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Gazprom to Oil Chinese Cars

Lube Report - January 30, 2013

Russian lube marketer Gazprom Neft-SM forged a technical and marketing partnership with the Chinese automaker Lifan, the ...

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Leak at LZ Site Wafts across Europe

Lube Report - January 23, 2013

A leak at Lubrizols Rouen, France, plant 120 kilometers (75 miles) northwest of Paris sent a cloud of harmless gas smell ...

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Fuels Up, Base Oil down at Yaroslavl

Lube Report - January 23, 2013

Slavneft-Yanos reported its Yaroslavl refinery processed 15.3 million tons of crude oil in 2012, 3.4 percent more than i ...

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Rosneft Starts 2013 Off Big

Lube Report - January 16, 2013

Rosneft, one of Russia’s biggest lubricants marketers, increased its supply of automotive lubricants in 2012 and r ...

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Russian Car Market Driving Lubes’ Future

Lube Report - January 9, 2013

MOSCOW-Russias fast growing vehicle market is causing significant changes in the country’s motor oil sales, strict ...

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Will Pale Oil Replace Heavy Group I?

Lube Report - December 27, 2012

LISBON, Portugal-With API Group I base oil producers in Europe facing tumultuous times, one presenter told UEILs 2012 Co ...

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Gazprom Widens Lube Sales Reach

Lube Report - December 27, 2012

Russian lubricants marketer Gazprom Neft-SM expanded its sales network to Germany, Ukraine, Turkey and Iraq, the company ...

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LLK Contests Turkish Acquisition

Lube Report - August 1, 2012

Lukoil filed for arbitration in its 2008 acquisition of a lubricants blending plant and other assets in Turkey, fearing ...

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Lukoil Blending Goes Big in Russia

Lube Report - July 25, 2012

Lukoil is developing a 270,000 tons per year blending plant at its Volgograd refinery, trying to firmly hold its grip on ...

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St. Petersburgs Motor Oil Mess

Lube Report - July 18, 2012

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

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Russian Metals Pick Lukoil’s Lubes

Lube Report - July 4, 2012

In a bid to compete with imports, Russia’s biggest lubricants marketer LLK-International recently made quite a few ...

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Is Belarus Gaming Russian Taxman?

Lube Report - June 27, 2012

A dramatic increase in export numbers reported by Belarus for base oils and lubricants in the first quarter of 2012 has ...

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What’s Retarding Russian Lubes?

Lube Report - June 20, 2012

MOSCOW – Russias inability to produce high quality base oils and lube additives is problematic, but the bigger iss ...

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Gazprom Ready to Blend Big

Lube Report - June 6, 2012

Gazprom Neft opened its new 70,000 metric tons per year lubricants blending plant in Omsk, Western Siberia, and expects ...

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Repsol Expansion Plans Continue

Lube Report - June 6, 2012

Spains Repsol YPF changed its name to Repsol S.A. after Argentinas nationalization of YPF, and indicated a base oil expa ...

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Rusoil Plant Sold in Russia

Lube Report - May 30, 2012

Neftgazsbyt acquired a 51.9 percent stake in the Mendeleev-Rusoil fuel refinery and lubricants plant from Slavneft for a ...

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Good Prospects for Russias PAOs

Lube Report - May 23, 2012

The production of PAOs in Russia could resume by 2014 once a major petrochemical company completes recently authorized m ...

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Germanys Grease Sales Rebound

Lube Report - May 23, 2012

Todays economic forecast may be cloudy, but the past two years were good for Germany’s grease industry, with sales ...