Russia

Withdrawn Brands Still Popular in Russia

Withdrawn Brands Still Popular in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - January 3, 2023

Western oil companies may have pulled out of Russia, but they remain among the country’s most recognized motor oil bra ...

Russian Base Oil Exports Said to Be Down

Russian Base Oil Exports Said to Be Down

Lube Report EMEA - December 27, 2022

Russian refiners are bracing for the impact of the European embargo for their petroleum products including base oils and ...

Gazprom Group II and III Plant Nearly Complete

Gazprom Group II and III Plant Nearly Complete

Lube Report EMEA - December 20, 2022

Gazpromneft-Lubricants’ new 220,000 metric tons per year API Group II and III base oil plant is almost completed, with ...

South Korean SIT Joins Flock to Russia

South Korean SIT Joins Flock to Russia

Lube Report EMEA - November 15, 2022

South Korean lubricant marketer startup Seoul Innovative Technologies Corp. recently began to have lubricants produced i ...

Additive

Russian Blender to Expand

Lube Report EMEA - October 18, 2022

Russian independent lube maker Nordoil plans to expand its lubricant production site near Moscow to help fill the supply ...

Podcast 2: Just When Things Got Back to Normal

Podcast 2: Just When Things Got Back to Normal

Lubes'n'Greases - October 17, 2022

Just when things looked like they were getting back to normal, the conflict in Ukraine prolonged base oil market uncerta ...

Sanctions Further Restrict Russian Exports

Sanctions Further Restrict Russian Exports

Lube Report EMEA - October 11, 2022

The European Union introduced a new set of sanctions against Russia last week that restricts Russian oil and petroleum p ...

Kirei Vows to Make Additives for Russia

Kirei Vows to Make Additives for Russia

Lube Report EMEA - October 4, 2022

Kirei Chemical LLC, an Anglo-Russian company headquartered in London, announced it is building a lubricant additive fact ...

Russian Base Oil Exports Decrease

Russian Base Oil Exports Decrease

Lube Report EMEA - September 27, 2022

Russia exported less base oil in June and July, compared to February, as shipments to Europe dwindled under the barrage ...

Additive

Russia Shifts to Chinese Additive Imports

Lube Report EMEA - September 13, 2022

The volume of lubricant additives imported into Russia fell more than 70% in March, following the country’s invasion o ...

Western Lubricant Additive Makers Exit Russia

Western Lubricant Additive Makers Exit Russia

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2022

The Big Four additive suppliers have reportedly exited the Russian market. How might this exodus affect finished lubrica ...

Russian Lube Production Close to 2020 Level

Russian Lube Production Close to 2020 Level

Lube Report EMEA - August 30, 2022

Russia produced around 600,000 metric tons of finished lubricants in 2021, a slight increase from the previous year, acc ...

Big Additive Suppliers Halt Sales in Russia

Big Additive Suppliers Halt Sales in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - July 19, 2022

The world’s main suppliers of lubricant additive packages have stopped supplying Russia, two industry consultants told ...

Cupper Builds Blending Plant

Cupper Builds Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2022

Russian independent lubricant maker Cupper plans to build a lubricant blending plant in Dzershinsk, in Russia’s Nizhny ...

Russian Car Sales Forecast to Slump

Russian Car Sales Forecast to Slump

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2022

Sales of new passenger cars in Russia are expected to plummet to about 454,000 vehicles in 2022, a 67% decline from the ...

Some Suppliers Exit Russia, Others Don’t

Some Suppliers Exit Russia, Others Don’t

Lube Report EMEA - June 7, 2022

Several foreign lubricant brands – including BP’s Castrol – are disappearing from the Russian market, but others a ...

Lukoil Replaces Shell with Teboil

Lukoil Replaces Shell with Teboil

Lube Report EMEA - June 7, 2022

The Torzhok, Russia, lubricant factory that Lukoil bought recently from Shell will produce products to be marketed under ...

Agency Approves Shell Sale to Lukoil

Agency Approves Shell Sale to Lukoil

Lube Report EMEA - May 24, 2022

Russia’s antitrust regulator approved last week Lukoil’s purchase of Shell’s retail and lubricants business in the ...