Sanctions Delay Russian PAOs Restart

Lube Report - June 1, 2005

Russian Tatneft pushed the restart of its polyalphaolefins plant in the Republic of Tatarstan to the spring of 2016 as t ...


Russian PAOs Return in December

Lube Report - May 11, 2005

MOSCOW-Russian oil major Tatneft and subsidiary Nizhnekamskneftekhim announced plans to restart polyalphaolefins product ...


Russia Moves Slowly on Oil Recycling

Lube Report - April 20, 2005

MOSCOW – Russia earlier this year implemented a federal law mandating treatment and recycling of various wastes, i ...


Rebound Forecast for Russian Auto Lubes

Lube Report - April 13, 2005

MOSCOW – Russias automotive lubricant market is expected to grow around 12 percent by 2020, driven by increased pa ...


Can Russia Skip the Imports?

Lube Report - March 9, 2005

Russias largest lube producers increasingly are trumpeting the new government policy of import substitution, urging user ...


Russian Lube Demand Slumped in 2014

Lube Report - March 2, 2005

Russian lubricant demand fell more than 10 percent to 1.5 million metric tons in 2014 due to sluggish industrial output ...


Lukoil to Close Group I Base Oil Plant

Lube Report - February 16, 2005

Lukoil plans to permanently shut down its API Group I base oil plant in Nizhny Novgorod early next month, a source close ...


Russian Auto Lubes to Grow Modestly

Lube Report - January 19, 2005

Russian automotive lubricants consumption is poised to grow around 3 percent annually, reaching as much as 563,000 tons ...


Gazprom Enters Auto Service Market

Lube Report - January 12, 2005

Russian lube marketer Gazprom Neft Lubricants announced the opening of its first G-Energy Service-branded auto service c ...


Gazprom Neft Lubricants, Mercedes Partner

Lube Report - December 15, 2004

Gazprom Neft Lubricants launched an automated factory fill facility at a Mercedes-Benz heavy duty vehicle assembling pla ...


Tatnefts Taneco Launches Group II/III

Lube Report - December 1, 2004

Tatneft started commercial production of API Group II and III base oils at its refinery in Nizhnekamsk, Russia, the comp ...


Gazprom to Oil Russian Icebreakers

Lube Report - September 29, 2004

Russias Gazprom Neft Lubricants and Rosmorport, a major icebreaker fleet operator, signed a marine oils supply deal as p ...


Rosneft Partners With Avtovaz

Lube Report - September 22, 2004

Russian state-owned oil giant Rosneft signed a partnership with the countrys largest auto maker, Avtovaz, which includes ...


Russian Base Oil, Slack Wax Exports Rebound

Lube Report - August 18, 2004

WARSAW – Russian base oil and slack wax exports are expected to rebound in 2016, driven by lower logistics costs, ...


Russia to Introduce New Lube Export Tax

Lube Report - June 2, 2004

Russia will soon introduce a complex export tax formula for different grades of base oil, responding to a request by thr ...


Gazprom Base Oil, Lubes Rise in 2013

Lube Report - August 27, 2003

Russian oil major Gazprom Neft posted a 10 percent increase in combined base oil and lubricant production in 2013 compar ...


Lukoil Marine Thinks Big in Black Sea

Lube Report - August 20, 2003

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


Gazprom Sees Harvest in Ag Lubes

Lube Report - August 13, 2003

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