Volume 3 Issue 30

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

Shell intends to increase the production capacity of its 180,000 tons per year blending plant in Torzhok by 50 percent by 2023, a company official said last week, according to Russian media reports.

Slump, Rebound Forecast for Wind Energy Lubes

The current economic downturn should cause a setback for demand of lubricants used in wind turbines, but the industry should still offer good profits in the longer term, thanks in part to resilient markets such as Germany and Spain, according to an industry consultant.

Recovery Signs for EU Registrations

As pandemic lockdowns eased across Europe, the European Union’s carmakers enjoyed an uptick in registrations of new passenger cars in June, according to monthly figures released recently by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

ExxonMobil Decides on India Blending Plant

S-Oil Earnings Jumped

Isla Refinery Talks Fail Again

Briefly Noted

Henri Nejade, CEO of Brenntag Asia Pacific and member of the management board of Germany-based Brenntag AG, will assume additional responsibility for the chemicals and lubricants distributor in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region starting Sept. 1, for an interim period, succeeding Karsten Beckmann.