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UK EV Bonanza Casts Shadow on PCMO Future
Tesla’s Model 3 was the second-best selling car in the United Kingdom in 2021. ©Hadrian

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 ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Brexit Outcomes The U.K decreed that it would finally leave the EU on Jan. 31, 2020. This date would allow for a tran ...

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Pandemic, Finances Burden Hydrodec

Lube Report EMEA - February 9, 2021

United Kingdom-based transformer oil rerefiner Hydrodec Group Plc continues working on a refinancing package for its pla ...

WD-40 Income, Sales Up

WD-40 Income, Sales Up

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

WD-40 Co. reported net income of $23.6 million for the quarter ending Nov. 30, up 94% from $12.2 million in the same per ...

VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol

VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A watchdog of the United Kingdom’s lubricant market has lodged a complaint against a German marketer, contending that ...

Profits Dip for BP, Fuchs

Profits Dip for BP, Fuchs

Lube Report EMEA - November 3, 2020

BP’s lubricants business reported a slight year-to-year decline in profit for the third quarter, and independent lubri ...

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Total to Expand UK Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - August 11, 2020

Total Lubricants last week announced an expansion plan to develop and upgrade its blending plant site in Ferrybridge in ...