South America

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Focus on Mexico

Lubes'n'Greases - January 6, 2015

Reform of the country's energy sector in 2014 opened the door for new business opportunities and players, but also usher ...

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Latin America: Ripe for Gas Engine Oils

Lubes'n'Greases - November 26, 2014

Latin American end users are eagerly buying gas-fueled reciprocating engines to get the electricity they crave. And that ...

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Latin America Steps on the Gas

Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2014

As the region turns to natural gas to jump-start its electricity growth, gas engine oil suppliers are jostling for a sha ...

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Chevron Adds Group II Hub in Brazil

Lube Report - September 10, 2014

Chevron U.S.A. Inc.s Brazilian affiliate has established the companys first API Group II base oil supply hub in South Am ...

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Brazils Surprising Strength

Lubes'n'Greases - April 23, 2014

The country's lubricants market rose in volume by 8.3 percent in 2013, yet GDP grew just 2.3 percent. Why such startling ...

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Brazilian Lubes Boomed in 2013

Lube Report - March 26, 2014

Brazils lubricant oils market reached 1.37 million tons in 2013, which represents growth of 8.3 percent over 2012. The n ...

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Lubricant Demand in BRIC Countries

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 18, 2014

Brazil, Russia, India and China have little in common, but the economic performance of these countries is of prime impor ...

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Warren Sues Smitty’s over Bogus ATF

Lube Report - March 5, 2014

Warren Oil is suing Smittys Supply Inc. for trade dress and trademark infringement on its automatic transmission fluid s ...

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Cars Drive Brazils Lube Demand

Lube Report - January 22, 2014

A booming automotive market has pulled Brazils lubricant demand to sixth largest in the world, according to an IHS repor ...

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BRIC Countries Recover

Lube Report - January 1, 2014

BRUSSELS-The $1 trillion economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China all have different development drivers and potenti ...

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Will Brazil’s Downdraft Chill Region?

Lube Report - December 25, 2013

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Two or three years of slow growth in Brazil may drag down the whole South American lubricant m ...

Finished Lubes to Recover in Latin America

Finished Lubes to Recover in Latin America

Lube Report - September 25, 2013

Despite economic slowdown and political uncertainty that has hindered key countries in the region, demand for finished l ...

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Venezuela Eyes Group II

Lube Report - July 3, 2013

State-run Petrleo de Venezuela S.A. announced it will produce 6,500 barrels per day of API Group II base oil at its Amua ...

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Gulf Amps up Argentina Lube Plant

Lube Report - April 24, 2013

Gulf Oil Argentinas 6,000 metric tons per year lubricants blending plant in Le Reja, Argentina, last week reached full p ...

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U.S. Base Oil Capacity Stays Steady

Lube Report - April 17, 2013

Base oil capacity in the United States totaled 218,000 barrels per day on Jan. 1, compared to 217,300 b/d a year earlier ...

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Flooding Idles YPF Base Oil Unit

Lube Report - April 10, 2013

Argentinas state-owned YPF halted production at its API Group I plant in La Plata last week after a heavy rainstorm floo ...

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Stay Flexible Is Key to Success

Lube Report - January 3, 2013

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Petro-Canada, the Americas only major producer of both API Group II and Group III base oils, s ...

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Argentina Blasted for YPF Nationalization

Lube Report - April 18, 2012

Spanish refiner Repsol and Spains government blasted Argentinas decision to nationalize oil and gas company YPF SA, whic ...