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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 ...

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Russian PAOs Return in December

Lube Report - May 11, 2005

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...