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France Lube Demand Slips

France Lube Demand Slips

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2022

Lubricant consumption in France decreased 8% to 44,086 metric tons in April, compared to the same month last year, accor ...

Profits Jump for Sri Lankan Companies

Profits Jump for Sri Lankan Companies

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2022

Chevron Lubricants Lanka Plc. reported hefty increases in profit and sales for the quarter ending March 31, and Lanka IO ...

Vietnam to Cut Tax on Lubes, Greases

Vietnam to Cut Tax on Lubes, Greases

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2022

Vietnam plans to slash its environmental protection tax on lubricants and greases by about one-third to help companies c ...

U.S. Vehicle Ages Rise

U.S. Vehicle Ages Rise

Lube Report Americas - June 22, 2022

The average age of light vehicles in the United States rose 9% to 12.1 years in 2021, from 11.1 years in 2012, and is pr ...

Consortium Seeks Isla Refinery Deal

Consortium Seeks Isla Refinery Deal

Lube Report Americas - June 22, 2022

Refineria di Kursou, the Curacao government agency that owns the Isla Refinery, entered exclusive negotiations with a he ...

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds

Lube Report Americas - June 22, 2022

Lubricating grease production in North America rose 9% in 2021, according to the National Lubricating Grease Institute ...

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Fuchs Merges Germany Units

Lube Report EMEA - June 21, 2022

Fuchs Petrolub SE has merged two subsidiaries in Germany – Fuchs Schmierstoffe GmbH and Fuchs Lubritech GmbH – to fo ...

Maximus Posts Bullish Earnings

Maximus Posts Bullish Earnings

Lube Report Asia - June 17, 2022

Indian lubricants blender Maximus International Ltd. said it had weathered supply chain disruption, competitiveness in p ...

South Korea Base Oil Exports Rise

South Korea Base Oil Exports Rise

Lube Report Asia - June 17, 2022

South Korea’s base oil export volumes rebounded in May, almost 20% higher than in the same month last year, ending a t ...

GP Moving on from Pandemic

GP Moving on from Pandemic

Lube Report Asia - June 17, 2022

GP Petroleums Ltd. Chief Executive Prashanth Achar spoke to Lube Report about navigating and learning from the coronavir ...

Albemarle Ramps Up Lithium Output

Albemarle Ramps Up Lithium Output

Lube Report Americas - June 15, 2022

Albemarle Corp. opened an additional plant Monday at its lithium production site in Antofagasta, Chile, part of a strate ...

U.S. Oil Change Sales Jump

U.S. Oil Change Sales Jump

Lube Report Americas - June 15, 2022

Sales at oil change and lubrication shops in the United States climbed 10% to $6.3 billion in 2021, compared to $5.7 bil ...

Equipment Maker Perma Expands in U.S.

Equipment Maker Perma Expands in U.S.

Lube Report Americas - June 15, 2022

German-based grease and lubrication systems manufacturer H-T-L Perma USA is expanding its production capacity at a new h ...

Perstorp Shifts to Renewable Raw Materials

Perstorp Shifts to Renewable Raw Materials

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2022

Perstorp Group said June 9 that its largest plant in Sweden will convert all polyols derived from petroleum – pentaery ...

Plugging Benefits of Digitalization

Plugging Benefits of Digitalization

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2022

Digitalization of sales and supply activities can help lubricant companies to manage their businesses more efficiently a ...

Happy Blogiversary! One Year of Sustainability Posts

Happy Blogiversary! One Year of Sustainability Posts

Sustainability InSite - June 10, 2022

Contributing editor Apu Gosalia reviews the last 12 months of sustainability and offers guidance for companies' future a ...

Cosmo Product Gains Biomass Mark

Cosmo Product Gains Biomass Mark

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2022

Cosmo Energy Holdings Co. announced recently that its Carboneut-brand 10W-30 diesel engine oil became the first engine o ...

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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 ...