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Definition: Lubricants (Code 3282)


Lubricants are hydrocarbons produced from distillate by product. They are mainly used to reduce friction between bearing surfaces. Lubricants also cover finished grades of lubricating oil, from spindle oil to cylinder oil, and those used in greases, including motor oils and all grades of lubricating oil base stocks.
Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 on energy statistics, Eurostat Product Classification And Joint International Energy Agency/Eurostat/United Nations Economic Commission For Europe Oil Annual Questionnaire (OilAQ)