Europe

IHS Forecasts Stagnant Lube Demand

IHS Forecasts Stagnant Lube Demand

Lube Report EMEA - December 14, 2021

European lubricant demand will never recover to the level it reached in 2019, and while the COVID-19 pandemic accelerate ...

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Castrol: Drivers Delay Maintenance

Lube Report EMEA - December 14, 2021

More than half of United Kingdom drivers responding to a recent survey said they have delayed vehicle maintenance such a ...

Russian Base Oils Rebound

Russian Base Oils Rebound

Lube Report EMEA - December 7, 2021

Russian base oil production increased by 14% in the first nine months of 2021, driven by higher demand at home and abroa ...

Spain Sales Slid in Third Quarter

Spain Sales Slid in Third Quarter

Lube Report EMEA - November 30, 2021

Lubricant demand in Spain slipped 12% in the third quarter, compared to the same period in 2020, and was also down 14% c ...

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Alfa Chem Expands Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - November 30, 2021

Russian lubricant marketer Alfa Chem Group is expanding the capacity of its synthetic motor oil production line by 2,500 ...

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Vitol Announces Buyout of Vivo

Lube Report EMEA - November 30, 2021

Africa fuels and lubricants supplier Vivo Energy agreed last week to a $2.3 billion buyout by Netherlands-based energy t ...

France Sales Fell in September

France Sales Fell in September

Lube Report EMEA - November 23, 2021

France’s lubricant demand dropped more than 10% in September, compared to the same month in 2020, but was up sequentia ...

Gazprom Reports Increased Sales

Gazprom Reports Increased Sales

Lube Report EMEA - November 23, 2021

Gazpromneft-Lubricants sold 250,000 metric tons of its automotive lubricants in the first nine months of 2021, an increa ...

Group I Prices Diverge from Group II, III

Group I Prices Diverge from Group II, III

Lube Report EMEA - November 16, 2021

After a long, large run-up from the spring of 2020, base oil prices in Europe began retreating since summer, indicating ...

Russian Lubes Slog Toward Recovery

Russian Lubes Slog Toward Recovery

Lube Report EMEA - November 16, 2021

Russian finished lubricant production has been sluggish and stood at about 1 million tons in the first eight months of 2 ...

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Castrol Slipped in Third Quarter

Lube Report EMEA - November 9, 2021

London-based BP reported an underlying replacement cost profit of $231 million for its Castrol lubricants business befor ...

Fuchs Profit Dipped in Third Quarter

Fuchs Profit Dipped in Third Quarter

Lube Report EMEA - November 2, 2021

Lubricants blender Fuchs Petrolub SE reported a slight decrease in profits on higher sales for the third quarter, citing ...

Telko Buys Estonian Distributor

Telko Buys Estonian Distributor

Lube Report EMEA - November 2, 2021

Lubricants distributor Telko Ltd. will acquire fellow distributor Mentum AS, the company announced last week. Based in T ...

Turkey’s Lube Demand Stalled in 2020

Turkey’s Lube Demand Stalled in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - October 26, 2021

Turkey produced and imported 754,000 metric tons of finished lubricants in 2020, the same level as in 2019 according to ...

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Lehvoss Adds Western Europe Distributor

Lube Report EMEA - October 26, 2021

Lehvoss Group, a producer and distributor of raw materials for lubricant additives and base oils based in Hamburg, Germa ...

France August Lube Sales Rise

France August Lube Sales Rise

Lube Report EMEA - October 19, 2021

Lubricant demand in France showed a moderate year-over-year increase in August, but several lubricant segments posted th ...

Vanol Opens Plant in Dubai

Vanol Opens Plant in Dubai

Lube Report EMEA - October 19, 2021

Vanol FZE is preparing to unveil a lubricant blending plant in Dubai with capacity of 75,000 metric tons per year, a lau ...

Motor Oil Shortage Develops in Russia

Motor Oil Shortage Develops in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - October 19, 2021

Russia’s retail market for automobile spare parts, including motor oils, is facing supply shortages, according to Auto ...