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Stihl Fights Counterfeit Lubes in Russia
A worker on a hydraulic lift uses a Stihl chainsaw to prune a plant in a courtyard in Moscow, Russia. © Klevo | Dreamstime.com

Stihl Fights Counterfeit Lubes in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - August 11, 2020

Stihl, a German agricultural equipment maker, recently started a campaign to fight entities that counterfeit its genuine ...

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

Lube Report EMEA - July 28, 2020

Shell intends to increase the production capacity of its 180,000 tons per year blending plant in Torzhok by 50 percent b ...

Rosneft’s Sales Grew in 2019

Rosneft’s Sales Grew in 2019

Lube Report EMEA - July 10, 2020

Rosneft’s domestic lubricant sales grew almost 10% to 712,000 tons in 2019, up from 650,000 tons the year before as ex ...

Lukoil Lube Output Up in 2019

Lukoil Lube Output Up in 2019

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2020

Russian lubricant maker Lukoil boosted production at its stand alone lubricant blending plants by 5 percent to 138,000 m ...

Fergana Upgrade on Track for 2023

Fergana Upgrade on Track for 2023

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2020

A joint venture between Uzbekneftegaz and Russian energy giant Gazprom says it is moving forward with a previously annou ...

Survey: Russian Sales Shift to Online

Survey: Russian Sales Shift to Online

Lube Report EMEA - June 21, 2020

Russian lubricant manufacturers are slashing investment, staff and marketing projects during the Covid-19 pandemic in fa ...

Russia’s Grease Output Jumps 50 Percent

Russia’s Grease Output Jumps 50 Percent

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2020

Grease production in Russia rose 51 percent in 2019, continuing a four-year growth trend that has been boosted by a gove ...

Russian Auto Sales Sag Under Covid-19

Russian Auto Sales Sag Under Covid-19

Lube Report EMEA - April 24, 2020

Russian’s vehicle market is enduring a difficult period, with steep sales declines projected for 2020 as a quarantine ...

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Tatneft to Open Plant in June

Lube Report EMEA - April 24, 2020

Tatneft has finished building a lubricants blending plant at the site of its Taneco refinery in Nizhnekamsk, Russia, and ...

Russian Passenger Car Lube Demand Grows

Russian Passenger Car Lube Demand Grows

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2020

Russian passenger car motor oil demand reached 267,000 metric tons in 2019, up almost 2 percent compared to the previous ...

Lukoil Revamps its Lubricant Production

Lukoil Revamps its Lubricant Production

Lube Report EMEA - February 25, 2020

Lukoil invested U.S. $6.1 million since 2018 to increase production capacity and improve efficiency at its lubricant pro ...

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Lukoil Joint Ventures Post Strong 2019

Lube Report EMEA - January 21, 2020

Lukoil joint venture Intesmos grease production was flat in 2019 compared to the year before, while another of its joint ...

Wooing Male Drivers in Russia

Wooing Male Drivers in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - January 7, 2020

Eighty-four percent of motorists in Russia are men, while just 16 percent are women, and men usually handle engine oil c ...

Russian Base Oil Exports Stabilize

Russian Base Oil Exports Stabilize

Lube Report EMEA - December 10, 2019

Russian base oil export volumes are off an estimated 1 percent this year after a sharp 12 percent decline in 2018, an in ...

EU Moves Toward Group II Quota

EU Moves Toward Group II Quota

Lube Report EMEA - November 19, 2019

The European Commission last week adopted a quota for API Group II base oil imports, determining that volumes above 400, ...

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More Base Oils in European Pipeline

Lube Report EMEA - November 19, 2019

API Group I rationalization continues to occur in Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States - with more ...

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Russian Greases Divergent in Quality

Lube Report EMEA - November 5, 2019

Imports are on the rise in Russias grease market, but domestic lubricant makers are trying to displace them by offering ...