Eastern Europe

Ukraine Duty Draws Criticism
Photo courtesy Azmol Storage tanks at Ukrtaine blender Azmol’s plant.

Ukraine Duty Draws Criticism

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2020

Ukraine lubricant companies contended last week that they are facing a serious financial crisis because of a new base oi ...

EU Moves Toward Group II Quota

EU Moves Toward Group II Quota

Lube Report EMEA - November 19, 2019

The European Commission last week adopted a quota for API Group II base oil imports, determining that volumes above 400, ...

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More Base Oils in European Pipeline

Lube Report EMEA - November 19, 2019

API Group I rationalization continues to occur in Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States - with more ...

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Energy Demand Forecast to Fall in Europe

Lube Report EMEA - September 24, 2019

Energy demand will decrease 11 percent in Europe and 5 percent in Russia and the Caspian region between 2017 and 2040, a ...

Opet Fuchs JV Opens Lube Plant in Turkey

Opet Fuchs JV Opens Lube Plant in Turkey

Lube Report EMEA - September 10, 2019

German-Turkish joint venture Opet Fuchs last week announced the start of operations at its lubricant blending plant in A ...

Romanian Engine Oil Demand on the Rise

Romanian Engine Oil Demand on the Rise

Lube Report EMEA - August 20, 2019

Engine oil demand in Romania increased by 8.8 percent in 2018, compared to the year before, as used car sales spiked ove ...

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Is Russia Banning Lube Exports to Ukraine?

Lube Report EMEA - May 21, 2019

The Russian government last month banned exports of petrochemical products, including lubricants and slack waxes, to Ukr ...

Albania Base Oil Plant Idled

Albania Base Oil Plant Idled

Lube Report EMEA - April 9, 2019

A refinery in Ballsh, Albania, and its associated API Group I base oil plant has been idled since January because of irr ...

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Uzbekistan Mulls GTL Base Stocks

Lube Report EMEA - January 1, 2019

Uzbekistans national oil and gas company said it met with a Chinese construction firm last month to discuss adding a bas ...

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UEIL Forms Sustainability Task Force

Lube Report EMEA - October 30, 2018

The Union of the European Lubricants Industry announced last week the formation of a sustainability task force charged w ...

Serbian Fam Opens Chemicals Plant

Serbian Fam Opens Chemicals Plant

Lube Report EMEA - July 3, 2018

Serbian lube marketer Fam recently opened a corrosion inhibitor and degreaser production unit. The government is now see ...

Modrica Ups Its Base Oil Output

Modrica Ups Its Base Oil Output

Lube Report EMEA - May 15, 2018

Bosnian lube marketer Rafinerija ulja Modrica produced 45,000 tons of API Group III base oils in 2017, up more than 15 p ...

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Carmakers Face Stiff Emissions Fines

Lube Report EMEA - April 24, 2018

The transport sector creates as much carbon dioxide as power generation, but faces far harsher punitive fines, said a re ...

Central, Eastern European Markets Looking Up

Central, Eastern European Markets Looking Up

Lube Report EMEA - January 16, 2018

The economies of countries in Central and Eastern Europe have been relatively buoyant in recent years, making their smal ...