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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...