Brazil

Thirst Increases for Motorcycle Oils
A traffic jam of cars and motorcycles in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. © Alf Ribeiro / stock.adobe.com

Thirst Increases for Motorcycle Oils

Lube Report Americas - October 14, 2020

The global motorcycle oils market is projected to grow by a compound annual rate of 1.5% to 2% during the next four year ...

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Brazil Court Orders Halt to Refineries Sale

Lube Report Americas - September 23, 2020

Brazil’s top court ordered a temporary halt this week to efforts to divest eight refineries owned by national oil comp ...

Decarbonization Could Boost EV Sales

Decarbonization Could Boost EV Sales

Lube Report Americas - September 16, 2020

Electric vehicles could make up 90% of the United States’ passenger vehicle fleet by 2050 if the government and consum ...

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Sale of Petrobras’ Lubnor Delayed

Lube Report Americas - August 19, 2020

Petrobras said recently that the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed its efforts to sell a naphthenic base oil plant in the Br ...

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

For the quarter ending June 30, Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP reported a net profit, while Quaker Chemical, Hol ...

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Base Oil Plant Studied in Brazil

Lube Report Americas - July 15, 2020

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

Lube Demand Drops in Brazil

Lube Demand Drops in Brazil

Lube Report Americas - June 8, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has hammered Brazil’s finished lubricant industry, a consultant said this week, causing a sharp ...

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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 ...

Brazil’s Refinery Sell-off Plan Hits Phase Two

Brazil’s Refinery Sell-off Plan Hits Phase Two

Lube Report Americas - September 25, 2019

Brazils state-run oil company Petrobras has started the second phase of a plan to sell controlling stakes in eight oil r ...

Brazil Selling Refineries with Base Oils

Brazil Selling Refineries with Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - July 31, 2019

Arguing that privatization will lead to cheaper energy products, the administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonar ...

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FTC Tells Quaker Chem, Houghton to Divest

Lube Report Americas - July 24, 2019

The United States Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday that it will require Quaker Chemical and Houghton Internati ...