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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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View From The Bridge - Nov 2018

OATS announces its new Managing Director; oil majors reveal strong Q3 results across the board and lubes producers are getting restless over GF-6 delays.

Ford expanding partnership with China's search provider Baidu

Ford and Baidu collaborate further in technology and connectivity in China.

Football is the key to unlocking China market for Gulf Oil.

The first 25 Gulf service stations in China are expected to be operational within the next 12 months thanks to Manchester United link.

Positive third quarter 2018 oil and gas results

BP's highest quarterly results for more than five years demonstrates the trend of increased profits and revenue for oil majors.

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.

Indonesia's mandatory National Standard for Lubricants

The Indonesian National Standard for Lubricants is no longer volunary after 10 years.

Chinese violet cress - a replacement for engine lubricant?

Scientists have discovered two new fatty acids in the Chinese violet cress - which could produce a perfect engine lubricant.

Positive third quarter 2018 oil and gas results

BP's highest quarterly results for more than five years demonstrates the trend of increased profits and revenue for oil majors.

Amazon launches a synthetic motor oil

Amazon enters engine lube market with its Basics Synthetic Motor as Lukoil adds products to the online retailer's list.

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.

Ford expanding partnership with China's search provider Baidu

Ford and Baidu collaborate further in technology and connectivity in China.

Football is the key to unlocking China market for Gulf Oil.

The first 25 Gulf service stations in China are expected to be operational within the next 12 months thanks to Manchester United link.

View From The Bridge - Nov 2018

OATS announces its new Managing Director; oil majors reveal strong Q3 results across the board and lubes producers are getting restless over GF-6 delays.

Chinese violet cress - a replacement for engine lubricant?

Scientists have discovered two new fatty acids in the Chinese violet cress - which could produce a perfect engine lubricant.

View From The Bridge - Nov 2018

OATS announces its new Managing Director; oil majors reveal strong Q3 results across the board and lubes producers are getting restless over GF-6 delays.

Ford expanding partnership with China's search provider Baidu

Ford and Baidu collaborate further in technology and connectivity in China.

Football is the key to unlocking China market for Gulf Oil.

The first 25 Gulf service stations in China are expected to be operational within the next 12 months thanks to Manchester United link.

Positive third quarter 2018 oil and gas results

BP's highest quarterly results for more than five years demonstrates the trend of increased profits and revenue for oil majors.

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.

Indonesia's mandatory National Standard for Lubricants

The Indonesian National Standard for Lubricants is no longer volunary after 10 years.

Chinese violet cress - a replacement for engine lubricant?

Scientists have discovered two new fatty acids in the Chinese violet cress - which could produce a perfect engine lubricant.

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