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Mercedes Tightens Oil Specs

Lube Report - April 4, 2012

STUTTGART, Germany – Mercedes-Benz has adopted a wide-ranging upgrade of service-fill engine oil specifications fo ...

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Rowe Builds Blending Plant

Lube Report - April 4, 2012

German lubricant producer Rowe Mineraloelwerk GmbH is building a second blending plant to accommodate the growth of its ...

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Brighter Future for Russian Greases

Lube Report - April 4, 2012

MOSCOW – Russias grease production is expected to grow at an annual rate of 5 to 7 percent after 2014, when new pl ...

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Gazprom Eyes EU Lubes Market

Lube Report - March 28, 2012

Russian lubes producer Gazprom Neft-SM plans to break ground on a 15,000 metric ton per year lubricant blending plant in ...

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Chevron Picks Russian Marine-oil Partner

Lube Report - March 28, 2012

Russias Gazprom will produce Texaco-branded marine oils in Russia for U.S. oil major Chevron, Gazprom Neft said yesterda ...

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Fake Lubes Seized in Philippines

Lube Report - March 28, 2012

Philippine law enforcement officials confiscated 8,878 bottles of counterfeit Castrol lubricants worth U.S. $37,000 duri ...

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Total Cuts Base Oil Output

Lube Report - March 21, 2012

Total temporarily cut base oil production at its Gonfreville, France, refinery on March 10, citing a weak market and eco ...

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U.S. Synlubes on the Upswing

Lube Report - March 21, 2012

U.S. demand for synthetic lubricants and functional fluids will grow more than 8 percent annually to $7.4 billion in 201 ...

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HazComm Standard Revised

Lube Report - March 21, 2012

OSHA yesterday released the final rule revising its Hazard Communication Standard, to align with the United Nations glob ...

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New Lubes JV in Singapore

Lube Report - March 21, 2012

Hup Soon and AP Oil yesterday announced a 50-50 joint venture in Singapore to develop and produce lubricants under a new ...

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Gazproms Lube Sales Rise

Lube Report - March 21, 2012

Russian lubes producer Gazprom Neft-SMs automotive lubricants sales soared in 2011, boosted by new high-end products for ...

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U.S. Base Oil Output Grew 3%

Lube Report - March 14, 2012

Despite a plague of refinery outages and a year-end slowdown, U.S. refiners turned out almost 62 million barrels of base ...

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Enoc Launches UAE Plant

Lube Report - March 14, 2012

Emirates National Oil Co. inaugurated its 105,000 metric tons per year lubricants and grease plant on Monday in Fujairah ...

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Rosneft, Avtovaz Team Up on Lubes

Lube Report - March 14, 2012

Rosneft and Russian automaker Avtovaz signed a fuels and lubricants procurement contract that could lead to development ...

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Ford Issues Engine Oil Spec

Lube Report - March 7, 2012

LONDON – With the help of lubricants ally BP Castrol, Ford has created a proprietary engine oil for its innovative ...

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Cosan Acquisition Targets Europe

Lube Report - March 7, 2012

Brazils Cosan announced last week it is acquiring U.K.-based Comma Oil and Chemicals Ltd., staking a foothold in the Eur ...

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Iraq to Get Shell Lubes

Lube Report - March 7, 2012

Mared Iraqiya, a member of Malia Group, will distribute Shell Lubricants products in Iraq. Iraq is an important market ...

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2011 Healthy Year for Fuchs

Lube Report - February 22, 2012

Fuchs Petrolub AG posted 2011 earnings of 183 million (U.S. $240.7 million) on full-year sales revenue of 1.7 billion, u ...