Volume 7 Issue 6

November Bump for U.S. Base Oil Exports

The United States exported 74% more in November than the same month last year and also imported 36% more base oil, according to government agency data released Jan. 31.

Afton Profit Down for Quarter, Up for 2023

Afton Chemical suffered drops in sales and operating profit for the fourth quarter plus a dip in sales for the full year of 2023 but achieved a healthy increase in operating profit on the year due to selling prices and favorable product mix.

Lubes’n’Greases February Issue Available

Discover how extended producer responsibility in India might affect rerefining in the country, how the automotive industry is impacting base oil demand in Brazil as well as how a Dutch startup is producing fatty acids from food waste.

Brazil Base Oil Imports Jump in December

Brazil’s base oil imports volume surged 48% in December, compared to the same month last year, while the full-year 2023 total was up 9% from 2022’s total, a government agency reported.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Shell to Produce Group III in Germany

Eni to Shutter Livorno Base Oil Plant

Hindustan Mulls Spin-off of Lubes Business


An article in the Feb. 1 issue incorrectly implied that a licensing agreement between BASF and Lubrizol covers all of the Emgard and Plurasafe lines. Lubrizol will produce and distribute only Emgard 2946; Emgard CL 4046 and 4068; Emgard EP WG 680; Emgard HT CL 5220 and 5320; Plurasafe CL 6032, 6046 and 6068; Plurasafe P 44; and Plurasafe WGF 200 E.