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IEA Scenarios highlight challenges for oil producers

International Energy Agency models show long-term global decline in oil use, but increase in petrochemical opportunities. Refiners will need to integrate more closely with end-producers.

ExxonMobil first petrochem company to win validation

Lubes production plants win global Zero Waste validation Silver standard.

EU emissions goals may threaten automotive industry

Tougher EU emissions targets to 2030 have polarised opinions and have not been well received by the auto industry.

Lubes major questions wheel bearing grease tests

ExxonMobil researchers believe crucial grease tests need updating for modern relevance

Japanese grow impatient as GF-6 delayed again

The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers' Association (JAMA)'s Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) Working Group has announced a target release date for ILSCA GF-6B specification, ahead of ILSAC GF-6.

OEM genuine oil consumption projected to grow

Kline Report says OEM genuine oil consumption is projected to grow as a result of consumer brand loyalty and automakers aiming to increase aftermarket service share.

Scheme plans plastic recycling as lube waste increases

Lubes industry brands fight packaging waste as part of a scheme in New Zealand despite global growth in lube product demand

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Conferences: India & Europe play catch-up as Japan goes ultra-low

Two major conferences in Asia and Europe reveal India is catching up in the high quality lubes market; Europe has work to do in read-across interchange and Japan is preparing ultra-low specs.

View From The Bridge - March 2019

Conference season reveals new lubes trends; the EV market increases its influence and the lubes industry and the battle over diesel continues.

VW claims diesel comeback,despite dismal European figures

Despite an apparent collapse in the diesel car market across Europe, VW claims its diesel orders have increased

India to pass China in 2019 oil consumption

India set to purchase more oil products - particularly gasoline and diesel - than China, making it the world's second largest oil consumer.

Petronas launches hybrid lubes as part of new range

Petronas has entered the lubes market for hybrid cars as it launches its new Syntium range.

Industry 4.0 offers real opportunities for lubes suppliers

Shell research shows lubes suppliers will play an important role in development of Industry 4.0, but there are skills challenges

EVs - the impact on the lubes industry; monthly round-up

Exponential growth in the Electric Vehicle market is forcing significant innovation in the lubes sector. OATS also rounds-up the latest EV news.

VW claims diesel comeback,despite dismal European figures

Despite an apparent collapse in the diesel car market across Europe, VW claims its diesel orders have increased

Industry 4.0 offers real opportunities for lubes suppliers

Shell research shows lubes suppliers will play an important role in development of Industry 4.0, but there are skills challenges

Conferences: India & Europe play catch-up as Japan goes ultra-low

Two major conferences in Asia and Europe reveal India is catching up in the high quality lubes market; Europe has work to do in read-across interchange and Japan is preparing ultra-low specs.

Petronas launches hybrid lubes as part of new range

Petronas has entered the lubes market for hybrid cars as it launches its new Syntium range.

Tesla to close stores and focus online

In an effort to reduce its car prices, Tesla is removing its bricks and mortar stores to focus its marketing online

VW strengthens Microsoft links as automakers turn tech companies

Europe's car makers may be transforming into tech companies, led by VW's expansion of its Automotive Cloud, powered by Microsoft.

India to pass China in 2019 oil consumption

India set to purchase more oil products - particularly gasoline and diesel - than China, making it the world's second largest oil consumer.

Conferences: India & Europe play catch-up as Japan goes ultra-low

Two major conferences in Asia and Europe reveal India is catching up in the high quality lubes market; Europe has work to do in read-across interchange and Japan is preparing ultra-low specs.

View From The Bridge - March 2019

Conference season reveals new lubes trends; the EV market increases its influence and the lubes industry and the battle over diesel continues.

VW claims diesel comeback,despite dismal European figures

Despite an apparent collapse in the diesel car market across Europe, VW claims its diesel orders have increased

India to pass China in 2019 oil consumption

India set to purchase more oil products - particularly gasoline and diesel - than China, making it the world's second largest oil consumer.

Petronas launches hybrid lubes as part of new range

Petronas has entered the lubes market for hybrid cars as it launches its new Syntium range.

Industry 4.0 offers real opportunities for lubes suppliers

Shell research shows lubes suppliers will play an important role in development of Industry 4.0, but there are skills challenges

EVs - the impact on the lubes industry; monthly round-up

Exponential growth in the Electric Vehicle market is forcing significant innovation in the lubes sector. OATS also rounds-up the latest EV news.

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