Russia

Asian Imports Ascend in Russia

Asian Imports Ascend in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - August 15, 2023

Russia imported 282,000 tons of motor oils in 2022, and more than half of that was shipped from Asia, according to a new ...

Costs Push Russians to Less Expensive Car Care

Costs Push Russians to Less Expensive Car Care

Lube Report EMEA - August 8, 2023

Exorbitant prices for car parts and accessories are discouraging Russian motorists from visiting large stations for serv ...

Eurasian Union Updates Technical Regulation

Eurasian Union Updates Technical Regulation

Lube Report EMEA - August 1, 2023

The Eurasian Economic Union of former Soviet republics updated its technical regulation for lubricants, oils and special ...

Chinese Cars Won’t Affect Russia’s Lube Market

Chinese Cars Won’t Affect Russia’s Lube Market

Lube Report EMEA - July 25, 2023

Russia imported 227,000 passenger cars in the first half of 2023 – more than tripling the amount in the same period la ...

Belarus Additives Joint Venture Expands

Belarus Additives Joint Venture Expands

Lube Report EMEA - July 18, 2023

Additech, a lubricant additive joint venture between the Russian and Belarus oil majors Lukoil and Naftan, expanded its ...

Romanian Official Speculates About Lukoil Exit

Romanian Official Speculates About Lukoil Exit

Lube Report EMEA - July 11, 2023

After it sold a refinery in Italy, a Romanian official speculated recently that Russian oil major Lukoil could sell its ...

TAIF Plant Now Makes Esters, Polyalkylene Glycol

TAIF Plant Now Makes Esters, Polyalkylene Glycol

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2023

Russia’s only polyalphaolefins complex now can also produce polyalkylene glycols and complex esters, after completing ...

Russian Motor Group Complains of Lube Shortage

Russian Motor Group Complains of Lube Shortage

Lube Report EMEA - July 4, 2023

A Russian motorist group complained to the central government last week that the country faces a growing shortage of aut ...

Russian Lube Imports and Exports Fell in 2022

Russian Lube Imports and Exports Fell in 2022

Lube Report EMEA - June 6, 2023

Russia’s lubricant market stagnated in 2022, hampered by lower industrial output in sectors such as automobiles, machi ...

Taif’s PAO Plant Upgrade Completed

Taif’s PAO Plant Upgrade Completed

Lube Report EMEA - May 23, 2023

Russia’s only polyalphaolefins complex now can also produce polyalkylene glycols and complex esters, after completing ...

Lukoil’s Output of Lubes Rose, Base Oils Fell

Lukoil’s Output of Lubes Rose, Base Oils Fell

Lube Report EMEA - May 16, 2023

Base oil production by Lukoil fell 7% last year, while its finished lube output increased 2%, partly driven by its acqui ...

Origin of Russian Lube Imports Shifts Toward Asia

Origin of Russian Lube Imports Shifts Toward Asia

Lube Report EMEA - April 25, 2023

Finished lubricant imports to Russia underwent large shifts last year in the countries of origin due to fallout over the ...

Russia Engine Oil Demand Said to have Stagnated

Russia Engine Oil Demand Said to have Stagnated

Lube Report EMEA - April 18, 2023

Russian demand for automotive engine oils stagnated at around 414,000 metric tons in 2022, with the lion’s share bough ...

Russia Auto Sales Tank Amidst Sanctions

Russia Auto Sales Tank Amidst Sanctions

Lube Report EMEA - April 11, 2023

New car and light commercial vehicle sales in Russia plunged almost 60% in 2022 as the war in Ukraine ramped up economic ...

TotalEnergies Relinquishes Russia Plant

TotalEnergies Relinquishes Russia Plant

Lube Report EMEA - March 14, 2023

French oil major TotalEnergies handed over management of its Russia lubricant business to a Russian entity, and the tran ...

An Update on the Russian Lubricants Market

An Update on the Russian Lubricants Market

Lubes'n'Greases - March 1, 2023

It’s been a year since Russia invaded Ukraine. How has the fallout affected the lubricants market in the region and ab ...

Ban on Russian Base Oils Begins; No Price Cap

Ban on Russian Base Oils Begins; No Price Cap

Lube Report EMEA - February 7, 2023

A fuller ban on Russian oil imports to the European Union took effect on schedule last weekend, but the bloc and allies ...

New Price Caps Planned for Russian Products

New Price Caps Planned for Russian Products

Lube Report EMEA - January 24, 2023

A coalition of the G-7 group of leading industrial nations, Australia and the European Union agreed Friday to introduce ...