Volume 6 Issue 17
Finished lubricant imports to Russia underwent large shifts last year in the countries of origin due to fallout over the nation’s invasion of Ukraine. Asian countries and Turkey replaced the European Union members as the largest sources of those products, according to B2X, a Moscow-based consultancy on the Russian lube industry.
The Union of the European Lubricants Industry announced this month that it helped resolve a complaint about Mercedes Benz saying that customers were required to use its genuine engine oil to service one of its car models. After discussions with the Brussels association, the automaker amended statements that Sprinter owners were mandated to use its own brand of oil to keep warranties in effect.
The April issue of features a special report on sustainability. Discover how wind assistance may affect the future of marine lubricants, as well as how the performance gap between environmentally acceptable lubricants and their conventional counterparts is becoming ever smaller.
Lubricant consumption in France decreased to 41,273 tons in February, 2% less than the same month last year, Paris-based Professional Lubricants Center reported April 17. Automotive lubricants consumption was flat, while industrial lubricant demand tailed off 9% and process oils demand rose 15%.