Russia

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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 ...

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OEMs Propose Global System for Specs

Lube Report EMEA - April 13, 2021

A new automaker organization is proposing a global framework for industry performance specifications for lubricants and ...

Survey: Confidence Climbs in Russia

Survey: Confidence Climbs in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - April 13, 2021

The outlook of lubricant marketers and distributors in Russia improved significantly from December to March, according t ...

Base Oil Reactor Sails on Long Voyage

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, ...