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Iran: Deal or
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the lubrication point and is heated, though, the
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When in the late 1990s Exxon moved to “merge”
THE OIL THAT CUTS CO2 SUSTAINABILITY
Continued from page 32 BP's cash flows. It's unl
direction for one key brand could simultaneously
Refiners Eye Gold Rush to Iran BY MARK TOWNSEND
Iran's Base Oil Refineries (All Group I)
A STEP UP IN BASE OILS Take your business to th
Continued from page 38 standards for lubricants.
the UAE imports around 35 percent of its base oil
As General Motors Corp.'s vehicle sales climb to
year before to surpass 3.5 million units. The U.S
myriad ATFs in the market that claim to meet univ
specification. For vehicles driven in “severe” us
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