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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 ...

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Brugger Test for Hydraulics? Nein!

Lube Report - July 30, 2003

In a sometimes intense session at the 19th Colloquium Tribology at the Technische Akademie Esslingen in Germany last wee ...

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SKF Invests in R&D

Lube Report - July 30, 2003

SKF plans to build new technical centers in Sweden and the Netherlands to perform advanced product development and testi ...

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Lukoil Cuts More Lube Deals

Lube Report - July 30, 2003

Russian oil major Lukoil recently signed lubricants supply contracts with a number of business and government customers ...

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Azmol Goes out of Business

Lube Report - July 16, 2003

Azmol, one of the former Soviet Unions largest lubricant makers, went bankrupt under a recent commercial court rule, acc ...

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Orlen Reorganizes Lubes Business

Lube Report - July 16, 2003

Polish lube marketer Orlen Oil started the liquidation process of its Czech product distribution subsidiary, the company ...

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Nynas Starts Operating Harburg Plant

Lube Report - July 9, 2003

Nynas is now operating the base oil plant and associated production units at the former Shell refinery in Harburg, Germa ...

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Chevron Opens Azeri Lube Store

Lube Report - July 9, 2003

U.S. oil major Chevron opened its first lubricant store last week in Baku, Azerbaijan, and also plans to open a chain of ...

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REACH Rough on Small Business

Lube Report - June 25, 2003

BRUSSELS - REACH is accomplishing most of its objectives thus far, according to the European Commission, but changes mus ...

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Gazproms Lube Sales Rise

Lube Report - May 22, 2002

Russian lubes producer Gazprom Neft-SMs automotive lubricants sales soared in 2011, boosted by new high-end products for ...

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St. Petersburgs Motor Oil Mess

Lube Report - May 1, 2002

Shelves loaded with several thousands tons of packaged motor oil collapsed in a St. Petersburg, Russia, warehouse on Jul ...

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Chemtura Grows in Europe, China

Lube Report - March 13, 2002

Chemturas plans to bring on line high viscosity PAO capacity in the Netherlands and synthetic grease capacity in China a ...

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EU Pursues Rail Grease Standard

Lube Report - February 20, 2002

The European Lubricating Grease Institute and the European Committee for Standardization both want to create a standard ...