Russia

Russia Softens Ban on Exports to Ukraine

Russia Softens Ban on Exports to Ukraine

Lube Report EMEA - October 20, 2020

Russia last week relaxed a ban on exports of base oils, lubricants and other petroleum products to Ukraine, stepping bac ...

Survey Shows Improving Russia Outlook

Survey Shows Improving Russia Outlook

Lube Report EMEA - October 13, 2020

An increasing number of Russian lubricant market participants report that demand is rebounding from the impacts of the C ...

In Russia, Clawing Back from Lockdown

In Russia, Clawing Back from Lockdown

Lube Report EMEA - September 29, 2020

Lukoil’s LLK International and Total’s subsidiary in Russia both suffered setbacks due to the country’s COVID-19 l ...

Russian Railway Starts Shuttling Lubes

Russian Railway Starts Shuttling Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - September 8, 2020

RZD, Russia’s state railway monopoly, began shipping lubricants and other petrochemicals via express freight shuttles ...

Russian Firm Expands Fatty Acids Plant

Russian Firm Expands Fatty Acids Plant

Lube Report EMEA - August 23, 2020

Russian specialty chemical producer Vyazemsky Plant for Synthetic Products expanded its capacity to manufacture fatty ac ...

Stihl Fights Counterfeit Lubes in Russia

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 ...

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 ...

Russia Using More Synthetic Motor Oils

Russia Using More Synthetic Motor Oils

Lube Report EMEA - May 31, 2020

The share of vehicles in Russia that use American Petroleum Institute’s API SM or API SN motor oil categories increas ...

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 ...