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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 ...

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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 ...

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Brazils Lube Market Rebounds

Lube Report Americas - June 19, 2019

Lubricant demand in Brazil jumped to 399,000 metric tons for the first four months of this year, a 5 percent increase co ...

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Calumet Sells Biosynthetic Technologies Stake

Lube Report Americas - June 5, 2019

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. sold its year-old investment in Biosynthetic Technologies in March, according t ...

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Profits Up for Calumet, Cosan

Lube Report Americas - May 15, 2019

Calumet Specialty Product Partners L.P. reported net income of more than $16 million for the first quarter, much improve ...

Chemicals Regulation Looms in Brazil

Chemicals Regulation Looms in Brazil

Lube Report Americas - April 3, 2019

Brazils government is considering a proposed overhaul of its regulations of chemicals - a step that would be in line wit ...

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South America Survives Without PdVSA Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - February 6, 2019

The sidelining of base oil plants operated by Venezuelas national oil company may be crippling that nations lubricant in ...

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Croda Gains Leverage in Brazil

Lube Report Americas - October 3, 2018

Croda International is seeing the fruits of its strategic investments in Brazil, with subsidiary Croda do Brasil complet ...