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Russian Base Oil Exports Continue to Fall
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Russian Base Oil Exports Continue to Fall

Lube Report EMEA - November 21, 2023

After being hammered by Western sanctions in 2022, Russian base oil exports have continued to fall this year as sanction ...

Russian Lube Imports Forecasted to Fall

Russian Lube Imports Forecasted to Fall

Lube Report EMEA - November 14, 2023

Russian lubricant demand is expected to further stagnate in 2023 at about 1.7 million tons, as automotive lube imports s ...

A French Brand Name from a Russian Blend Plant

A French Brand Name from a Russian Blend Plant

Lube Report EMEA - November 7, 2023

Top Lubricants unveiled recently a new Russian brand that sounds very French – Lemarc, which is produced at the former ...

Lighter Engine Oils Lose Ground in Russia

Lighter Engine Oils Lose Ground in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - October 10, 2023

Low-viscosity motor oils are losing ground in Russia at a time when many Western motor oil and car brands have exited th ...

Lukoil Plans Additives, Lubricants Plants

Lukoil Plans Additives, Lubricants Plants

Lube Report EMEA - October 3, 2023

Lukoil’s lubricant arm intends to build two production facilities at its refining complex in Volgograd, Russia – one ...

Russia Leans on Asian Additives

Russia Leans on Asian Additives

Lubes'n'Greases - October 2, 2023

The major additive companies pulled out of Russia last year. Which countries are now helping Russia to meet demand for a ...

Suprotec Plans Grease, Metalworking Fluid Plant

Suprotec Plans Grease, Metalworking Fluid Plant

Lube Report EMEA - September 26, 2023

Russian automotive chemicals producer Suprotec announced plans for a grease and metalworking fluids manufacturing ventur ...

Russian, Korean Brands Gain Ground in Moscow

Russian, Korean Brands Gain Ground in Moscow

Lube Report EMEA - September 12, 2023

Western motor oil brands continue to lose shares of sales in and around Moscow, while domestic and Korean brands have ta ...

Omsk to Stream Group II, III in September

Omsk to Stream Group II, III in September

Lube Report EMEA - September 6, 2023

Gazprom Neft’s new 220,000 metric tons per year Group II and III base oil production in Omsk is scheduled to start str ...

Calls in Russia for More Waste Oil Recycling

Calls in Russia for More Waste Oil Recycling

Lube Report EMEA - August 22, 2023

Approximately 500,000 metric tons of waste lubricants are collected in Russia each year, but the vast majority is reused ...

Asian Imports Ascend in Russia

Asian Imports Ascend in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - August 15, 2023

Russia imported 282,000 tons of motor oils in 2022, and more than half of that was shipped from Asia, according to a new ...

Costs Push Russians to Less Expensive Car Care

Costs Push Russians to Less Expensive Car Care

Lube Report EMEA - August 8, 2023

Exorbitant prices for car parts and accessories are discouraging Russian motorists from visiting large stations for serv ...

Eurasian Union Updates Technical Regulation

Eurasian Union Updates Technical Regulation

Lube Report EMEA - August 1, 2023

The Eurasian Economic Union of former Soviet republics updated its technical regulation for lubricants, oils and special ...

Chinese Cars Won’t Affect Russia’s Lube Market

Chinese Cars Won’t Affect Russia’s Lube Market

Lube Report EMEA - July 25, 2023

Russia imported 227,000 passenger cars in the first half of 2023 – more than tripling the amount in the same period la ...

Belarus Additives Joint Venture Expands

Belarus Additives Joint Venture Expands

Lube Report EMEA - July 18, 2023

Additech, a lubricant additive joint venture between the Russian and Belarus oil majors Lukoil and Naftan, expanded its ...

Romanian Official Speculates About Lukoil Exit

Romanian Official Speculates About Lukoil Exit

Lube Report EMEA - July 11, 2023

After it sold a refinery in Italy, a Romanian official speculated recently that Russian oil major Lukoil could sell its ...

TAIF Plant Now Makes Esters, Polyalkylene Glycol

TAIF Plant Now Makes Esters, Polyalkylene Glycol

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2023

Russia’s only polyalphaolefins complex now can also produce polyalkylene glycols and complex esters, after completing ...