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German Researchers Seek Superlubricity

Lube Report EMEA - October 12, 2021

A German research institute said today that it is leading twin projects aimed at achieving superlubricity in vehicles an ...

Chevron Buys Neste Base Oil Business

Chevron Buys Neste Base Oil Business

Lube Report EMEA - October 5, 2021

Neste has agreed to sell its API Group III business to Chevron, the companies announced Monday, a deal that expands Chev ...

Azmol-BP Claims 8% of Ukraine Market

Azmol-BP Claims 8% of Ukraine Market

Lube Report EMEA - September 28, 2021

In the past few years, Ukrainian lube maker Azmol-British Petrochemicals has focused on replacing imported products used ...

France Demand Slowed in July

France Demand Slowed in July

Lube Report EMEA - September 28, 2021

Although lubricant demand in France slowed year on year for the second consecutive month in July, the sales volume was t ...

Russian Electric Vehicle Market to Double

Russian Electric Vehicle Market to Double

Electric Vehicles InSite - September 23, 2021

Russia’s electric vehicle market could double by year end. Sales were driven by tax relief and could accelerate more w ...

France’s Lube Demand Slows

France’s Lube Demand Slows

Lube Report EMEA - September 14, 2021

Although lubricant demand slowed in France in June – declining from the same month in 2020 for the first year-on-year ...

Condat Partners for Sustainable Tunnels

Condat Partners for Sustainable Tunnels

Lube Report EMEA - September 14, 2021

French lubricant marketer Condat has entered a technology partnership with construction chemicals supplier Chryso to dev ...

Orlen to Recycle Plastics into Polymers

Orlen to Recycle Plastics into Polymers

Lube Report EMEA - September 14, 2021

Polish oil major PKN Orlen and KBR, an engineering and technology company based in Houston, recently signed a letter of ...

EU and China Lead EV Sales as U.S. Lags

EU and China Lead EV Sales as U.S. Lags

Electric Vehicles InSite - September 13, 2021

The EU and China lead global EV sales, while the U.S. lags behind with the rest of the world, according to tech analysts ...

EU Plans to Lower Group II Quota

EU Plans to Lower Group II Quota

Lube Report EMEA - September 7, 2021

The European Commission plans again next year to narrow an import duty exemption for API Group II base oils from nations ...

SKF Lands Lubrication Filtration Firm

SKF Lands Lubrication Filtration Firm

Lube Report EMEA - September 7, 2021

SKF announced Sept. 1 that it completed the acquisition of Efolex AB, a manufacturer of Europafilter-branded industrial ...

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Russia Exported Less Base Oil in July

Lube Report EMEA - September 7, 2021

Russian base oil export loadings by rail and river dropped 12% in July, compared to June, caused by falling demand in ex ...

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Huntsman Boosts Amines Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2021

Huntsman Corp.’s Performance Products division will expand its manufacturing facility in Petfurdo, Hungary, to meet gr ...

Gazpromneft Sales Grew in First Half

Gazpromneft Sales Grew in First Half

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2021

Gazpromneft-Lubricants reported larger automotive and industrial lubricant sales volumes for the first half of this year ...

Aluminum is Auto Industry’s ‘Blind Spot’, says Rights Group

Aluminum is Auto Industry’s ‘Blind Spot’, says Rights Group

Sustainability InSite - August 24, 2021

A new report by Human Rights Watch urges carmakers to do more to reduce impacts on communities and the environment from ...

Infineum Acquires Emulsifiers Business

Infineum Acquires Emulsifiers Business

Lube Report EMEA - August 24, 2021

Infineum has signed a contract to acquire ISCA UK’s emulsifiers business unit in a deal securing the Iscamul emulsifie ...

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New ATC Chief Focuses on Sustainability

Lube Report EMEA - August 24, 2021

Infineum’s Jaquie Berryman was recently elected president of the Additive Technical Committee of Petroleum Additive Ma ...

VLS Resolves Mannol Complaint

VLS Resolves Mannol Complaint

Lube Report EMEA - August 24, 2021

United Kingdom-based Verification of Lubricant Specifications said it has resolved a complaint against German automotive ...