Base oils & Lubes

Tatneft starts VHVI-6 loadings

Tatneft started production of Group III 6 cSt base oil (VHVI-6) at the TANECO refinery in Nizhnekamsk. After the installation of the furnace and vacuum column, in addition to the previously produced base oils 2 cSt and 4 cSt, it became possible to produce 6 cSt grade.  According to Argus Media, the nominal crude oil primary […]
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Global lube player to exit Russian market

Shell plans to sell its Russian lubricant blending plant and all its fuel stations in Russia to Lukoil, according to insider’s information. On March 8th, Shell announced its intent to withdraw from Russian oil and gas. By the end of 2022 Shell is planning to completely stop cooperation with Russia.   Shell’s blending plant, located in Torzhok […]
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Russian base oil exports decrease 12% in January

Base oils exports by railroad from Russia dropped 12% compared to the previous month to 109’000 tons of base oils. It is the lowest January volume in three years.  January decline in exports came after record-high exports in December, when they reached 123’000 tons. The main reason for export decrease were congestions in Russian and Baltic […]
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Russian base oil exports rose 21% in December

After an 11-percent drop in November, Russian base oil exports grew by 21% in December. This volatile year with a shortage of supplies ended on a positive note for export: Russia loaded 123’000 tons of base oils overseas, the highest volume in twelve months.   Base oil exports from Black Sea keep growing – from 21’000 […]
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Russian base oil exports dropped by 11% in November

Base oil exports in Russia dropped for the first time since August. In November 2021 Russia exported 102’000 tons of base oils which is 11% less than in the previous month. It is still the highest November base oil export volume since at least November 2015. This year seasonal river exports break started one month earlier than usual which might have affected this drop.   […]
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