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Base Oil Plant Studied in Brazil

Lube Report Americas - July 10, 2020

Two energy start-up companies – Houston-based Oil Group Investments and Rio de Janeiro’s EnP – have agreed to stud ...

YPF Distributes Chevron Base Oils

YPF Distributes Chevron Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - June 28, 2020

Chevron Products Co. announced a base oil distribution agreement with Argentine energy company YPF S.A., adding its seco ...

North American Grease Production Slips

North American Grease Production Slips

Lube Report Americas - June 28, 2020

North American production of lubricating greases seems to have dipped from 2018 to 2019, according to a survey by the Un ...

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Isla Talks Stalled by Covid-19

Lube Report Americas - May 22, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has delayed negotiations toward a final agreement for the Klesch Group to become operator of Curac ...

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Calumet Returns Payroll Protection Loans

Lube Report Americas - May 15, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners repaid $31.4 million in federal Paycheck Protection Program loans Monday, two weeks ...

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U.S. Lifts Sanctions on Nynas

Lube Report Americas - May 12, 2020

Nynas AB announced Tuesday that Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. sold a 35 percent stake in the company and that the United S ...

Coronavirus Constricts Lithium Supplier Livent

Coronavirus Constricts Lithium Supplier Livent

Lube Report Americas - March 24, 2020

Lithium supplier Livent Corp. suspended operations at its two Argentinian facilities this week in accordance with a nati ...

PdVSA Lube Chief Arrested

PdVSA Lube Chief Arrested

Lube Report Americas - March 13, 2020

The president of Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.’s lubricant business was one of several company officials arrested early ...

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Petrobras to Exit Colombia

Lube Report Americas - March 4, 2020

Brazils Petrobras said Tuesday that it plans to sell its fuels and lubricants business in Colombia, part of a broader pl ...

Car Sales Mixed in Latin America

Car Sales Mixed in Latin America

Lube Report Americas - February 5, 2020

Vehicle sales for last year were up in Brazil and Colombia but down in Mexico, Argentina and Chile, according to data fr ...

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Petrobras May Add Group II Production

Lube Report Americas - January 22, 2020

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras is seeking to add API Group II base oil production in the country through new ...

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Petrobras Mulls Additional Lube Production

Lube Report Americas - January 15, 2020

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras is developing a plan to increase lubricant production at its Comperj refinery ...

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Petrobras to Sell Uruguay Business

Lube Report Americas - December 11, 2019

Brazils Petrobras started the process to sell its distribution company in Uruguay so that it can exit the South American ...

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Lanxess Acquires Brazilian Biocide Maker

Lube Report Americas - December 11, 2019

Lanxess acquired Itibanyl Produtos Especiais Ltda., a leading Brazilian manufacturer of biocides, including some used in ...

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PdVSA Secures Short-term Isla Refinery Extension

Lube Report Americas - December 4, 2019

Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. agreed to a short-term lease extension with Refineria di Korsou - the Curacao government ent ...

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Petronas Closes Argentina Plant

Lube Report Americas - October 30, 2019

Malaysias Petronas Lubricants International recently closed its lubricant blending plant near Buenos Aires, Argentina, a ...

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Citgo Under Threat Again After Ruling

Lube Report Americas - October 2, 2019

A United States appeals court lifted a hold Monday on Crystallex International Corp.s efforts to seize shares of refiner ...