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Lukoil Marine Thinks Big in Black Sea

Lube Report - February 26, 2014

Russian oil major Lukoil started supplying marine lubricants in bulk quantities to a key Black Sea port in southwest Rus ...

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Gazprom Sees Harvest in Ag Lubes

Lube Report - February 19, 2014

Russian lube maker Gazprom Neft Lubricants has signed a factory-fill and lubricant supply deal with Rostselmash, a major ...

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Bright Future for Russias Gear Oils

Lube Report - February 19, 2014

Russias automotive gear oil consumption could surge 27 percent to 79,400 metric tons by 2018, largely due to a boost in ...

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Majors Plea for Export Tax Relief

Lube Report - February 12, 2014

Russian oil majors Lukoil, Gazprom Neft and Tatneft appealed to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to slash Russias lubrican ...

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Lukoil Cuts More Lube Deals

Lube Report - January 29, 2014

Russian oil major Lukoil recently signed lubricants supply contracts with a number of business and government customers ...

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EU Clears Lukoil’s Austria Deal

Lube Report - January 22, 2014

The European Commission on Jan. 15 approved Lukoils acquisition of Austrian energy group OMVs non-retail lubricants busi ...

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Shell, Hyundai Extend Russia Deal

Lube Report - January 15, 2014

Shell and Hyundai extended their Russian agreement for lubricants supply, training, technical support and marketing even ...

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Azmol Goes out of Business

Lube Report - January 8, 2014

Azmol, one of the former Soviet Unions largest lubricant makers, went bankrupt under a recent commercial court rule, acc ...

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BRIC Countries Recover

Lube Report - January 1, 2014

BRUSSELS-The $1 trillion economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China all have different development drivers and potenti ...

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Russian Lube Output Slows

Lube Report - January 1, 2014

MOSCOW – The Kremlins hefty spending on Russias defense industry and heavy investments in infrastructural and secu ...

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Gazprom, Auto Dealers Secure Deal

Lube Report - December 25, 2013

Russian lube marketer Gazpromneft Lubricants signed a strategic partnership deal with the Russian Association of Auto De ...

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Despite Outcries, Lube Plant to Move

Lube Report - December 18, 2013

Russian authorities went ahead with plans to move a Moscow-based specialty lubricants plant, despite protests by industr ...

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Gazprom, Derways Expand Deal

Lube Report - December 11, 2013

Gazprom Neft Lubricants and Russian car maker Derways sealed a five-year partnership agreement for supply, development a ...

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Shell Wins Claim in Russia

Lube Report - December 11, 2013

The Moscow Arbitration Court for commercial disputes agreed that Vostok-Logistik imported Shell lubricants without autho ...

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Shell to Boost Lubes in Russia

Lube Report - November 27, 2013

Shell expects to double its lubricants production in Russia in 2014 and to start exporting to Belarus, Ukraine and other ...

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Russian Base Oil Projects Delayed

Lube Report - November 20, 2013

MOSCOW – Russias sluggish economic growth, projected at just 1.3 percent for 2013, is delaying the countrys base o ...

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Russian Motor Oil Exports Rebound In 2016

Lube Report - October 23, 2013

MOSCOW – Russian motor oil export volumes grew 17 percent in 2016, while imports barely gained ground, according t ...

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Russian Police Foil Counterfeit Lubes Operation

Lube Report - October 23, 2013

Moscow police raided a business last week to shut down production and online sale of allegedly counterfeit motor oils. T ...