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Contractor Issues Delay Yanbu Upgrade

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Luberef said new API Group II base oils and bright stock production from its Yanbu’al Bahr, Saudi Arabia, plant could be delayed by a year due to financial problems for the main contractor. Read More

Total to Blend Lubricants in Russia

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French oil major Total broke ground Monday on its first lubricants blending plant in Russia, a project that could dovetail with the country’s emphasis on localizing production and reducing reliance on imports. Read More

DIFM Customer Motor Oil Type Awareness High

About 75 percent of do-it-for-me customers are aware of the type of motor oil used for their most recent oil change, while 36 percent of such customers were aware of the oil filter brand used for their most recent oil change, according to NPD Group’s Do-It-For-Me Consumer Report 2016 announced last week. Read More

Briefly Noted

Autocommerce d.o.o. will distribute Hexol’s lubricants in Montenegro, in southeastern Europe.  Brenntag acquired the lubricants business of Tonawanda, New York-based Noco, which supplies lubricants to industries in the northeastern United States and southern Quebec, in Canada. The acquisition doesn’t impact Noco’s energy distribution or retail businesses.