Volume 3 Issue 45

Omsk Refinery Makes Calcium Sulfonate

Gazprom Neft is continuing with a project to add API Group II and III capacity to it refinery in Omsk, Russia, but the site has already begun making lubricant additives.

Zeller+Gmelin Opens Test Lab

German lubricant manufacturer Zeller+Gmelin last week said it fully opened a new high-tech quality control testing laboratory at its headquarters in Eislingen, Germany.

South African Market Begins Rebound

Like many around the world, South Africa’s base oil and lubricants markets were buffeted by an economic lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19, but they have started to rebound, an industry insider said during an online conference last month.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Base Oil Availability Tightens in Asia

Japan Market Shows Recovery Signs

Base Oil Output Fell Back in August

Briefly Noted

Spain’s Repsol reported €8 million (U.S. $9.5 million) higher operating income year-on-year for its lubricants business in the third quarter. Higher margins and lower costs compensated for a drop in sales volumes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company said in its third quarter results statement.