Russia

Shell Sells Russia Business to Lukoil
Lukoil building in Tyumen, Russia. © Andrey Sedoy

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 ...

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Mixed Actions of Lube Suppliers in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - April 12, 2022

Seven weeks into Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the number of foreign businesses vowing to leave Russia or scal ...

Sanctions Set to Staunch Russian Base Oils

Sanctions Set to Staunch Russian Base Oils

Lube Report EMEA - April 5, 2022

The effective date is approaching for a European Union ban on purchases from government-controlled Russian oil companies ...

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Totachi JV Expands in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - March 22, 2022

Shell has vowed to close its lubricant business along with other operations in Russia to protest that country’s invasi ...

War Impacts Ukraine Blenders

War Impacts Ukraine Blenders

Lube Report EMEA - March 15, 2022

As Russian forces continue to batter Ukraine, it’s no surprise that Ukraine’s lubricant industry is being impacted. ...

Shell to Close Russia Lubes

Shell to Close Russia Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - March 8, 2022

Shell announced today that it will close its finished lubricant manufacturing plant in Torzhok, Russia, and shut down it ...

Pull-outs from Russia Exclude Lube Plants

Pull-outs from Russia Exclude Lube Plants

Lube Report EMEA - March 1, 2022

Several Western oil companies announced the past few days that they will exit joint ventures in Russia to protest that c ...

Russian Base Oil Exports Rose

Russian Base Oil Exports Rose

Lube Report EMEA - February 15, 2022

Russian base oil exports jumped 21% in December after an 11% decline in November, a trading company concluded, providing ...

Russian Light Vehicle Sales Rose in 2021

Russian Light Vehicle Sales Rose in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - February 8, 2022

New passenger and light commercial vehicle sales in Russia increased by 4.3% in 2021, driven primarily by positive sales ...

Shell, Lukoil Top Russian Survey

Shell, Lukoil Top Russian Survey

Lube Report EMEA - January 18, 2022

A recent survey of Russian motorists found that Shell, Lukoil and ExxonMobil were the most recognized motor oil brands i ...

China Halts Lube Imports from Russia

China Halts Lube Imports from Russia

Lube Report EMEA - January 11, 2022

China recently halted land-based import of a variety of Russian products, including finished lubricants, after authoriti ...

Rosneft Sales Improved from 2020

Rosneft Sales Improved from 2020

Lube Report EMEA - December 21, 2021

Benefiting from expanded sales at home and abroad, Rosneft sold 208,000 tons of finished lubricants and greases in the f ...

Russian Base Oils Rebound

Russian Base Oils Rebound

Lube Report EMEA - December 7, 2021

Russian base oil production increased by 14% in the first nine months of 2021, driven by higher demand at home and abroa ...

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Alfa Chem Expands Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - November 30, 2021

Russian lubricant marketer Alfa Chem Group is expanding the capacity of its synthetic motor oil production line by 2,500 ...

Gazprom Reports Increased Sales

Gazprom Reports Increased Sales

Lube Report EMEA - November 23, 2021

Gazpromneft-Lubricants sold 250,000 metric tons of its automotive lubricants in the first nine months of 2021, an increa ...