Volume 6 Issue 40

Lukoil Plans Additives, Lubricants Plants

Lukoil’s lubricant arm intends to build two production facilities at its refining complex in Volgograd, Russia – one to make lubricant additives and the second to produce greases and metalworking fluids – according to documents filed recently with the local government.

Germany Lube Demand Slips Again

Germany’s finished lubricants demand, including process oils, declined 13% in June, continuing a year-long trend of monthly decreases, although sales of motor oil, compressor oil and transformer oils experienced upticks, according to government agency data released Sept. 22.

Several EU Members Propose Looser Euro 7

European Union member states last week agreed to push the bloc’s executive arm to relax Euro 7 automobile emissions requirements that it proposed last year, instead calling for restrictions that are little changed from current levels.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Trade Group, Agencies Fight Counterfeiting

PSP Conducts Stock Offering

U.S. Policies Could Spur Industrial Lube Demand

Briefly Noted

Domestic sales of new vehicles in South Africa declined 4% to 46,021 units in September, compared to the same month last year, according to data released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa.