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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.
Lubes production plants win global Zero Waste validation Silver standard.
Tougher EU emissions targets to 2030 have polarised opinions and have not been well received by the auto industry.
ExxonMobil researchers believe crucial grease tests need updating for modern relevance
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.
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.
Lubes industry brands fight packaging waste as part of a scheme in New Zealand despite global growth in lube product demand
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.
Conference season reveals new lubes trends; the EV market increases its influence and the lubes industry and the battle over diesel continues.
Despite an apparent collapse in the diesel car market across Europe, VW claims its diesel orders have increased
India set to purchase more oil products - particularly gasoline and diesel - than China, making it the world's second largest oil consumer.
Petronas has entered the lubes market for hybrid cars as it launches its new Syntium range.
Shell research shows lubes suppliers will play an important role in development of Industry 4.0, but there are skills challenges
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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