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Russian New Car Sales Rebound
Cars parked in front of a Chinese Geely brand dealer showroom in Saint Petersburg, Russia. © DiPres / shutterstock.com

Russian New Car Sales Rebound

June 18, 2024

Russian new passenger car sales surged to 617,000 units in the first five months of 2024, marking an 81% rebound from sl ...

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Industrial Projects to Build Lube Plant in Russia

May 21, 2024

Russian company Industrial Projects expressed intentions last week to build a lubricant blending plant in the Rostov obl ...

Drone Damages Volgograd Refinery

Drone Damages Volgograd Refinery

May 14, 2024

Lukoil’s refinery in Volgograd, Russia, was struck again Sunday by a drone attack that caused a fire and reportedly da ...

Lukoil Lube, Base Oil Production Falls

Lukoil Lube, Base Oil Production Falls

May 7, 2024

Lukoil’s base oil and finished lubricant production both fell significantly in 2023, impacted by  a decline in marine ...

Recycling Oil Containers into Roads

Recycling Oil Containers into Roads

April 30, 2024

A ground-up mixture of drained plastic motor oil canisters can be used as a construction additive in road pavement mater ...

Russia Eases Lube Export Duties

Russia Eases Lube Export Duties

April 23, 2024

In a bid to support the country’s refineries, the Russian government introduced a measure to revoke step-up export dut ...

Drones Attack Taneco Refinery

Drones Attack Taneco Refinery

April 9, 2024

A Ukrainian drone last week struck the Taneco refinery in Nizhnekamsk, which has an API Group II and Group III base oil ...

Lukoil Builds Grease and Additives Plant

Lukoil Builds Grease and Additives Plant

April 9, 2024

Lukoil broke ground recently on a grease, metalworking fluids and lubricant additives production facility in Volgograd.

Japan Bans Motor Oil Exports to Russia

Japan Bans Motor Oil Exports to Russia

April 5, 2024

Japan’s Cabinet today expanded a ban on exports to Russia, adding 164 items to the list of prohibited items, including ...

Drone Attacks Target Rosneft Refinery

Drone Attacks Target Rosneft Refinery

March 26, 2024

Rosneft’s refinery in Novokuybyshevsk, Russia, was targeted by Ukrainian drone strikes twice last week, the latest in ...

Russian Base Oil Exports Keep Falling

Russian Base Oil Exports Keep Falling

March 19, 2024

Russian base oil exports by sea dropped by 10% in 2023 to 260,000 metric tons, as the European Union imposed an embargo ...

Russian Blender Makes Metal Containers

Russian Blender Makes Metal Containers

March 12, 2024

Russian lubricant blender United Petrochemicals opened a line that produces metal motor oil containers designed to comba ...

U.S. Sanctions Russian Lube Companies

U.S. Sanctions Russian Lube Companies

February 27, 2024

The United States last week announced a sweeping new round of sanctions against Russia, covering a large number of compa ...

Lukoil Refinery Struck in Drone Attack

Lukoil Refinery Struck in Drone Attack

February 6, 2024

Lukoil’s refinery in Volgograd, Russia, site of a major lubricant manufacturing complex, was struck last weekend by a ...

Russia Sanctions Ramp-up Includes Turbine Oils

Russia Sanctions Ramp-up Includes Turbine Oils

January 23, 2024

The United States last month gave regulators new authority to target domestic and international institutions involved in ...

Sales of Chinese Cars Surge in Russia

Sales of Chinese Cars Surge in Russia

January 16, 2024

Sales of new passenger cars in Russia rebounded by 69% in 2023 to 1.1 million units, boosted by a hefty uptake of Chines ...

Russia Consumes Range of Engine Oil Vis Grades

Russia Consumes Range of Engine Oil Vis Grades

January 9, 2024

Russia – the largest country in the world, spanning two continents and 11 time zones – consumes a range of motor oil ...