Russia

Small Rerefinery Opens in Russia’s Far East

Small Rerefinery Opens in Russia’s Far East

Lube Report EMEA - December 22, 2020

A small API Group I base oil rerefinery opened last week in Amur Oblast in the Russian Far East, the region’s governme ...

Pandemic Cuts Russia Base Oil Exports

Pandemic Cuts Russia Base Oil Exports

Lube Report EMEA - December 18, 2020

Russia base oil exports are expected to drop 12% this year, a European trader forecasts, because of a drop in demand cau ...

Russian Survey Highlights Top Oils

Russian Survey Highlights Top Oils

Lube Report EMEA - December 15, 2020

Shell, Lukoil and ExxonMobil remained the most popular motor oil brands in Russia in 2020, as they were two years ago, a ...

Russian State Plans Tiny Rerefinery

Russian State Plans Tiny Rerefinery

Lube Report EMEA - December 8, 2020

The government of a sparsely populated Russian district is promoting development of a tiny waste oil rerefinery as part ...

Taneco Prepares to Add 6 CentiStoke Oil

Taneco Prepares to Add 6 CentiStoke Oil

Lube Report EMEA - December 1, 2020

Russian oil major Tatneft’s Taneco refinery overhauled several units as part of a project aimed at enabling it to mak ...

Gazprom Takes Over Serbia Plant

Gazprom Takes Over Serbia Plant

Lube Report EMEA - November 24, 2020

Gazpromneft-Lubricants has taken control of and plans to expand NIS’s blending plant in Novi Sad, Serbia, to boost its ...

Omsk Refinery Makes Calcium Sulfonate

Omsk Refinery Makes Calcium Sulfonate

Lube Report EMEA - November 10, 2020

Gazprom Neft is continuing with a project to add API Group II and III capacity to it refinery in Omsk, Russia, but the s ...

Russia Market Forecast to Stay Depressed

Russia Market Forecast to Stay Depressed

Lube Report EMEA - October 27, 2020

Russia’s finished lubricant demand will decline 4% to 1.64 million tons in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic’s n ...

Russia Softens Ban on Exports to Ukraine

Russia Softens Ban on Exports to Ukraine

Lube Report EMEA - October 20, 2020

Russia last week relaxed a ban on exports of base oils, lubricants and other petroleum products to Ukraine, stepping bac ...

Survey Shows Improving Russia Outlook

Survey Shows Improving Russia Outlook

Lube Report EMEA - October 13, 2020

An increasing number of Russian lubricant market participants report that demand is rebounding from the impacts of the C ...

In Russia, Clawing Back from Lockdown

In Russia, Clawing Back from Lockdown

Lube Report EMEA - September 29, 2020

Lukoil’s LLK International and Total’s subsidiary in Russia both suffered setbacks due to the country’s COVID-19 l ...

Russian Railway Starts Shuttling Lubes

Russian Railway Starts Shuttling Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - September 8, 2020

RZD, Russia’s state railway monopoly, began shipping lubricants and other petrochemicals via express freight shuttles ...

Russian Firm Expands Fatty Acids Plant

Russian Firm Expands Fatty Acids Plant

Lube Report EMEA - August 23, 2020

Russian specialty chemical producer Vyazemsky Plant for Synthetic Products expanded its capacity to manufacture fatty ac ...

Stihl Fights Counterfeit Lubes in Russia

Stihl Fights Counterfeit Lubes in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - August 11, 2020

Stihl, a German agricultural equipment maker, recently started a campaign to fight entities that counterfeit its genuine ...

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

Lube Report EMEA - July 28, 2020

Shell intends to increase the production capacity of its 180,000 tons per year blending plant in Torzhok by 50 percent b ...

Rosneft’s Sales Grew in 2019

Rosneft’s Sales Grew in 2019

Lube Report EMEA - July 10, 2020

Rosneft’s domestic lubricant sales grew almost 10% to 712,000 tons in 2019, up from 650,000 tons the year before as ex ...

Lukoil Lube Output Up in 2019

Lukoil Lube Output Up in 2019

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2020

Russian lubricant maker Lukoil boosted production at its stand alone lubricant blending plants by 5 percent to 138,000 m ...

Survey: Russian Sales Shift to Online

Survey: Russian Sales Shift to Online

Lube Report EMEA - June 21, 2020

Russian lubricant manufacturers are slashing investment, staff and marketing projects during the Covid-19 pandemic in fa ...