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Lonza to Close Ireland Biocide Plant

Lube Report - May 1, 2013

Lonza will shut down its biocide plant in Swords, Ireland, in June as part of a corporate cost-cutting effort, the compa ...

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Gazprom Expands Reach in Asia

Lube Report - April 24, 2013

Gazprom Neft Lubricants added a new product line designed for Russia’s Far East region and Central Asia, and expan ...

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Briefly Noted

Lube Report - April 24, 2013

Clean Harbors promoted Executive Vice President of Environmental Sales Jerry Correll to president of Safety-Kleen Enviro ...

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Total, Veolia Launch JV Rerefinery

Lube Report - April 17, 2013

Veolia Environnement and Total inaugurated their 55 million (U.S. $72.5 million) Osilub joint venture rerefinery in Norm ...

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Q8 to Add Blending Plant in Antwerp

Lube Report - April 10, 2013

Q8 Oils is in the midst of building a new lubricant blending plant at the site of an existing plant in Antwerp, Belgium, ...

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Hydrodec Eyes Group III

Lube Report - April 3, 2013

Transformer oil rerefiner Hydrodec plans to develop a pilot plant later this year focused on rerefining used paraffinic ...

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LLK to Fill Chinese Transmissions

Lube Report - April 3, 2013

Chinese Geely cars assembled in Russia will use Lukoils transmission oils for factory fill, the Russian oil major said l ...

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Gazprom Plans 6th Blending Plant

Lube Report - March 27, 2013

Gazprom plans to buy or build another lube plant in Scandinavia or the Baltic region, and to boost its lubricants busine ...

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Chemtura Grows in Europe, China

Lube Report - March 27, 2013

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

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Gazprom Unveils New Motor Oils

Lube Report - March 20, 2013

In a bid to strengthen its presence in the Russian lubricants market, Gazprom Neft-SM recently introduced a new line of ...

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Rowe Expands in Germany, Russia

Lube Report - March 13, 2013

German lubricants maker Rowe Minerallwerk is building a new lubricant plant in Germany and looking to build another in R ...

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Brenntag Acquires U.S. Distributor

Lube Report - March 13, 2013

German chemical distributor Brenntag agreed yesterday to acquire U.S. lubricant distributor Lubrication Services LLC for ...

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Zap! New Esters from Voltrion

Lube Report - March 6, 2013

Start-up manufacturer Voltrion has begun commercial production of its electrically polymerized esters for the lubricants ...

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U.K. Lubes Firm Upgrades Site

Lube Report - March 6, 2013

Exol Lubricants announced March 1 it is investing more than 2 million (U.S. $2.6 million) to redevelop its head office a ...

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Lukoil Lubes for Afghan Army

Lube Report - March 6, 2013

LLK International, Russia’s biggest lubricant marketer, signed a contract for lubricants supply with the Afghan Mi ...

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Russia’s Auto Lubes Poised to Grow

Lube Report - February 27, 2013

Led by strong vehicle sales, Russian automotive lubricants demand is expected to grow around 3 percent annually, reachin ...

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Say Bye to Stanlow Base Oil

Lube Report - February 27, 2013

Essar Energy reached an agreement with its base oil customers that will allow it to shut down the base oil plant at its ...

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Fuchs Thrives in 2012

Lube Report - February 27, 2013

Fuchs Petrolub AG reported 2012 earnings of 207 million (U.S. $273 million) on full-year sales revenue of 1.8 billion, u ...