Regulations

Estimates of EU Group II Imports Criticized

Estimates of EU Group II Imports Criticized

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2020

The European Commission seems to be determined to uphold the semestral quota on duty-free API Group II base oil imports, ...

PdVSA Lube Chief Arrested

PdVSA Lube Chief Arrested

Lube Report Americas - March 13, 2020

The president of Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.’s lubricant business was one of several company officials arrested early ...

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Nynas Clears Reorganization Hurdle

Lube Report EMEA - March 13, 2020

Nynas AB cleared a significant hurdle in its reorganization efforts last week after the United States Office of Foreign ...

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Sri Lanka Chases Unauthorized Lubes

Lube Report Asia - March 6, 2020

A Sri Lankan government agency raided 15 retail shops in mid-February and confiscated unauthorized lubricants as part of ...

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IPAC Wins Case Against Distributor

Lube Report Americas - March 4, 2020

Lubricant additive supplier IPAC said last week that it has won two arbitration decisions against a former distributor a ...

Lubrizol Vows to Fight Charges

Lubrizol Vows to Fight Charges

Lube Report EMEA - March 3, 2020

Lubrizol will vigorously defend itself against charges of lax safety standards and pollution filed by French prosecutors ...

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Canada Permits Use of Toxic Chemical

Lube Report Americas - February 12, 2020

The Canadian government decreed this month that it will permit 9-octadecenoic acid (Z)- compound with (Z)-N-9-octadeceny ...

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Midterm Review Unlikely for Group II Quota

Lube Report EMEA - February 4, 2020

It is unlikely that the European Commission will review the new duty-free API Group II base oil import quota that it ado ...

Brexit Complicates U.K. Lube Industry

Brexit Complicates U.K. Lube Industry

Lube Report EMEA - February 4, 2020

The United Kingdom formally left the European Union on Jan. 31, triggering a transition period until the end of this yea ...

Amalie Awaits Settlement Approval in Lawsuit

Amalie Awaits Settlement Approval in Lawsuit

Lube Report Americas - January 29, 2020

Amalie Oil Co. and the plaintiffs of a class action lawsuit against the company have asked a Florida circuit court to gr ...

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Nynas Outlines Reorganization Next Steps

Lube Report EMEA - January 28, 2020

Nynas AB disclosed details and the next steps surrounding the companys reorganization efforts last week, including an at ...

Belarus Halts Exports of Base Oils, Lubes

Belarus Halts Exports of Base Oils, Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - January 14, 2020

Belarus halted exports of base oils and finished lubricants this month in an effort to mitigate a potential energy crisi ...

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Nynas Regains Access to Bank Accounts

Lube Report EMEA - January 14, 2020

Nynas AB regained access to its bank accounts and will pay off expenses incurred during the past month, taking a step to ...

IMO 2020 Changes Shipping Rules

IMO 2020 Changes Shipping Rules

Lube Report Asia - January 10, 2020

The International Maritime Organizations IMO 2020 regulation was implemented at the start of the year, heralding big cha ...

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Nynas Files for Reorganization Protection

Lube Report EMEA - December 17, 2019

Nynas AB, one of the worlds largest suppliers of naphthenic base stocks, filed for reorganization protection in a Swedis ...

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IMO 2020 Brings Increased Base Oil Freight Costs

Lube Report EMEA - December 17, 2019

Compliance with the looming IMO 2020 will impact the cost of freight for African lubricant blenders, and some were advis ...

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Base Oil Quota Pressures European Market

Lube Report EMEA - December 10, 2019

Following the European Commissions adoption last month of a quota on duty-free API Group II base oil imports, industry s ...

IMO 2020 Approaches

IMO 2020 Approaches

Lube Report Americas - November 27, 2019

With the IMO 2020 regulation on marine fuels scheduled to take effect in just over a month, vessel operators and ports a ...