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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 ...

Russian Lubes Slog Toward Recovery

Russian Lubes Slog Toward Recovery

Lube Report EMEA - November 16, 2021

Russian finished lubricant production has been sluggish and stood at about 1 million tons in the first eight months of 2 ...

Motor Oil Shortage Develops in Russia

Motor Oil Shortage Develops in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - October 19, 2021

Russia’s retail market for automobile spare parts, including motor oils, is facing supply shortages, according to Auto ...

Shell Starts Russian Expansion

Shell Starts Russian Expansion

Lube Report EMEA - October 12, 2021

Shell broke ground last week on the new building and storage facility that will house the capacity expansion of its 180, ...

Russian Electric Vehicle Market to Double

Russian Electric Vehicle Market to Double

Electric Vehicles InSite - September 23, 2021

Russia’s electric vehicle market could double by year end. Sales were driven by tax relief and could accelerate more w ...

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Russia Exported Less Base Oil in July

Lube Report EMEA - September 7, 2021

Russian base oil export loadings by rail and river dropped 12% in July, compared to June, caused by falling demand in ex ...

Gazpromneft Sales Grew in First Half

Gazpromneft Sales Grew in First Half

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2021

Gazpromneft-Lubricants reported larger automotive and industrial lubricant sales volumes for the first half of this year ...

Shell Sales in Russia Fell in 2020

Shell Sales in Russia Fell in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - August 10, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell’s subsidiary in Russia sold 6% less lubricants in the country in 2020 due to the negative effects of ...

Bashneft Boosts Bright Stock Output

Bashneft Boosts Bright Stock Output

Lube Report EMEA - July 27, 2021

Russian oil major Bashneft increased its bright stock sales by 16% last year by streamlining its production process, the ...

Rosneft Sold Less Lubes in 2020

Rosneft Sold Less Lubes in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - July 20, 2021

Russian oil major Rosneft sold 1.05 million tons of base oils and lubricants in 2020, 4.5% less than the year before, ...

Gazprom Neft’s Lubes Flat in 2020

Gazprom Neft’s Lubes Flat in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - July 13, 2021

Gazprom Neft’s lubricant sales stood flat last year because of Russia’s stagnated industrial output and impacts of t ...

Lukoil Makes More Finished Lubes

Lukoil Makes More Finished Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - July 6, 2021

Russian oil major Lukoil increased production at its standalone lubricant blending plants by 17% to 161,000 metric tons ...

Polyurea Grease Finds Foothold in Russia

Polyurea Grease Finds Foothold in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2021

The vast majority of Russian-made heavy machinery, smelters in steel and cast-iron complexes, machines in power plants, ...

Russian Base Oil Imports Up, Exports Down in 2020

Russian Base Oil Imports Up, Exports Down in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - June 1, 2021

Russia exported about 1 million metric tons of base oils in 2020, a 9% decrease compared to the year before, while impor ...

Total Expands Russian Blend Plant

Total Expands Russian Blend Plant

Lube Report EMEA - May 18, 2021

Total has decided to expand its three-year-old lubricant blending plant in Russia, stating that it is taking the action ...

Russian Base Oil Exports Rising

Russian Base Oil Exports Rising

Lube Report EMEA - April 20, 2021

Russia’s base oil exports by rail increased 15% in March compared to February, primarily driven by the tight base oil ...