Western Europe

Formulating Bike Lube Systematically
Photo: gielmichal/stock.adobe.com Bicycle gears and rear derailleur

Formulating Bike Lube Systematically

Lube Report EMEA - July 10, 2020

A British supplier of bicycle cleaning products devised a process to determine the performance characteristics of chain ...

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European Grease Volumes Drop

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2020

Europe reported slightly lower grease production in 2019, according to a survey conducted by the United States-based Nat ...

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2020

By a slender margin, base oil traders stayed within the half-year 200,000 metric ton quota on API Group II imports into ...

Brit Business Calls for Sustainable Recovery

Brit Business Calls for Sustainable Recovery

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2020

Shell and BP are among 150 signatories of a letter to United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging the U.K. govern ...

Dire Times Forecast for Industry

Dire Times Forecast for Industry

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2020

The lubricant industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and demand could remain depressed at least into 2022, ...

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VLS Cites Hyperdrive Engine Oil

Lube Report EMEA - June 21, 2020

United Kingdom-based Verification of Lubricant Standards announced last week that it reported an engine oil marketed by ...

May Car Sales Still Low in EU

May Car Sales Still Low in EU

Lube Report EMEA - June 21, 2020

There are signs of moderate recovery in May for passenger car registrations across the European Union, according to the ...

VLS Starts Testing Program

VLS Starts Testing Program

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2020

A United Kingdom organization that polices engine oils accused of violating performance claims or industry specification ...

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Localities Faulted for Response to Rouen Fire

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2020

A French Senate inquiry last week blasted local and regional governments’ response to the September 2019 blaze at a Lu ...

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Covid-19 Flattens EU Car Sales

Lube Report EMEA - May 22, 2020

Passenger car registrations in the European Union dropped a record 76 percent in April to 270,682, compared to April las ...

IMO 2020 Causes Shift to Low-Sulfur Fuels

IMO 2020 Causes Shift to Low-Sulfur Fuels

Lube Report EMEA - May 22, 2020

Maritime emissions regulations that took effect at the start of this year led the shipping to shift to low-sulfur fuel o ...

Khmz Reports Increased 2019 Profit

Khmz Reports Increased 2019 Profit

Lube Report EMEA - May 18, 2020

Russian lithium hydroxide producer Khimiko-Metallurgicheskiy Zavod posted more than a tenfold increase of its operating ...

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U.S. Lifts Sanctions on Nynas

Lube Report EMEA - May 18, 2020

Nynas AB announced May 12 that Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. sold a 35 percent stake in the company and that the United St ...

Supply by Spanish Association Dips

Supply by Spanish Association Dips

Lube Report EMEA - May 15, 2020

The 22 associate members of the Spanish Lubricant Association sold 348,000 metric tons of lubricants in the country in 2 ...

Dutch Biolube Start-up Gets Subsidy

Dutch Biolube Start-up Gets Subsidy

Lube Report EMEA - May 11, 2020

The Groningen province in the Netherlands provided a €50,000 (U.S. $54,000) subsidy to support Stadskanaal-based Airgr ...

Spain’s Lube Demand Slightly Down

Spain’s Lube Demand Slightly Down

Lube Report EMEA - May 8, 2020

Spain’s total lubricant consumption decreased 1.5 percent last year to 455,861 metric tons, according to Sigaus, a non ...

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Q1 Profits Down for BP, Fuchs

Lube Report EMEA - May 4, 2020

BP’s lubricants business posted a steep drop in profit for the first quarter, which it attributed primarily to Covid-1 ...