Russia

Lukoil Lube Sales Rose in 2018

Lukoil Lube Sales Rose in 2018

Lube Report EMEA - July 30, 2019

Lukoil sold 875,000 metric tons of finished lubricants in 2018, up from 863,000 tons in 2017, according to the Russian c ...

Online Oil Sales Lack Traction in Russia

Online Oil Sales Lack Traction in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - July 23, 2019

Inflation and declining consumer incomes would typically encourage online purchases of lubricants, where prices are norm ...

Domestics Rule Russian Heavy-duty Market

Domestics Rule Russian Heavy-duty Market

Lube Report EMEA - July 16, 2019

Russian lubricant producers supplied 65 percent of heavy-duty engine oils used in the country in 2018, while foreign mar ...

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Intesmo Increased Grease Output

Lube Report EMEA - July 16, 2019

Russian grease marketer Intesmo increased its output by 25 percent in 2018, according to Lukoil, a partner in the joint ...

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Rosneft Lubes Sales Rose in 2018

Lube Report EMEA - July 9, 2019

Rosneft sold 84,000 metric tons of what it calls premium lubricants, up 21 percent from the year before, driven by an ef ...

Russian Toll Blender Ramps Up Grease Output

Russian Toll Blender Ramps Up Grease Output

Lube Report EMEA - June 25, 2019

Russian lubes and greases marketer Obninskorgsintez is ramping up its grease production through robust marketing and exp ...

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Russian Lube Demand on Downward Path

Lube Report EMEA - May 28, 2019

Russian finished lubricants demand was sluggish over the past few years because of an economic recession in the country, ...

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Is Russia Banning Lube Exports to Ukraine?

Lube Report EMEA - May 21, 2019

The Russian government last month banned exports of petrochemical products, including lubricants and slack waxes, to Ukr ...

SK, Taif Said to Talk Cooperation

SK, Taif Said to Talk Cooperation

Lube Report EMEA - May 14, 2019

Taif Group and a sister company of SK Lubricants met in Nizhnekamsk, Russia, last week to discuss the possibility of coo ...

Tatneft to Open New Lube Blending Plant

Tatneft to Open New Lube Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - April 16, 2019

Tatneft plans to open a 200,000 tons per year lubricants blending plant at its Taneco refinery site in Nizhnekamsk, Russ ...

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STR Tecoil Oy Enters Russian Used Oil Market

Lube Report EMEA - March 26, 2019

Finnish rerefiner STR Tecoil Oy plans to start collecting and processing waste lubricants to produce base oils in Russia ...

Slavneft Ramped Up Group III Output in 2018

Slavneft Ramped Up Group III Output in 2018

Lube Report EMEA - March 19, 2019

Russian refining joint venture Slavneft reported that the API Group III portion of its Yaroslavl base oil plant ramped u ...

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Gazpromneft-Lubricants Sales Grew in 2018

Lube Report EMEA - February 26, 2019

Gazpromneft-Lubricants reported that its combined production of base oils and finished lubricants increased 21 percent i ...

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Orgkhim Expands Process Oil Output

Lube Report EMEA - January 29, 2019

Russian chemical producer Orgkhim expanded its process oil production in Uren, Nizhny Novgorod, from 110,000 tons per ye ...

Russian Base Oil Output on Upward Trend

Russian Base Oil Output on Upward Trend

Lube Report EMEA - January 15, 2019

Russia's base oil production increased 3 percent in the first half of 2018, compared to 2017's first half, and the trend ...

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Russian Lube Demand Grew in 2018

Lube Report EMEA - January 15, 2019

Russia's lubricant market had a healthy year in 2018 thanks to growth of the overall economy, including several segments ...

Gazprom Installs Square Storage Tanks

Gazprom Installs Square Storage Tanks

Lube Report EMEA - January 1, 2019

In English, square is slang for old-fashioned and out of touch, but in Russia Gazpromneft-Lubricants says that square ta ...

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Russia Long Way From Adopting EVs and Hybrids

Lube Report EMEA - November 27, 2018

Although internal combustion engines are expected to remain dominant in Russia - where a preference for larger cars and ...