Brazil

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 ...

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Earnings Improve at Cosan, Calumet

Lube Report Americas - August 14, 2019

Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP reported a smaller net loss and decreased sales for the second quarter, while Cos ...

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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Brazil’s 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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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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U.S. Energy Demand Flat to 2040

Lube Report Americas - March 20, 2019

The United States energy demand is projected to remain essentially flat out to 2040, down just 1 percent, and Brazils is ...

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Cosan Caps 2018 with Strong Fourth Quarter

Lube Report Americas - February 20, 2019

Moove - Cosans lubricant production and distribution arm - capped off an auspicious run in 2018 with a strong fourth qua ...

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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 ...

Brazils Economy Gradually Recovers

Brazils Economy Gradually Recovers

Lube Report Americas - July 11, 2018

After several years of tribulation, Brazils economy is making a much-awaited recovery. An economist said recently that t ...

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Base Oil Imports Jump in Brazil

Lube Report Americas - July 4, 2018

Base oil imports to Brazil have increased sharply in 2018, jumping 38 percent in the first five months of the year compa ...

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Brazilian Market Bouncing Back

Lube Report Americas - June 27, 2018

After several years of decline, Brazil's lubricant industry is showing signs of reviving, according to speakers at an in ...

Petrobras Expansion Moving Forward

Petrobras Expansion Moving Forward

Lube Report Americas - April 11, 2018

Petrobras blending plant in Duque de Caxias, Brazil, will be one of the worlds five largest when an expansion there is c ...