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Base Oil Reactor Sails on Long Voyage
The shipping company hired by Gazprom Neft unloads the hydro treatment and catalytic dewaxing reactors at a river dock in Omsk, Russia. Photo courtesy of Gazprom Neft

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 ...

Naftan Aims for More Group III

Naftan Aims for More Group III

Lube Report EMEA - January 19, 2021

Naftan wants to upgrade base oil production at its refinery in Novopolotsk, Belarus, by increasing output of API Group I ...

Survey Suggests Setback in Russian Market

Survey Suggests Setback in Russian Market

Lube Report EMEA - January 5, 2021

A December survey of lubricant suppliers in Russia showed their outlook on their business took a downturn from September ...

2020: Year of Pandemic and Much More

2020: Year of Pandemic and Much More

Lube Report EMEA - December 29, 2020

For the lubricants industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 2020 was dominated by the impacts of the COVID-19 pan ...

Small Rerefinery Opens in Russia’s Far East

Small Rerefinery Opens in Russia’s Far East

Lube Report EMEA - December 22, 2020

A small API Group I base oil rerefinery opened last week in Amur Oblast in the Russian Far East, the region’s governme ...

Pandemic Cuts Russia Base Oil Exports

Pandemic Cuts Russia Base Oil Exports

Lube Report EMEA - December 18, 2020

Russia base oil exports are expected to drop 12% this year, a European trader forecasts, because of a drop in demand cau ...

Russian Survey Highlights Top Oils

Russian Survey Highlights Top Oils

Lube Report EMEA - December 15, 2020

Shell, Lukoil and ExxonMobil remained the most popular motor oil brands in Russia in 2020, as they were two years ago, a ...