Russia

Synthetic Turbine Oils from Russia – Again

Synthetic Turbine Oils from Russia – Again

Lube Report EMEA - June 5, 2018

Rosneft is developing fire-resistant turbine oils for Russias nuclear power plants, a product now imported from the Unit ...

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Oil Collection Tough for Russian Rerefiners

Lube Report EMEA - May 29, 2018

Russian rerefiner efforts to collect used oil are being hindered by the popularity of burning it for fuel and by the ina ...

Russian Toll Blender Expands

Russian Toll Blender Expands

Lube Report EMEA - May 8, 2018

Russian independent lube producer Obninskorgsintez recently opened a new grease plant in Obninsk, Russia, and is enjoyin ...

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Anti-import Policy Aids Russian Marketers

Lube Report EMEA - April 17, 2018

In 2014, confronted with economic sanctions imposed by Western nations, Russias government adopted a policy that encoura ...

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Police Raid Fake Motor Oil Operation in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - March 27, 2018

Russian police this week broke up an alleged a counterfeit motor oil distribution ring accused of defrauding oil compani ...

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Gazpromneft Sells More Motor Oil in 2017

Lube Report EMEA - March 20, 2018

Russian Gazpromneft-Lubricants last year increased sales of its flagship G-Energy branded motor oil products by 12 perce ...

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Kazakh Plant on Time Despite Dispute

Lube Report EMEA - March 13, 2018

Lukoil says a blending plant that it is building in Kazakhstan will still open on time early next year, despite a legal ...

Naftan Increases Base Oil Output

Naftan Increases Base Oil Output

Lube Report EMEA - March 13, 2018

Belarus oil major Naftan expanded its base oil product portfolio and slightly increased its total base oil production to ...

Russian PAO Plant Restarts

Russian PAO Plant Restarts

Lube Report EMEA - February 27, 2018

A plant in Nizhnekamsk restarted its polyalphaolefin production after an eight-year hiatus that was due to lack of feeds ...

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Sasol Completes Wax Expansion

Lube Report EMEA - February 13, 2018

Sasol completed an expansion of its Fischer-Tropsch wax plant in Sasolburg, South Africa, the company announced early la ...

Shell Still Aims High in Russia

Shell Still Aims High in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - February 13, 2018

Shell, the worlds leading lubricant marketer, has seen its business in Russia grow slower than intended, but it still co ...

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Lukoil Lubes Expand in Russia, Europe

Lube Report - December 27, 2017

Russian lubricant marketer Lukoil launched its key European brand Genesis in Russia last week, reaffirming its grip on t ...

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Russias Oldest Grease Brand Sold

Lube Report - November 29, 2017

Russian Chemical Co. bought exclusive rights to manufacture and market Rikos products, one of the countrys oldest grease ...

Economy to Boost Russias Motor Oil Consumption

Economy to Boost Russias Motor Oil Consumption

Lube Report - November 29, 2017

MOSCOW - Russias motor oil consumption is poised to increase around 8 percent by 2022, as the countrys economy enters a ...

Russian Lubes Through a Global Lens

Russian Lubes Through a Global Lens

Lube Report - November 8, 2017

MOSCOW - Russias lubricant market is expected to rebound after a period of stagnation in the countrys economy and low co ...

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Gazprom Eyes Pakistan Expansion

Lube Report Asia - October 31, 2017

Gazpromneft-Lubricants last week confirmed it plans to expand its network of fast lube and car maintenance stations into ...

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Russian Titan Prepares to Produce Greases

Lube Report - October 11, 2017

Russian petrochemicals manufacturer Titan is preparing to produce greases at its 12,000 tons per year annual capacity pl ...

Lukoil Grows its Marine Oil Business

Lukoil Grows its Marine Oil Business

Lube Report - September 27, 2017

Russian lubricant marketer Lukoilexpects to increase its share in the global marine oil market on the heels of increased ...