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Mexico Restricts Base Oil Imports
A petroleum products truck in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. © photo-denver

Mexico Restricts Base Oil Imports

October 25, 2023

At least some lubricant manufacturers in Mexico were said to be scrambling with disruptions in base oil deliveries after ...

South America Demand Forecast to Outpace North

South America Demand Forecast to Outpace North

October 11, 2023

North America’s finished lubricant demand is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 0.8% out to 2032, held bac ...

Latin America Base Oil Market Still Lagging

Latin America Base Oil Market Still Lagging

March 1, 2023

The Latin American base oil market is going through a challenging time as its top economies – Brazil and Mexico – un ...

U.S., Canada Want in on Mexican Lithium

U.S., Canada Want in on Mexican Lithium

January 25, 2023

Leaders of Mexico, the United States and Canada all have called for private businesses from the latter two companies to ...

U.S. Leads North America’s Rebound

U.S. Leads North America’s Rebound

November 30, 2022

North American lubricant demand in 2021 almost recovered to pre-pandemic levels, driven by strong growth in the United S ...

Kline: Latin America Demand on Upswing

Kline: Latin America Demand on Upswing

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

June 17, 2020

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

Car Sales Mixed in Latin America

Car Sales Mixed in Latin America

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 ...

Base Oils Burgeoning in Brownsville

Base Oils Burgeoning in Brownsville

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 ...

Mexican Standard Promotes Fair Practices

Mexican Standard Promotes Fair Practices

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

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 ...