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Lopal Ramps Up Battery Materials Strategy

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2022

Chinese lubricant marketer Lopal Technology Co. said recently that it is accelerating its previously stated strategy of ...

Raw Material Prices Impact Earnings

Raw Material Prices Impact Earnings

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2022

Raw material prices were a common theme in the earnings of Japan’s KH Neochem and Yushiro Chemical for the quarter end ...

Brazil Base Oil Output Rises

Brazil Base Oil Output Rises

Lube Report Americas - June 8, 2022

Brazil’s base oil production – mainly API Group I – increased by 5% in April, while imports dropped by almost 30%, ...

Safety-Kleen Rebrands Base Oils

Safety-Kleen Rebrands Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - June 8, 2022

Safety-Kleen has rebranded its rerefined base oils, putting them under the Kleen+ name that emphasizes their reduced car ...

Some Suppliers Exit Russia, Others Don’t

Some Suppliers Exit Russia, Others Don’t

Lube Report EMEA - June 7, 2022

Several foreign lubricant brands – including BP’s Castrol – are disappearing from the Russian market, but others a ...

Chevron Phillips to Add New PAO Unit

Chevron Phillips to Add New PAO Unit

Lube Report EMEA - June 7, 2022

Chevron Phillips Chemical said today it will build a new polyalphaolefins unit in Beringen, Belgium, in response to grow ...

Lukoil Replaces Shell with Teboil

Lukoil Replaces Shell with Teboil

Lube Report EMEA - June 7, 2022

The Torzhok, Russia, lubricant factory that Lukoil bought recently from Shell will produce products to be marketed under ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created significant supply obstacles for the base oil industry in Europe and beyond, ...

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

A research institute has developed two real-time methods for measuring the homogeneity of lubricating greases. What do t ...

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Azelis Acquires India Distributors

Lube Report Asia - June 3, 2022

Specialty chemicals distributor and service provider Azelis reached agreements to buy two related distributors in India ...

Lube Production Jumps in Japan

Lube Production Jumps in Japan

Lube Report Asia - June 3, 2022

Japan’s lubricants production and domestic lubricant demand both surged by almost 50% in April, compared to the same m ...

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Apar Rides Economy to Better Profits

Lube Report Asia - June 3, 2022

Indian transformer oil supplier Apar Industries reported large increases in net profit and in revenues from its transfor ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Increases

U.S. Base Oil Output Increases

Lube Report Americas - June 1, 2022

Base oil production in the United States rose 15% in March, compared to the same month last year, and was 17% higher tha ...

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Petrobras Agrees to Sell Lubnor Refinery

Lube Report Americas - June 1, 2022

Petrobras announced last week an agreement to sell its Lubnor refinery in Fortaleza, Brazil, to a consortium of companie ...

Lube Factory Destroyed in Rocket Attack

Lube Factory Destroyed in Rocket Attack

Lube Report EMEA - May 31, 2022

The war in Ukraine has caused and continues to cause horrendous damage. Among the casualties is a lubricants manufacture ...

Fuchs Buys Stake in Electrolytes Start-up

Fuchs Buys Stake in Electrolytes Start-up

Lube Report EMEA - May 31, 2022

German independent lubricants maker Fuchs Group entered the battery market by acquiring 28% of the shares in E-Lyte Inno ...

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Aramco Eyes Valvoline Unit

Lube Report EMEA - May 31, 2022

Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, has approached Valvoline, one of the world’s largest independent lubr ...

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Chevron Lanka Criticizes Government

Lube Report Asia - May 27, 2022

The CEO of Chevron Lubricants Lanka recently criticized the government’s management of the lube industry, questioning ...