Russia

Polyurea Grease Finds Foothold in Russia
Slag discharge at iron foundry © PhotoChur

Polyurea Grease Finds Foothold in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2021

The vast majority of Russian-made heavy machinery, smelters in steel and cast-iron complexes, machines in power plants, ...

Russian Base Oil Imports Up, Exports Down in 2020

Russian Base Oil Imports Up, Exports Down in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - June 1, 2021

Russia exported about 1 million metric tons of base oils in 2020, a 9% decrease compared to the year before, while impor ...

Total Expands Russian Blend Plant

Total Expands Russian Blend Plant

Lube Report EMEA - May 18, 2021

Total has decided to expand its three-year-old lubricant blending plant in Russia, stating that it is taking the action ...

Russian Base Oil Exports Rising

Russian Base Oil Exports Rising

Lube Report EMEA - April 20, 2021

Russia’s base oil exports by rail increased 15% in March compared to February, primarily driven by the tight base oil ...

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OEMs Propose Global System for Specs

Lube Report EMEA - April 13, 2021

A new automaker organization is proposing a global framework for industry performance specifications for lubricants and ...

Survey: Confidence Climbs in Russia

Survey: Confidence Climbs in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - April 13, 2021

The outlook of lubricant marketers and distributors in Russia improved significantly from December to March, according t ...

Base Oil Reactor Sails on Long Voyage

Base Oil Reactor Sails on Long Voyage

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

Two units that are key to an upgrade project reach Gazprom Neft’s base oil plant in Omsk, Russia, last week culminatin ...

Taif Makes Lubes in Nizhnekamsk

Taif Makes Lubes in Nizhnekamsk

Lube Report EMEA - March 30, 2021

A finished lubricant blending facility was installed late last year at the site of Russia’s only polyalphaolefin plant ...

Lubricant Supply Crisis Grows in Ukraine

Lubricant Supply Crisis Grows in Ukraine

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2021

Ukraine Railways is facing difficulties obtaining finished lubricants after some marketers failed to fulfill call-off co ...

Rosneft Boosts Packaged Lubes Sales

Rosneft Boosts Packaged Lubes Sales

Lube Report EMEA - March 16, 2021

Rosneft increased its sales of packaged lubricants sales by 13% in 2020 and expanded distribution in Russia and abroad, ...

Gazprom Upgrades Moscow Lubes Plant

Gazprom Upgrades Moscow Lubes Plant

Lube Report EMEA - March 9, 2021

Gazpromneft-Lubricants boosted the production capacity of its Moscow lubricants blending plant by 50% and introduced a s ...

Japanese OEMs Plugged by Survey

Japanese OEMs Plugged by Survey

Lube Report EMEA - March 2, 2021

A survey of Russian motorists found genuine engine oils of two Japanese automakers and French independent Motul’s bran ...

Belarus Alters Route for Base Oil Exports

Belarus Alters Route for Base Oil Exports

Lube Report EMEA - February 23, 2021

Belarus has decided effectively to bypass Latvia and Lithuania as its main reloading ports for petrochemical exports, in ...

Embezzlement Ring Alleged at Refinery

Embezzlement Ring Alleged at Refinery

Lube Report EMEA - February 16, 2021

A group of 20 employees at Lukoil’s Volgograd refinery – which has a lubricant blending plant – was accused last w ...

Lukoil Streams Group II in Volgograd

Lukoil Streams Group II in Volgograd

Lube Report EMEA - February 2, 2021

Lukoil last week commissioned a new API Group II base oil plant at its refinery in Volgograd, Russia. The 10 billion rub ...

Russian Lube Marketers Played Defense

Russian Lube Marketers Played Defense

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2021

The novel coronavirus pandemic took its toll around the world, putting pressure on economies and shutting down demand f ...

Gazprom Breaks Ground on Omsk Project

Gazprom Breaks Ground on Omsk Project

Lube Report EMEA - January 26, 2021

Russian oil major Gazprom Neft started construction last week on a modernization of an obsolete base oil plant at its re ...