Mexico

Kline: Latin America Demand on Upswing
Heavy duty towing vehicle pulls a large bulldozer along an access road in the Santa Rita open pit Chino mine in Mexico to excavate copper ore. © Underawesternsky / Shutterstock.com

Kline: Latin America Demand on Upswing

Lube Report Americas - October 5, 2022

Finished lubricant demand in Latin America and the Caribbean rebounded in 2021 to pre-pandemic levels – reaching 3.9 m ...

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Mexico Nationalizes Lithium Industry

Lube Report Americas - April 20, 2022

Mexico’s government nationalized the country’s nascent lithium industry this week as legislators approved President ...

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Mexico Says Fuel Smuggling has Jumped

Lube Report Americas - April 13, 2022

A Mexican government agency complained recently that fuel smuggling in the country has more than doubled since 2018 and ...

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Pemex to Boost Base Oil Output

Lube Report Americas - January 19, 2022

After years of reduced production, Mexico’s government wants state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos to raise its output of ba ...

Canadian Pacific Closes on Merger

Canadian Pacific Closes on Merger

Lube Report Americas - December 15, 2021

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. announced yesterday the completion of its $31 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern, ...

Is Latin America Down for the Count?

Is Latin America Down for the Count?

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Last year, governments around the globe scrambled to dodge the economic effects of stay-at-home orders, increased unempl ...

Mexican Standard Modernizes Requirements

Mexican Standard Modernizes Requirements

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

Mexico’s new engine oils standard launched in mid-June introduced test methods and technical requirements to help ensu ...

Use of Base Oil Brokers Rises in Mexico

Use of Base Oil Brokers Rises in Mexico

Lube Report Americas - June 17, 2020

Close to two-thirds of base oil sold by United States refiners into Mexico is transacted through brokers, according to f ...

Base Oils Burgeoning in Brownsville

Base Oils Burgeoning in Brownsville

Lube Report Americas - February 5, 2020

Base oil trade through the U.S. border city of Brownsville, Texas, is booming, thanks to growing demand in Mexico and a ...

Car Sales Mixed in Latin America

Car Sales Mixed in Latin America

Lube Report Americas - February 5, 2020

Vehicle sales for last year were up in Brazil and Colombia but down in Mexico, Argentina and Chile, according to data fr ...

Mexican Standard Promotes Fair Practices

Mexican Standard Promotes Fair Practices

Lube Report Americas - January 15, 2020

A new engine oil standard that takes effect in Mexico in mid-2020 should help promote fair competition in the country's ...

Pemex Plant Said to Need Investment

Pemex Plant Said to Need Investment

Lube Report Americas - December 18, 2019

The future of Mexico's state-run base oil plant will be troubled if the government continues to ignore investing in the ...

Mexico to Revamp Motor Oil Standards

Mexico to Revamp Motor Oil Standards

Lube Report Americas - December 4, 2019

The Mexican government is preparing to publish new national engine oil standards that are modeled on those in the United ...

Shell Tops North American Competition

Shell Tops North American Competition

Lube Report Americas - October 30, 2019

Shell was the largest North American lubricants supplier in 2018, beating out ExxonMobil and Chevron, according to consu ...

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Shell, CISA Form JV for Mexicos Lube Market

Lube Report Americas - August 21, 2019

Shell Lubricants and Comercial Importadora, S. de R.L. de C.V. - known as CISA - recently announced a new joint venture ...

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BASF Expands Antioxidants Capacity

Lube Report Americas - January 23, 2019

BASF increased lubricant antioxidant capacity at its Puebla, Mexico, site to keep up with growing demand for additives t ...

Mexico Ups Motor Oil Standards

Mexico Ups Motor Oil Standards

Lube Report Americas - December 19, 2018

Starting next year, passenger car and heavy-duty diesel engine oils sold in Mexico will be required to meet standards th ...