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ACEA Updates Heavy-duty Sequences

ACEA Updates Heavy-duty Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - May 17, 2022

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association published this month an update to its ACEA Engine Oil Sequences for he ...

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec

Lube Report Asia - May 13, 2022

A draft standard for lubricants for heavy-duty engines running on natural gas has cleared the project review stage and b ...

Brazil Base Oils Dipped in March

Brazil Base Oils Dipped in March

Lube Report Americas - May 11, 2022

Brazil’s base oil output – mostly API Group I oils – declined 6% to 44,000 metric tons in March, while base oil im ...

Shell in Talks to Sell Torzhok Plant

Shell in Talks to Sell Torzhok Plant

Lube Report EMEA - May 10, 2022

Shell is negotiating with an unidentified party to sell its lubricant blending plant in Torzhok, Russia, along with its ...

EU to Embargo Russian Oil, Petrochemicals

EU to Embargo Russian Oil, Petrochemicals

Lube Report EMEA - May 10, 2022

The European Union announced last week firm plans to impose an embargo on Russian oil and refined products, including ba ...

Mixed Results for Korean Base Oil Refiners

Mixed Results for Korean Base Oil Refiners

Lube Report Asia - May 6, 2022

S-Oil reported a slight increase in profits for its base oil and lubricants business for the quarter ending March 31, wh ...

Blenders Grapple with China’s Lockdowns

Blenders Grapple with China’s Lockdowns

Lube Report Asia - May 6, 2022

Companies in China’s lubricant industry are striving to continue delivering products to clients during stringent gover ...

Japan’s Lube Production, Exports Steady

Japan’s Lube Production, Exports Steady

Lube Report Asia - May 6, 2022

Japan’s production and exports of lubricants both remained steady throughout the first quarter of this year, while dom ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Up in February

U.S. Base Oil Output Up in February

Lube Report Americas - May 4, 2022

Base oil production in the United States rose by 34% in February, compared to the same month last year, a U.S. governmen ...

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Raizen Closes on Shell Brazil Purchase

Lube Report Americas - May 4, 2022

Brazilian energy company Raizen said last week that it completed its acquisition of Shell’s lubricant business in Braz ...

Profits Down, Sales Up for Fuchs

Profits Down, Sales Up for Fuchs

Lube Report EMEA - May 3, 2022

German lubricant maker Fuchs Petrolub SE posted a first-quarter 6% decline in earnings after tax and a 16% increase in s ...

Technology to Battle Substandard Lubes

Technology to Battle Substandard Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - May 3, 2022

Nigeria’s government and industry have worked for years to staunch the flow of substandard lubricants in the country. ...

Two-wheeler Sales Dip in Indonesia

Two-wheeler Sales Dip in Indonesia

Lube Report Asia - April 29, 2022

Indonesia’s sales and exports of motorcycles fell by double digits in March, compared to the same month last year, but ...

Yanshan Joins Group III Ranks

Yanshan Joins Group III Ranks

Lube Report Asia - April 29, 2022

Sinopec’s Yanshan Petrochemical Co. has begun producing API Group III base oils, joining the growing list of Chinese r ...

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Earnings Keep Rising for SK

Lube Report Asia - April 29, 2022

SK Lubricants posted a 54% year-to-year increase in operating profit for the quarter ended March 31, according to result ...

Ecuador Program Beats Collection Goal

Ecuador Program Beats Collection Goal

Lube Report Americas - April 27, 2022

Ecuador collected 4.1 million gallons of used lubricants in 2021 – a fifth of the amount of lubes it consumes – thro ...

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Peter Greven Boosts Esters Output

Lube Report EMEA - April 26, 2022

German oleochemical supplier Peter Greven GmbH announced last week that it has expanded ester production capacity at its ...

Poland Demand Jumped 10% in 2021

Poland Demand Jumped 10% in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - April 26, 2022

After a pandemic-induced recession in 2020, lubricant demand in Poland rebounded last year as passenger cars returned to ...