South America


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...