Russia

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Russian Commercial Lube Demand Rises

Lube Report - July 10, 2013

Russias total commercial vehicle fleet consumed 533,000 tons of lubricants in 2016, up 3.3 percent compared to the year ...

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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 ...

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Russia’s Auto Lubes Poised to Grow

Lube Report - February 27, 2013

Led by strong vehicle sales, Russian automotive lubricants demand is expected to grow around 3 percent annually, reachin ...

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Kamaz Oils for Russian Trucks

Lube Report - February 20, 2013

Kamaz, Russias biggest truck manufacturer, is now promoting Kamaz-branded heavy-duty motor oils developed with LLK Inter ...

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Lukoil to Blend in Kazakhstan

Lube Report - February 6, 2013

Russian oil major Lukoil is building a 100,000 metric tons per year lubricants blending plant in Kazakhstan. According ...

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Gazprom to Oil Chinese Cars

Lube Report - January 30, 2013

Russian lube marketer Gazprom Neft-SM forged a technical and marketing partnership with the Chinese automaker Lifan, the ...