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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 ...

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Russia Refiners Fight Export Tax

Lube Report - May 16, 2012

Russias Ministry of Economic Development yesterday said the government will review exempting base oil from the new expor ...

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Bulgarian Oil Firm Gets Funding Injection

Lube Report - May 16, 2012

ADM Capital and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) jointly paid 48 million (U.S. $61 million) f ...

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Rosneft’s Base Oil Press

Lube Report - May 2, 2012

MOSCOW — Almost all vertically integrated oil companies in Russia have plans to upgrade their base oil plants, but ...

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Valvoline Steps over BP into Russia

Lube Report - April 25, 2012

U.S. lubricants and chemicals producer Ashland Inc. and Russias TNK-BP signed a five-year agreement to distribute Valvol ...

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Modrica Ups Group III Output

Lube Report - April 18, 2012

Oil Refinery Modrica has begun expansion of its API Group III base oil plant and construction of a new lubricant blendin ...

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Shell Casts Hungry Eye on Ukraine

Lube Report - April 18, 2012

Shell Russia is setting its sights on Ukraines lubricants market once its 180,000 tons per year blending plant in Torzho ...

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Bright Outlook for Russian Base Oils

Lube Report - April 11, 2012

MOSCOW – Russian production of high quality API Groups II and III base oils is predicted to reach 1.7 million tons ...

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BASF Launches Wax Plant

Lube Report - April 11, 2012

BASF commissioned a new oxidized polyethylene waxes manufacturing plant at its Ludwigshafen site in Germany. The low-de ...

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Mercedes Tightens Oil Specs

Lube Report - April 4, 2012

STUTTGART, Germany – Mercedes-Benz has adopted a wide-ranging upgrade of service-fill engine oil specifications fo ...

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Rowe Builds Blending Plant

Lube Report - April 4, 2012

German lubricant producer Rowe Mineraloelwerk GmbH is building a second blending plant to accommodate the growth of its ...

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Brighter Future for Russian Greases

Lube Report - April 4, 2012

MOSCOW – Russias grease production is expected to grow at an annual rate of 5 to 7 percent after 2014, when new pl ...

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Gazprom Eyes EU Lubes Market

Lube Report - March 28, 2012

Russian lubes producer Gazprom Neft-SM plans to break ground on a 15,000 metric ton per year lubricant blending plant in ...

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Chevron Picks Russian Marine-oil Partner

Lube Report - March 28, 2012

Russias Gazprom will produce Texaco-branded marine oils in Russia for U.S. oil major Chevron, Gazprom Neft said yesterda ...