Volume 5 Issue 3

Shell, Lukoil Top Russian Survey

A recent survey of Russian motorists found that Shell, Lukoil and ExxonMobil were the most recognized motor oil brands in 2021, the same results as in 2020. It also found that a majority of motorists change the oil once a year.

Custom Content in association with Valvoline

Lab Strengthens Valvoline’s Grease Position

Valvoline continues to cement its status as a leading provider of greases and is proud to have recently received accreditation for its new state-of-the-art laboratory and R&D facility in Krusevac, Serbia.

France Lube Demand Rises

Lubricant demand in France was up year over year in November 2021 for the first time since August and only the second time since May, lifted by substantial increases in demand for passenger car engine oil and industrial lubricants.

EU Car Sales Fell Again in 2020

Passenger car registrations in the European Union declined 2% to 9.7 million units in 2021, despite the record low base of comparison of 2020, due to impacts related to the global semiconductor shortage, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association reported today. “This fall was the result of the semiconductor shortage that negatively impacted car production throughout the year, but especially during the second half of 2021,” ACEA said in a news release. “Indeed, last year total EU ca...

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Moresco Lubricates Fukushima Clean-up

Malaysia Updates Biodiesel Timeline

Castor Oil Distributor Acquired

Briefly Noted

Spain’s Cepsa, which produces base oils and lubricants, reorganized its structure as of Jan. 1 by defining two energy customer-facing business areas – Mobility and New Commerce, and Commercial and Clean Energies – while its refining business becomes its Energy Parks business. Commercial and Clean Energies will serve B2B business management in several segments, including lubricants.