Volume 7 Issue 1

Base Oils Said Unaffected by Porvoo Conversion

Neste announced it will convert its Porvoo, Finland, crude oil refinery to process renewable feedstocks, but that change will not affect the site’s production of API Group III base stocks, according to a Chevron representative.

VMPAvto Opens Small Blending Plant

Russian lubricant maker VMPAvto, recently opened a small factory in Saint Petersburg’s heavily industrialized Kirovsky district, which has port access to the Gulf of Finland.

Germany Demand Declines in October

Germany's finished lubricants demand, including process oils, declined 11% in October, as a year-long trend of falling consumption continued, with the steepest declines occuring in hydraulic, machine and metalworking oils, according to government agency data released today.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Japan Lube Production Fell in November

Rising Group II, III Demand Forecast for Brazil

Shareholders Approve Livent-Allkem Merger

Briefly Noted

Nick Clague joined United Kingdom-based lubricants manufacturer SAR Lubricants this month as technical director.