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Gazprom Eyes Baltic Market

Lube Report - September 18, 2013

Gazprom Neft and Chevron recently signed an agreement to widen the sales network of Texaco branded marine oils in the Ba ...

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Shell to Fill Chinese Crankcases

Lube Report - September 11, 2013

Shell signed a memorandum of understanding to supply lubricants to Geely Motors, the Russian marketer of Chinese cars, t ...

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Russia Readies for Waste Oil Recycling

Lube Report - September 4, 2013

The Russian Ministry of Energy proposed a bill for collection and treatment of waste lubricants, according to its Aug. 1 ...

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Russia Lube Volumes Inch Up

Lube Report - August 28, 2013

Lubricants production in Russia is expected to grow 2 to 3 percent by 2016, driven by automotive and industrial growth, ...

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Lukoils Marine Lubes Grow

Lube Report - August 14, 2013

Russian oil major Lukoils marine lubricants division recently posted strong results for 2012, with increased sales compa ...

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Russias Oldest Grease Brand Sold

Lube Report - July 3, 2013

Russian Chemical Co. bought exclusive rights to manufacture and market Rikos products, one of the countrys oldest grease ...

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Lukoil Lubes Expand in Russia, Europe

Lube Report - June 26, 2013

Russian lubricant marketer Lukoil launched its key European brand Genesis in Russia last week, reaffirming its grip on t ...

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Revival Possible for Orsk Group I Plant

Lube Report - May 29, 2013

Obsolete refinery technology prompted Forte Invest to shut down the API Group I base oil plant in Orsk, Russia, in early ...

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New Russian Law Encourages Rerefining

Lube Report - May 29, 2013

MOSCOW – The Russian government recently adopted a waste oil treatment regulation for the first time since the col ...

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Russias Lubes Volume Up, Value Down

Lube Report - May 22, 2013

As a result of growing passenger car sales, Russias motor oil market saw a steady increase in sales during the first hal ...

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Mobil Replaces Esso Brand in Russia

Lube Report - May 8, 2013

ExxonMobil will no longer use its Esso semi-synthetic motor oil brand in Russia, and will instead offer its better estab ...

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Rosneft to Make Castrol Marine Lubes

Lube Report - May 1, 2013

Rosnefts Novokuibyshevsk oils and additives plant recently started producing marine lubes under BPs Castrol brand for th ...

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Gazprom Expands Reach in Asia

Lube Report - April 24, 2013

Gazprom Neft Lubricants added a new product line designed for Russia’s Far East region and Central Asia, and expan ...

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LLK to Fill Chinese Transmissions

Lube Report - April 3, 2013

Chinese Geely cars assembled in Russia will use Lukoils transmission oils for factory fill, the Russian oil major said l ...

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Gazprom Plans 6th Blending Plant

Lube Report - March 27, 2013

Gazprom plans to buy or build another lube plant in Scandinavia or the Baltic region, and to boost its lubricants busine ...

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Gazprom Unveils New Motor Oils

Lube Report - March 20, 2013

In a bid to strengthen its presence in the Russian lubricants market, Gazprom Neft-SM recently introduced a new line of ...

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Rowe Expands in Germany, Russia

Lube Report - March 13, 2013

German lubricants maker Rowe Minerallwerk is building a new lubricant plant in Germany and looking to build another in R ...

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Lukoil Lubes for Afghan Army

Lube Report - March 6, 2013

LLK International, Russia’s biggest lubricant marketer, signed a contract for lubricants supply with the Afghan Mi ...