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Russian Blender to Expand

Lube Report EMEA - October 18, 2022

Russian independent lube maker Nordoil plans to expand its lubricant production site near Moscow to help fill the supply ...

Sanctions Further Restrict Russian Exports

Sanctions Further Restrict Russian Exports

Lube Report EMEA - October 11, 2022

The European Union introduced a new set of sanctions against Russia last week that restricts Russian oil and petroleum p ...

Kirei Vows to Make Additives for Russia

Kirei Vows to Make Additives for Russia

Lube Report EMEA - October 4, 2022

Kirei Chemical LLC, an Anglo-Russian company headquartered in London, announced it is building a lubricant additive fact ...

Russian Base Oil Exports Decrease

Russian Base Oil Exports Decrease

Lube Report EMEA - September 27, 2022

Russia exported less base oil in June and July, compared to February, as shipments to Europe dwindled under the barrage ...

Additive

Russia Shifts to Chinese Additive Imports

Lube Report EMEA - September 13, 2022

The volume of lubricant additives imported into Russia fell more than 70% in March, following the country’s invasion o ...

Western Lubricant Additive Makers Exit Russia

Western Lubricant Additive Makers Exit Russia

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2022

The Big Four additive suppliers have reportedly exited the Russian market. How might this exodus affect finished lubrica ...

Russian Lube Production Close to 2020 Level

Russian Lube Production Close to 2020 Level

Lube Report EMEA - August 30, 2022

Russia produced around 600,000 metric tons of finished lubricants in 2021, a slight increase from the previous year, acc ...

Big Additive Suppliers Halt Sales in Russia

Big Additive Suppliers Halt Sales in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - July 19, 2022

The world’s main suppliers of lubricant additive packages have stopped supplying Russia, two industry consultants told ...

Cupper Builds Blending Plant

Cupper Builds Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2022

Russian independent lubricant maker Cupper plans to build a lubricant blending plant in Dzershinsk, in Russia’s Nizhny ...

Russian Car Sales Forecast to Slump

Russian Car Sales Forecast to Slump

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2022

Sales of new passenger cars in Russia are expected to plummet to about 454,000 vehicles in 2022, a 67% decline from the ...

Some Suppliers Exit Russia, Others Don’t

Some Suppliers Exit Russia, Others Don’t

Lube Report EMEA - June 7, 2022

Several foreign lubricant brands – including BP’s Castrol – are disappearing from the Russian market, but others a ...

Lukoil Replaces Shell with Teboil

Lukoil Replaces Shell with Teboil

Lube Report EMEA - June 7, 2022

The Torzhok, Russia, lubricant factory that Lukoil bought recently from Shell will produce products to be marketed under ...

Agency Approves Shell Sale to Lukoil

Agency Approves Shell Sale to Lukoil

Lube Report EMEA - May 24, 2022

Russia’s antitrust regulator approved last week Lukoil’s purchase of Shell’s retail and lubricants business in the ...

Shell Sells Russia Business to Lukoil

Shell Sells Russia Business to Lukoil

Lube Report EMEA - May 17, 2022

Oil giant Shell signed an agreement to sell its retail and lubricant businesses in Russia to privately owned Lukoil, the ...

Shell in Talks to Sell Torzhok Plant

Shell in Talks to Sell Torzhok Plant

Lube Report EMEA - May 10, 2022

Shell is negotiating with an unidentified party to sell its lubricant blending plant in Torzhok, Russia, along with its ...

EU to Embargo Russian Oil, Petrochemicals

EU to Embargo Russian Oil, Petrochemicals

Lube Report EMEA - May 10, 2022

The European Union announced last week firm plans to impose an embargo on Russian oil and refined products, including ba ...