Europe

Ukraine Tightens Tracking of Lubes, Base Oils

Ukraine Tightens Tracking of Lubes, Base Oils

Lube Report EMEA - November 17, 2020

Ukraine has added a layer to its border control of base oil and lubricant imports in an effort to curb the illegal mixin ...

Omsk Refinery Makes Calcium Sulfonate

Omsk Refinery Makes Calcium Sulfonate

Lube Report EMEA - November 10, 2020

Gazprom Neft is continuing with a project to add API Group II and III capacity to it refinery in Omsk, Russia, but the s ...

Zeller+Gmelin Opens Test Lab

Zeller+Gmelin Opens Test Lab

Lube Report EMEA - November 10, 2020

German lubricant manufacturer Zeller+Gmelin last week said it fully opened a new high-tech quality control testing labor ...

Profits Dip for BP, Fuchs

Profits Dip for BP, Fuchs

Lube Report EMEA - November 3, 2020

BP’s lubricants business reported a slight year-to-year decline in profit for the third quarter, and independent lubri ...

Capacity Rising for Infineum Detergents

Capacity Rising for Infineum Detergents

Lube Report EMEA - November 3, 2020

A lubricant additive factory that ExxonMobil operates on behalf of Infineum is wrapping up an expansion of a facility th ...

Nynas Proposes Debt Restructure

Nynas Proposes Debt Restructure

Lube Report EMEA - October 25, 2020

Nynas AB announced a proposal Monday to restructure its debts to lenders and to repay other creditors, a major step towa ...

Russia Softens Ban on Exports to Ukraine

Russia Softens Ban on Exports to Ukraine

Lube Report EMEA - October 20, 2020

Russia last week relaxed a ban on exports of base oils, lubricants and other petroleum products to Ukraine, stepping bac ...

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Fuchs Elevates 2020 Outlook

Lube Report EMEA - October 20, 2020

German independent lubricants blender Fuchs Petrolub SE issued a preliminary report last week showing a 17% decrease ear ...

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Oxea Boosts Isononanoic Acid Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - October 13, 2020

OQ Chemicals – formerly Oxea – recently completed an expansion at its site in Oberhausen, Germany, increasing its is ...

Survey Shows Improving Russia Outlook

Survey Shows Improving Russia Outlook

Lube Report EMEA - October 13, 2020

An increasing number of Russian lubricant market participants report that demand is rebounding from the impacts of the C ...

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Adnoc Offers Base Oil Guarantee

Lube Report EMEA - October 13, 2020

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. said Monday that it will now guarantee that its base stocks meet specified parameters for vis ...

Europe Motorcycle Oil Demand to Stay Flat

Europe Motorcycle Oil Demand to Stay Flat

Lube Report EMEA - October 13, 2020

The global motorcycle oils market is projected to grow by a compound annual rate of 1.5% to 2% during the next four year ...

Condat Acquires Italian Firm

Condat Acquires Italian Firm

Lube Report EMEA - October 6, 2020

French lubricant company Condat SA last week finalized the acquisition of Kemno, a specialist lubricant and coolant comp ...

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Fuchs Acquires Italian Distributor

Lube Report EMEA - October 6, 2020

Fuchs Petrolub SE announced the purchase of Welponer SpA, an Italian lubricant distributor with annual revenue of €4 m ...

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Prista Owners Battle Charges in Bulgaria

Lube Report EMEA - October 6, 2020

The co-owners of lubricant marketer Prista Oil have been charged by Bulgarian authorities with waste mismanagement and c ...

In Russia, Clawing Back from Lockdown

In Russia, Clawing Back from Lockdown

Lube Report EMEA - September 29, 2020

Lukoil’s LLK International and Total’s subsidiary in Russia both suffered setbacks due to the country’s COVID-19 l ...

Total Acquires Lubrilog

Total Acquires Lubrilog

Lube Report EMEA - September 29, 2020

French energy major Total announced last week that it had acquired Lubrilog SAS, thereby strengthening Total’s presenc ...

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France Market Makes Strong Rebound

Lube Report EMEA - September 22, 2020

Lubricant demand in France rebounded after bottoming out in April and in June actually ran ahead of sales from the same ...