Volume 3 Issue 24

Russia’s Grease Output Jumps 50 Percent

Grease production in Russia rose 51 percent in 2019, continuing a four-year growth trend that has been boosted by a government-sponsored drive to replace imported goods with domestic alternatives, according to a market study.

VLS Starts Testing Program

A United Kingdom organization that polices engine oils accused of violating performance claims or industry specifications has stepped up its activities by starting a program to test samples drawn from market.

Ajman Emirate Nabs Counterfeiters

Authorities in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, confiscated 100,000 packs of fake engine oil after a sweep last week on a counterfeit operation in the tiny emirate’s industrial area. The Department of Economic Development’s Control and Consumer Protection Department seized what it described as international trademarked products worth 20 million dirham (U.S. $5.45 million).

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Tianhe Delisted from Stock Exchange

Sakhalin Keen on Natural Gas Transit

Slow Recovery Forecast for U.S.

Briefly Noted

ExxonMobil and Austria-based Innio signed a long-term extension to their global lubricant collaboration agreement for Innio’s natural gas engines. Future plans include release of a new co-branded gas engine oil and other products.