wax exports are expected to rebound in 2016, driven by lower logistics costs, lower ...

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Q8Oils Repurposes Leeds Location

Lube Report - August 11, 2004

Q8Oils spent 80,000 (U.S. $136,000) to convert its Leeds, United Kingdom, location from lubricants blending to filling a ...

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Taxes, Regs Hinder Turkey’s Base Oil Market

Lube Report - July 28, 2004

ISTANBUL - Turkey stands at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. But a question remains whether the country can exploit it ...

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Russia to Introduce New Lube Export Tax

Lube Report - June 2, 2004

Russia will soon introduce a complex export tax formula for different grades of base oil, responding to a request by thr ...

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Spotlight on Ukraine, Turkey, Romania

Lube Report - September 24, 2003

While lubricants consumption continues to increase in Ukraine, Turkey and Romania, economic turmoil in those countries - ...

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Gazprom Base Oil, Lubes Rise in 2013

Lube Report - August 27, 2003

Russian oil major Gazprom Neft posted a 10 percent increase in combined base oil and lubricant production in 2013 compar ...

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Scotland May Get Blending Plant

Lube Report - August 27, 2003

Northern Oils has proposed a lubricants blending plant in Moray, on a harbor in northeast Scotland. The distributor clai ...

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Lukoil Marine Thinks Big in Black Sea

Lube Report - August 20, 2003

Russian oil major Lukoil started supplying marine lubricants in bulk quantities to a key Black Sea port in southwest Rus ...

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SK Sees Group III Shortfall

Lube Report - August 20, 2003

LONDON - SK Lubricants, unlike most other industry players, predicts an API Group III base oil deficit by 2017, and will ...

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Gazprom Sees Harvest in Ag Lubes

Lube Report - August 13, 2003

Russian lube maker Gazprom Neft Lubricants has signed a factory-fill and lubricant supply deal with Rostselmash, a major ...

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Bright Future for Russias Gear Oils

Lube Report - August 13, 2003

Russias automotive gear oil consumption could surge 27 percent to 79,400 metric tons by 2018, largely due to a boost in ...