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Orlen to Recycle Plastics into Polymers

Orlen to Recycle Plastics into Polymers

Lube Report EMEA - September 14, 2021

Polish oil major PKN Orlen and KBR, an engineering and technology company based in Houston, recently signed a letter of ...

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Lub-rref to Build Group II Rerefinery

Lube Report Asia - September 10, 2021

Lub-rref announced that it will redirect most of the funds from its initial public stock offering to build a second wast ...

Hindustan Petroleum Sales Down

Hindustan Petroleum Sales Down

Lube Report Asia - September 10, 2021

Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. reported that its sales of lubricants and greases declined 2% for the 2020-2021 fiscal ye ...

Profits Up for Chevron Lanka

Profits Up for Chevron Lanka

Lube Report Asia - September 10, 2021

Chevron Lubricants Lanka Plc reported increases in profits and sales for the quarter ending June 30, compared to the sam ...

Brazil Base Oil Imports Jumped in July

Brazil Base Oil Imports Jumped in July

Lube Report Americas - September 8, 2021

Brazil’s base oil production was up 13% and its base oil import volumes were up by more than 150% in July, compared to ...

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June Productive for U.S. Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - September 8, 2021

United States refiners churned out a robust 5.7 million barrels of base oil in June, according to new data from the U.S. ...

EU Plans to Lower Group II Quota

EU Plans to Lower Group II Quota

Lube Report EMEA - September 7, 2021

The European Commission plans again next year to narrow an import duty exemption for API Group II base oils from nations ...

SKF Lands Lubrication Filtration Firm

SKF Lands Lubrication Filtration Firm

Lube Report EMEA - September 7, 2021

SKF announced Sept. 1 that it completed the acquisition of Efolex AB, a manufacturer of Europafilter-branded industrial ...

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Russia Exported Less Base Oil in July

Lube Report EMEA - September 7, 2021

Russian base oil export loadings by rail and river dropped 12% in July, compared to June, caused by falling demand in ex ...

Japan Lubes Output Keeps Climbing

Japan Lubes Output Keeps Climbing

Lube Report Asia - September 3, 2021

Japan’s lubricant consumption and production were both higher in July than in the same period last year and remained a ...

China Center to Develop Additives, Lubes

China Center to Develop Additives, Lubes

Lube Report Asia - September 3, 2021

An independent Chinese refiner and an academic institution have agreed to establish a research center to develop lubrica ...

Automakers Request Supplement to SP

Automakers Request Supplement to SP

Lube Report Americas - September 1, 2021

Several automakers formally requested that the American Petroleum Institute’s Lubricants Group develop a supplement to ...

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Industry Weathers Scare from Ida

Lube Report Americas - September 1, 2021

The United States lubricant industry seemed to largely dodge a major scare as facilities along the Gulf of Mexico coast ...

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Huntsman Boosts Amines Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2021

Huntsman Corp.’s Performance Products division will expand its manufacturing facility in Petfurdo, Hungary, to meet gr ...

Nigeria Mandates Lube Monitoring

Nigeria Mandates Lube Monitoring

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2021

Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources is collaborating with the Standards Organization of Nigeria to curb supply ...

Gazpromneft Sales Grew in First Half

Gazpromneft Sales Grew in First Half

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2021

Gazpromneft-Lubricants reported larger automotive and industrial lubricant sales volumes for the first half of this year ...

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July Strong for South Korean Base Oils

Lube Report Asia - August 27, 2021

South Korea exported a greater volume of base oils in July, compared to the same month last year, while the declared exp ...

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Thai Oil

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Thai Oil

Lube Report Asia - August 27, 2021

GS Caltex’s lube division, Thai Oil Group’s base oil business and KH Neochem’s performance materials segment all r ...