South America

Brazil Base Oil Imports Drop in September

Brazil Base Oil Imports Drop in September

Lube Report Americas - November 2, 2022

Brazil's base oil imports declined 32% in September, compared to the same month last year, according to data released ye ...

Opportunities for Motorcycle Oils in South America

Opportunities for Motorcycle Oils in South America

Lubes'n'Greases - October 31, 2022

How are Latin America’s unique market conditions affecting motorcycle oils, and how can lubricant formulators respond ...

Privatization of Base Oils in Brazil

Privatization of Base Oils in Brazil

Lubes'n'Greases - October 31, 2022

Brazil has sold off two of its three major base oil plants. What might this mean for base oil production and overall mar ...

Brazil Group Offers Engine Oil Training

Brazil Group Offers Engine Oil Training

Lube Report Americas - October 26, 2022

Brazil’s Institute of Automotive Quality launched a technicians training program about automotive lubricants quality, ...

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Recvoil Builds Chile’s First Rerefinery

Lube Report Americas - October 19, 2022

A used oil management organization, in cooperation with fuels and lubricants distributor Enex, broke ground last month o ...

Kline: Latin America Demand on Upswing

Kline: Latin America Demand on Upswing

Lube Report Americas - October 5, 2022

Finished lubricant demand in Latin America and the Caribbean rebounded in 2021 to pre-pandemic levels – reaching 3.9 m ...

Moove Profits Jumped in Second Quarter

Moove Profits Jumped in Second Quarter

Lube Report Americas - August 17, 2022

Moove, the lubricants arm of Brazil-based Cosan, posted higher profits, revenue and sales volume for the three months en ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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% ...

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 ...

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 ...

Brazil Base Oil Output Rises

Brazil Base Oil Output Rises

Lube Report Americas - June 8, 2022

Brazil’s base oil production – mainly API Group I – increased by 5% in April, while imports dropped by almost 30%, ...

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Petrobras Agrees to Sell Lubnor Refinery

Lube Report Americas - June 1, 2022

Petrobras announced last week an agreement to sell its Lubnor refinery in Fortaleza, Brazil, to a consortium of companie ...

Moove to Acquire PetroChoice

Moove to Acquire PetroChoice

Lube Report Americas - May 25, 2022

Cosan’s Moove made a splash this week with an almost half-billion-dollar acquisition for PetroChoice, the largest lubr ...

Moove Posts Higher Profits

Moove Posts Higher Profits

Lube Report Americas - May 18, 2022

Moove, Brazil-based Cosan’s lubricants arm, reported higher profits and revenue despite lower sales volume in the firs ...