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Castrol Invests in EV Batteries, Fluid Research
A BP employee examines a sample of Castrol thermal cooling fluid for electric vehicles. © Photo courtesy BP

Castrol Invests in EV Batteries, Fluid Research

Lube Report EMEA - August 30, 2022

BP earlier this month announced plans to invest up to £50 million to build an electric vehicle battery testing center a ...

Earnings Decrease for Castrol, Conoil

Earnings Decrease for Castrol, Conoil

Lube Report EMEA - August 9, 2022

BP’s Castrol segment reported a decrease in underlying replacement cost before interest and taxes for the second quart ...

Repsol Boosts Startup Nuspec

Repsol Boosts Startup Nuspec

Lube Report EMEA - July 19, 2022

Nuspec Oil, a United Kingdom-based company developing biobased base oils and advancing commercialization of novel rapese ...

Life After Brexit: Business as Usual?

Life After Brexit: Business as Usual?

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Two years after the completion of Brexit, how are lubricant industry players in the United Kingdom faring?

Castrol Profits Rise in 2021, Slip in Q4

Castrol Profits Rise in 2021, Slip in Q4

Lube Report EMEA - February 8, 2022

BP reported that the underlying replacement cost profit before interest and tax for its Castrol lubricants business clim ...

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Infineum Restructures Executive Committee

Lube Report EMEA - February 1, 2022

Infineum announced last week that it is restructuring its executive committee by adding new directors in charge of susta ...

UK EV Bonanza Casts Shadow on PCMO Future

UK EV Bonanza Casts Shadow on PCMO Future

Electric Vehicles InSite - January 14, 2022

Surging electric vehicle sales in the United Kingdom in 2021 has made future demand for automotive lubricant uncertain, ...

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UKLA President Urges More Innovation

Lube Report EMEA - December 21, 2021

Ongoing innovation helps ensure the lubricants industry will continue to play a role as the world transitions to a more ...

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Castrol: Drivers Delay Maintenance

Lube Report EMEA - December 14, 2021

More than half of United Kingdom drivers responding to a recent survey said they have delayed vehicle maintenance such a ...

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Vitol Announces Buyout of Vivo

Lube Report EMEA - November 30, 2021

Africa fuels and lubricants supplier Vivo Energy agreed last week to a $2.3 billion buyout by Netherlands-based energy t ...

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Castrol Slipped in Third Quarter

Lube Report EMEA - November 9, 2021

London-based BP reported an underlying replacement cost profit of $231 million for its Castrol lubricants business befor ...

Infineum Acquires Emulsifiers Business

Infineum Acquires Emulsifiers Business

Lube Report EMEA - August 24, 2021

Infineum has signed a contract to acquire ISCA UK’s emulsifiers business unit in a deal securing the Iscamul emulsifie ...

VLS Resolves Mannol Complaint

VLS Resolves Mannol Complaint

Lube Report EMEA - August 24, 2021

United Kingdom-based Verification of Lubricant Specifications said it has resolved a complaint against German automotive ...

Exol Expands U.K. Factory

Exol Expands U.K. Factory

Lube Report EMEA - June 1, 2021

United Kingdom-based Exol Lubricants announced it has begun redevelopment of its Rotherham site to increase lubricant bl ...

Castrol Aims for Paper Lube Packaging

Castrol Aims for Paper Lube Packaging

Lube Report EMEA - May 25, 2021

Castrol recently announced a partnership with packaging technology company Pulpex – which has developed a technology t ...

Profits Climb for BP, Fuchs

Profits Climb for BP, Fuchs

Lube Report EMEA - May 4, 2021

The first quarter of 2021 was bullish for two of the world’s largest lubricant suppliers, BP’s Castrol unit and Fuch ...

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Rerefiner Delisted from AIM Exchange

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s market for small and medium growth companies, today issued a notice cancelling tradin ...