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ATIEL launches new Compliance Policy

Policy set to firm-up standards compliance for lubes marketers, based on EELQMS.

PSA buys GM's European operations

French car maker buys European manufacturing and brands from US auto giant.

Product fragmentation means more competitive global lubes market

New research from Transparency shows that products from regional lubes makers will increase pressure on an auto lubes market set to be worth $79bn by 2024.

ACEA reveals latest sequences as ATIEL updates Code of Practice

The 2016 ACEA oil sequences are released in conjunction with the ATIEL's 20th Edition Code of Practice.

EU criticises emission reg delays as VW gets all-clear for fix

The European Parliament has criticised a number of countries for dragging their feet over new emissions regulations. Meanwhile VW has been given the go-ahead to repair rigged software.

AV market could top $560bn as Volvo joins with Uber

The overall Autonomous vehicle market could accelerate to become a $560bn industry. Volvo has now signed a deal to develop vehicles with Uber.

Global lubricants demand to continue rising

Annual global lubes and Russian auto lube demand is set to rise to over the next few years according to new reports, with Asia driving manufacturing demand.

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More British parts for British car production

New research has found that manufacturers are boosting investment in the UK automotive supply chain.

Strong prediction for independent Lubes Manufacturers Market

Transparency Market Research predicts Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Market set to reach nearly US$9.5bn by 2025

US Automatic Transmission Fluid Survey reveals quality and integrity issues

Misleading labelling and confusion over ATF specifications have been revealed in the Petroleum Quality Institute of America's Automatic Transmission Fluid Survey.

Japanese auto manufacturers pioneer new lubes specs.

The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) has proposed a new viscosity grade engine oil specification for the Japanese market which is pioneering lower viscosity grade engine oils.

API 1509 revisions approved

The Lubricants Group of the American Petroleum Institute (API) has approved revisions to the API 1509 provisional licensing requirements.

Auto industry pushes electric agenda

OEMS are investing heavily in EVs with Volvo planning to go all-electric, Toyota splitting from Tesla to speed development and SAIC-GM investing billions.

AAA backs synthetic oils

AAA is backing synthetic oils at oil change because of potential long-term cost savings.

Japanese auto manufacturers pioneer new lubes specs.

The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) has proposed a new viscosity grade engine oil specification for the Japanese market which is pioneering lower viscosity grade engine oils.

US Automatic Transmission Fluid Survey reveals quality and integrity issues

Misleading labelling and confusion over ATF specifications have been revealed in the Petroleum Quality Institute of America's Automatic Transmission Fluid Survey.

Strong prediction for independent Lubes Manufacturers Market

Transparency Market Research predicts Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Market set to reach nearly US$9.5bn by 2025

More British parts for British car production

New research has found that manufacturers are boosting investment in the UK automotive supply chain.

API 1509 revisions approved

The Lubricants Group of the American Petroleum Institute (API) has approved revisions to the API 1509 provisional licensing requirements.

Auto industry pushes electric agenda

OEMS are investing heavily in EVs with Volvo planning to go all-electric, Toyota splitting from Tesla to speed development and SAIC-GM investing billions.

AAA backs synthetic oils

AAA is backing synthetic oils at oil change because of potential long-term cost savings.

More British parts for British car production

New research has found that manufacturers are boosting investment in the UK automotive supply chain.

Strong prediction for independent Lubes Manufacturers Market

Transparency Market Research predicts Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Market set to reach nearly US$9.5bn by 2025

US Automatic Transmission Fluid Survey reveals quality and integrity issues

Misleading labelling and confusion over ATF specifications have been revealed in the Petroleum Quality Institute of America's Automatic Transmission Fluid Survey.

Japanese auto manufacturers pioneer new lubes specs.

The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) has proposed a new viscosity grade engine oil specification for the Japanese market which is pioneering lower viscosity grade engine oils.

API 1509 revisions approved

The Lubricants Group of the American Petroleum Institute (API) has approved revisions to the API 1509 provisional licensing requirements.

Auto industry pushes electric agenda

OEMS are investing heavily in EVs with Volvo planning to go all-electric, Toyota splitting from Tesla to speed development and SAIC-GM investing billions.

AAA backs synthetic oils

AAA is backing synthetic oils at oil change because of potential long-term cost savings.

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