Russia

Russia’s Grease Output Jumps 50 Percent

Russia’s Grease Output Jumps 50 Percent

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2020

Grease production in Russia rose 51 percent in 2019, continuing a four-year growth trend that has been boosted by a gove ...

Russia Using More Synthetic Motor Oils

Russia Using More Synthetic Motor Oils

Lube Report EMEA - May 31, 2020

The share of vehicles in Russia that use American Petroleum Institute’s API SM or API SN motor oil categories increas ...

Russian Auto Sales Sag Under Covid-19

Russian Auto Sales Sag Under Covid-19

Lube Report EMEA - April 24, 2020

Russian’s vehicle market is enduring a difficult period, with steep sales declines projected for 2020 as a quarantine ...

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Tatneft to Open Plant in June

Lube Report EMEA - April 24, 2020

Tatneft has finished building a lubricants blending plant at the site of its Taneco refinery in Nizhnekamsk, Russia, and ...

Russian Passenger Car Lube Demand Grows

Russian Passenger Car Lube Demand Grows

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2020

Russian passenger car motor oil demand reached 267,000 metric tons in 2019, up almost 2 percent compared to the previous ...

Lukoil Revamps its Lubricant Production

Lukoil Revamps its Lubricant Production

Lube Report EMEA - February 25, 2020

Lukoil invested U.S. $6.1 million since 2018 to increase production capacity and improve efficiency at its lubricant pro ...

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Lukoil Joint Ventures Post Strong 2019

Lube Report EMEA - January 21, 2020

Lukoil joint venture Intesmos grease production was flat in 2019 compared to the year before, while another of its joint ...

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Gost in the Machine

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - January 17, 2020

When lubrication is concerned, standards need to evolve to match advances in technology. In Russia, some grease manufact ...

Wooing Male Drivers in Russia

Wooing Male Drivers in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - January 7, 2020

Eighty-four percent of motorists in Russia are men, while just 16 percent are women, and men usually handle engine oil c ...

Russian Base Oil Exports Stabilize

Russian Base Oil Exports Stabilize

Lube Report EMEA - December 10, 2019

Russian base oil export volumes are off an estimated 1 percent this year after a sharp 12 percent decline in 2018, an in ...

EU Moves Toward Group II Quota

EU Moves Toward Group II Quota

Lube Report EMEA - November 19, 2019

The European Commission last week adopted a quota for API Group II base oil imports, determining that volumes above 400, ...

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More Base Oils in European Pipeline

Lube Report EMEA - November 19, 2019

API Group I rationalization continues to occur in Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States - with more ...

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Russian Greases Divergent in Quality

Lube Report EMEA - November 5, 2019

Imports are on the rise in Russias grease market, but domestic lubricant makers are trying to displace them by offering ...

Russian Motorists Follow OEM Recommendations

Russian Motorists Follow OEM Recommendations

Lube Report EMEA - October 29, 2019

Russian motorists who purchase motor oil most often consider factors such as original equipment manufacturers recommenda ...

Russias Motor Oil Demand Inching Up

Russias Motor Oil Demand Inching Up

Lube Report EMEA - October 22, 2019

Russias motor oil consumption is expected to rise by a compound annual rate of 1.4 percent through 2024 as the countrys ...

Greif Opens IBC Plant in Russia

Greif Opens IBC Plant in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - October 8, 2019

Greif, an American manufacturer of industrial packaging, expanded its operations in Russia with a second intermediate bu ...

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Energy Demand Forecast to Fall in Europe

Lube Report EMEA - September 24, 2019

Energy demand will decrease 11 percent in Europe and 5 percent in Russia and the Caspian region between 2017 and 2040, a ...

Russia Veers to Group II and III

Russia Veers to Group II and III

Lube Report EMEA - August 6, 2019

Like others around the world, Russias lubricant market is shifting toward API Group II and Group III base oils, and a co ...