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Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

The EU has imposed rounds of strict sanctions on Russian oil products. How will the bans affect base oil supply in the b ...

Japan Demand Jumped in June

Japan Demand Jumped in June

Lube Report Asia - July 29, 2022

Japan’s consumption of finished lubricants jumped 27%, and production swelled by 37% in June, compared to the same mon ...

Farm Equipment Evolving in China

Farm Equipment Evolving in China

Lube Report Asia - July 29, 2022

China’s agricultural machinery sector is likely to see big improvements in oils for tractors and harvesters thanks to ...

Apar Profit Doubled in Quarter

Apar Profit Doubled in Quarter

Lube Report Asia - July 29, 2022

Indian transformer oil supplier Apar Industries reported increases of more than 100% in net profit and a 24% jump in rev ...

Additive

OQ Gives Final Approval for Expansion

Lube Report Americas - July 27, 2022

OQ Chemicals said Tuesday it reached a final investment decision to build additional propionic aldehyde capacity as well ...

France Demand Rose in May

France Demand Rose in May

Lube Report EMEA - July 26, 2022

France’s lubricant consumption rose 9% to 45,368 tons in May, compared to the same month last year, according to data ...

Italy Recycles Close to Half of Lubricants

Italy Recycles Close to Half of Lubricants

Lube Report EMEA - July 26, 2022

Italy recycled 98% of used lubricating oils collected in the country in 2021 – the fifth straight year that it met or ...

Additive

Blending Plant Opening in Northern China

Lube Report Asia - July 22, 2022

A company in Northeastern China has finished constructing a blending plant designed to make fluid lubricants formulated ...

Moresco’s Specialty Lube Sales Increase

Moresco’s Specialty Lube Sales Increase

Lube Report Asia - July 22, 2022

Japanese specialty lubricant producer Moresco Corp. reported improved sales for its specialty lubricants for its first f ...

South Korean Base Oil Exports Fall

South Korean Base Oil Exports Fall

Lube Report Asia - July 22, 2022

South Korea exported 22% less base oil volume in June, compared to the same month last year, but the declared value of t ...

API Drafts Sustainable Practice for Lubes

API Drafts Sustainable Practice for Lubes

Lube Report Americas - July 20, 2022

A special committee of the American Petroleum Institute is drafting a recommended practice for calculating the environme ...

Additive

Afton Expands Additives Plant

Lube Report Americas - July 20, 2022

Afton Chemical Corp. announced today that it completed a $70 million expansion at its lubricant additive factory in Saug ...

U.S. Hits EV Tipping Point

U.S. Hits EV Tipping Point

Lube Report Americas - July 20, 2022

Uptake of electric vehicles in the United States has passed the 5% tipping point, setting the world’s second-largest a ...

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 ...

Maximus Expands in East Africa

Maximus Expands in East Africa

Lube Report EMEA - July 19, 2022

Indian lubricants blender Maximus International Ltd. plans to triple its production capacity in East Africa, the company ...

Big Additive Suppliers Halt Sales in Russia

Big Additive Suppliers Halt Sales in Russia

Lube Report EMEA - July 19, 2022

The world’s main suppliers of lubricant additive packages have stopped supplying Russia, two industry consultants told ...

Thailand Develops Palm Transformer Oil

Thailand Develops Palm Transformer Oil

Lube Report Asia - July 15, 2022

Thailand’s National Energy Technology Center is heading a consortium working to develop biobased transformer oils form ...

Additive

SK Signs on to Rerefining Effort

Lube Report Asia - July 15, 2022

SK Lubricants and South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy signed a memorandum of understanding last week ...