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China Says U.S. Firms Dump N-propanol

Lube Report Asia - July 31, 2020

China’s Ministry of Commerce announced recently that it will impose punitive tariffs on n-propanol imported by America ...

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Rules Require Diligence from Quick Lubes

Lube Report Americas - July 29, 2020

Enforcement of engine oil and transmission product labeling and receipt requirements that impact quick lubes and their d ...

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ILMA Supports Infrastructure Investment

Lube Report Americas - July 19, 2020

The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association joined a manufacturing coalition urging Congress to advance a long-t ...

Ukraine Lifts Levy on Base Oil Imports

Ukraine Lifts Levy on Base Oil Imports

Lube Report EMEA - July 19, 2020

Ukraine’s government decided to exclude base oils from an import tax implemented in late May, explaining they were mis ...

Indonesia, Honda JV Tangle over Lube Tie-in

Indonesia, Honda JV Tangle over Lube Tie-in

Lube Report Asia - July 17, 2020

A fair trade regulator in Indonesia heard arguments this week in the case of a Honda scooter supplier charged with illeg ...

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2020

By a slender margin, base oil traders stayed within the half-year 200,000 metric ton quota on API Group II imports into ...

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Hindujas in Court Over Ownership

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2020

The Hinduja Group, owner of several lubricant businesses, is embroiled in a dispute between the four aging brothers who ...

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States Sue Over Fuel Economy Rollback

Lube Report Americas - June 17, 2020

Twenty-three United States states and the District of Columbia sued President Donald Trump’s administration at the end ...

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Ajman Emirate Nabs Counterfeiters

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2020

Authorities in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, confiscated 100,000 packs of fake engine oil after a sweep last week on a co ...

Tianhe Delisted from Stock Exchange

Tianhe Delisted from Stock Exchange

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2020

Tianhe Chemicals Group’s listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange was cancelled Thursday after a review panel late last ...

Ukraine Duty Draws Criticism

Ukraine Duty Draws Criticism

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2020

Ukraine lubricant companies contended last week that they are facing a serious financial crisis because of a new base oi ...

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Isla Talks Stalled by Covid-19

Lube Report Americas - May 22, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has delayed negotiations toward a final agreement for the Klesch Group to become operator of Curac ...

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U.S. Lifts Sanctions on Nynas

Lube Report EMEA - May 18, 2020

Nynas AB announced May 12 that Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. sold a 35 percent stake in the company and that the United St ...

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Calumet Returns Payroll Protection Loans

Lube Report Americas - May 15, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners repaid $31.4 million in federal Paycheck Protection Program loans Monday, two weeks ...

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U.S. Lifts Sanctions on Nynas

Lube Report Americas - May 12, 2020

Nynas AB announced Tuesday that Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. sold a 35 percent stake in the company and that the United S ...

Castor Oil Supply from India Resumes

Castor Oil Supply from India Resumes

Lube Report Asia - April 30, 2020

Shipments of castor oil derivatives are flowing from India once again, easing availability of popular grease additives a ...

China VI Emissions Standard Postponed

China VI Emissions Standard Postponed

Lube Report Asia - April 24, 2020

The Chinese government announced on Wednesday a six-month postponement to nationwide implementation of its China VI emis ...