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Petrobras Chile Up for Sale

Lube Report Americas - July 13, 2022

Southern Cross Group, which owns the Petrobras lubricants and fuels business in Chile, has put it on the sales block, ac ...

WD-40 Profit Declines

WD-40 Profit Declines

Lube Report Americas - July 13, 2022

WD-40 reported net income of $14.5 million for the quarter ending May 31, a 31% drop from the same period last year, whi ...

Cepsa Ups Stake in Brazil’s Deten

Cepsa Ups Stake in Brazil’s Deten

Lube Report Americas - July 13, 2022

Cepsa Quimica closed on its acquisition of 27.88% of Deten Quimica from Brazil’s Petrobras, after obtaining authorizat ...

Perstorp Boosts 2-EHA Production

Perstorp Boosts 2-EHA Production

Lube Report EMEA - July 12, 2022

Perstorp Group announced on July 7 that it has increased production capacity of 2-ethylhexanoic acid at its plant in Ste ...

Ardova Reports Jump in Earnings

Ardova Reports Jump in Earnings

Lube Report EMEA - July 12, 2022

Nigerian blender and distributor Ardova Plc’s lubricants and greases segment reported an increase of more than 200% in ...

Battery Swapping Could Unlock E-trucks

Battery Swapping Could Unlock E-trucks

Lube Report Asia - July 8, 2022

Battery swapping could make heavy-duty battery vehicles a viable alternative to diesel, but there are obstacles before t ...

Profits Fall at Lopal, Richful

Profits Fall at Lopal, Richful

Lube Report Asia - July 8, 2022

Chinese lubricant marketer Lopal Tech Co. reported that operating income for its lubricant products segment fell nearly ...

Base Oil Production in U.S. Dips

Base Oil Production in U.S. Dips

Lube Report Americas - July 6, 2022

United States base oils production declined 2% in April, compared to the same month last year, a U.S. government agency ...

Brazil Base Oil Output Jumped in May

Brazil Base Oil Output Jumped in May

Lube Report Americas - July 6, 2022

Brazil’s base oil production, which is mainly API Group I, increased by nearly 20% in May, while imports slipped by 6% ...

ACEA Debuts New Heavy-duty Engine Oil Sequences

ACEA Debuts New Heavy-duty Engine Oil Sequences

Lubes'n'Greases - July 6, 2022

ACEA’s new heavy-duty engine oil sequences have finally been released a year later than their light-duty counterparts. ...

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Shell Sells Jebel Ali Storage Facility

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2022

Shell completed the sale last week of an oil products storage facility in the Jebal Ali Free Zone area of Dubai, United ...

Cupper Builds Blending Plant

Cupper Builds Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2022

Russian independent lubricant maker Cupper plans to build a lubricant blending plant in Dzershinsk, in Russia’s Nizhny ...

Russian Car Sales Forecast to Slump

Russian Car Sales Forecast to Slump

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2022

Sales of new passenger cars in Russia are expected to plummet to about 454,000 vehicles in 2022, a 67% decline from the ...

Profits Drop for Bangladesh Blenders

Profits Drop for Bangladesh Blenders

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2022

Profits tumbled for three Bangladesh lubricant companies – MJL Bangladesh, Lub-rref and Eastern Lubricants Blenders Lt ...

ExxonMobil Continues Group II Expansion

ExxonMobil Continues Group II Expansion

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2022

ExxonMobil is evaluating the possibility of building capacity to make API Group III base oils, according to the head of ...

Japan Demand Dipped in May

Japan Demand Dipped in May

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2022

Finished lubricants consumption in Japan dipped 1%, while production jumped by nearly 60% in May, compared to the same m ...

U.S. Lube Oil Exports, Imports Rose in 2021

U.S. Lube Oil Exports, Imports Rose in 2021

Lube Report Americas - June 29, 2022

The United States exported 33% more and imported more than 110% more automotive, diesel and marine engine lubricating oi ...

Ineos Adds Low-vis, High-vis PAOs

Ineos Adds Low-vis, High-vis PAOs

Lube Report Americas - June 29, 2022

Ineos Oligomers announced this week the startup of its new 120,000-metric-tons-per-year low viscosity polyalphaolefins u ...