Volume 3 Issue 3

Middle East Rerefining Ripe for Growth

The Middle East may be finally kicking its monograde engine oil dependence, but dealing with the disposal of low-grade used oil could galvanize an increase in rerefining plants across the region, an industry insider said.

Lukoil Joint Ventures Post Strong 2019

Lukoil joint venture Intesmos grease production was flat in 2019 compared to the year before, while another of its joint ventures, LLK-Naftan, increased its lube additives production by 6 percent, the company said.

EU Passenger Vehicle Sales Up in 2019

Passenger car registrations across the European Union grew 1.2 percent to more than 15.3 million in 2019, marking the sixth consecutive year of growth, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Under a 3-year agreement, Italys Eni will provide the Coldiretti agricultural organizations associates, consortia, subsidiaries and affiliates with lubricants and greases designed for agricultural machinery, alongside Enis low environmental impact lubricants, which are biodegradable and made from renewable sources. Rome, Italy-based Coldiretti, which has 1.5 million members, represents agricultural entrepreneurs at the national and European level.