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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 ...

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Russia Lube Volumes Inch Up

Lube Report - February 6, 2002

Lubricants production in Russia is expected to grow 2 to 3 percent by 2016, driven by automotive and industrial growth, ...

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ATIEL Publishes New Lists of Conformance Signatories

Lube Report - January 30, 2002

ATIEL published on its website new lists of lubricant marketers and base stock manufacturers that have signed letters of ...

Q8Oils Completes Antwerp Expansion

Q8Oils Completes Antwerp Expansion

Lube Report - January 16, 2002

Q8Oils, the downstream arm of Kuwait Petroleum International, last week opened its expanded and upgraded 111,000-metric ...

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Low Demand Doomed Lukoil Plant

Lube Report - December 27, 2001

In its first public comments about the decision to close its Nizhny Novgorod base oil plant, Lukoil said it shut the fac ...

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Shell, Hyundai Extend Russia Deal

Lube Report - October 17, 2001

Shell and Hyundai extended their Russian agreement for lubricants supply, training, technical support and marketing even ...