Shell remained the worlds largest supplier of finished lubricants last year for the 12th consecutive year, ahead of ExxonMobil, BP, Total and Chevron, according to a global study by Kline & Co.
Total and Chevron traded places compared to the companys 2016 rankings. Rounding out the top 10 were Chinas twin nationally owned petroleum giants, PetroChina and Sinopec, Japans Idemitsu, German independent Fuchs Petrolub SE and Russian oil company Lukoil. Sinopec and PetroChina swapped places with each other compared to Klines 2016 rankings, while Lukoil edged past JXTG Group into the 10th spot. The top 10 suppliers produced almost 50 percent of all finished automotive and industrial lubricants globally.
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