Saint Petersburg, Russia-based Gazprom Neft increased its finished lubricants sales to 90,000 tons in the first quarter ending March 31, a 28.6 percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2019. The company launched six new products and got approval for its Gazprom Ocean–branded marine lubricants by original equipment manufacturer Wartsila-Sulzer.
Rome, Italy-based lubricant blender and base oil producer Eni appointed Claudio Descalzi as CEO and general manager. Gazpromneft Marine Lubricants expanded its Mediterranean network to 27 ports in Greece, 7 ports in Egypt and 20 ports in Turkey. Chemical company Oxea changed its corporate name to OQ Chemicals as part of its final integration into OQ, the brand entity of a new energy company formed at the end of 2019 under the leadership of Oman Oil Co. and Orpic Group. Oxea became part of Oman Oil Co. in 2013.