Europe

Survey Suggests Setback in Russian Market

Survey Suggests Setback in Russian Market

Lube Report EMEA - January 5, 2021

A December survey of lubricant suppliers in Russia showed their outlook on their business took a downturn from September ...

ELGI Warns of Lithium Classification

ELGI Warns of Lithium Classification

Lube Report EMEA - January 5, 2021

The European Lubricating Grease Institute launched an effort recently to lobby against a proposal for the European Union ...

Liqui Moly Claims Strong 2020 Finish

Liqui Moly Claims Strong 2020 Finish

Lube Report EMEA - January 5, 2021

German lubricant and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly reported 26% higher sales in November and 38% higher s ...

More Aggressive Climate Tack for Europe?

More Aggressive Climate Tack for Europe?

Lube Report EMEA - December 29, 2020

The European Council recommended this month that the European Union set a more ambitious goal for reducing greenhouse ga ...

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End of Nynas Restructuring Delayed One Month

Lube Report EMEA - December 29, 2020

Nynas AB announced yesterday that its reorganization is formally expected to be completed in January after resolving an ...

2020: Year of Pandemic and Much More

2020: Year of Pandemic and Much More

Lube Report EMEA - December 29, 2020

For the lubricants industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 2020 was dominated by the impacts of the COVID-19 pan ...

Galp Refinery Closing in 2021

Galp Refinery Closing in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - December 22, 2020

Portuguese energy company Galp said yesterday that it will close the smaller of its two refineries – a facility in Mat ...

Small Rerefinery Opens in Russia’s Far East

Small Rerefinery Opens in Russia’s Far East

Lube Report EMEA - December 22, 2020

A small API Group I base oil rerefinery opened last week in Amur Oblast in the Russian Far East, the region’s governme ...

Oest Expands Raw Materials Storage

Oest Expands Raw Materials Storage

Lube Report EMEA - December 15, 2020

German lubricants producer Oest Group has installed tanks with capacity to store 480,000 liters of raw materials at its ...

French Market Continues Recovery

French Market Continues Recovery

Lube Report EMEA - December 15, 2020

Lubricant sales in France totaled 47,979 metric tons in October, according to data released today by the Professional Lu ...

Russian State Plans Tiny Rerefinery

Russian State Plans Tiny Rerefinery

Lube Report EMEA - December 8, 2020

The government of a sparsely populated Russian district is promoting development of a tiny waste oil rerefinery as part ...

Nynas Emerging from Reorganization

Nynas Emerging from Reorganization

Lube Report EMEA - December 1, 2020

After final approval by a Swedish judge, Nynas AB is scheduled next month to officially exit from court-protected reorga ...

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Shell Still Biggest Lube Supplier

Lube Report EMEA - December 1, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell remained the world’s largest lubricant supplier in 2019, maintaining the top spot for the 14th conse ...

Taneco Prepares to Add 6 CentiStoke Oil

Taneco Prepares to Add 6 CentiStoke Oil

Lube Report EMEA - December 1, 2020

Russian oil major Tatneft’s Taneco refinery overhauled several units as part of a project aimed at enabling it to mak ...

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Draft Work on Euro 7 Gets Pushback

Lube Report EMEA - November 24, 2020

European automakers and other industries are pushing back on a proposal that reportedly could bring a halt to sales of v ...

Gazprom Takes Over Serbia Plant

Gazprom Takes Over Serbia Plant

Lube Report EMEA - November 24, 2020

Gazpromneft-Lubricants has taken control of and plans to expand NIS’s blending plant in Novi Sad, Serbia, to boost its ...

Used Oil Collection Recovers in Italy

Used Oil Collection Recovers in Italy

Lube Report EMEA - November 24, 2020

Used oil collection in Italy nearly recovered to pre-pandemic levels during the three months ended in August, according ...

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France Lube Demand Rose in September

Lube Report EMEA - November 17, 2020

Lubricant demand in France jumped to 46,040 metric tons in September, exceeding consumption in the same month of 2019 as ...