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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 ...

Russian Aftermarket Engine Oil Consumption Rises

Russian Aftermarket Engine Oil Consumption Rises

Lube Report EMEA - November 13, 2018

Russian aftermarket motor oil consumption - the volume of engine oils used in passenger vehicles post-sale - amounted to ...

Slow Growth for Russian Motor Oil Demand

Slow Growth for Russian Motor Oil Demand

Lube Report EMEA - November 6, 2018

Russias economy is forecast to continue slowly growing, and that should be enough to spur motor oil demand to increase a ...

Total Opens Blending Plant in Russia

Total Opens Blending Plant in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - October 16, 2018

Total unveiled its new lubricants blending plant in Kaluga, Russia, Monday, saying it will reduce reliance on imports an ...

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Greif Opens Steel Drum Plant in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - October 9, 2018

Greif Inc. opened a new multi-million dollar steel drum production plant in Kaluga, Russia, the company announced last w ...

Gazprom Introduces Packaging Line in Omsk

Gazprom Introduces Packaging Line in Omsk

Lube Report EMEA - September 25, 2018

Gazprom Nefts lubricant blending plant in Omsk, Russia, introduced a packaging line that increases filling capacity and ...

Gazprom Posts Strong First Half Sales

Gazprom Posts Strong First Half Sales

Lube Report EMEA - September 4, 2018

Gazpromneft-Lubricants reported that it sold 319,000 metric tons of base oils and finished lubricants during the first h ...

Rosneft Lubes Sales Grew in 2017

Rosneft Lubes Sales Grew in 2017

Lube Report EMEA - August 28, 2018

Rosnefts sales of what it calls premium lubricants rose by 17 percent to 70,000 metric tons in 2017 thanks to stepped-up ...

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Slack Waxes in Demand in Europe

Lube Report EMEA - August 28, 2018

Slack wax from Russia and Uzbekistan is in high demand and selling for higher prices in Europe due to the holiday season ...

Russia Braces for Possible U.S. Sanctions

Russia Braces for Possible U.S. Sanctions

Lube Report EMEA - August 14, 2018

Sanctions drafted by the United States senate aim to punish Russian oil companies and banks, but Russian sources insist ...

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Russia to Raise Lube Export Duty by 2021

Lube Report EMEA - July 31, 2018

Russian authorities adopted a bill that will increase export tariffs for motor oils, fuels and other distillates by 4 pe ...

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Uzbekistan to Add Group II, III Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - July 24, 2018

Uzbekistan plans to overhaul its obsolete refining capacity to produce API Group II and Group III base oils so that the ...

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Lukoils Lubricant Sales Grew in 2017

Lube Report EMEA - July 10, 2018

Lukoils LLK International sold 863,000 metric tons of finished lubricant products in 2017, up 13.4 percent from 761,000 ...

Poll: Many Russians Ignore Oil Guidance

Poll: Many Russians Ignore Oil Guidance

Lube Report EMEA - June 26, 2018

A survey of Russian motorists indicates that a large proportion of them are not following original equipment manufacture ...

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Titan Adds Grease Plant, Filling Line

Lube Report EMEA - June 19, 2018

Russian industrial lubricants and grease marketer Titan built a new plant in Novocherkassk, introduced a new filling lin ...

Volgograd Gets New Lube Shipping Terminal

Volgograd Gets New Lube Shipping Terminal

Lube Report EMEA - June 19, 2018

Lukoil opened a new modernized loading center for lubricants and bitumen products at its refinery in Volgograd, Russia, ...