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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.

Latest news

Hurricanes batter US oil production plants

Hurricane Harvey halted around 25% of all US oil production and supply as it swept across Texas. Hurricane Irma added insult to injury.

Total to launch Indian-made motorcycle lube as Petronal expands presence

The French oil major is set to reveal a new motorcycle lube made in India for the domestic market as it increases its Technical Centre output. Meanwhile, Petronas is investing in a grab for Indian market share

Mixed response to global all-electric announcements

The UK has followed France in setting 2040 as the date to go all electric and China is considering the same, but the oil industry remains unconcerned.

View From The Bridge - September 2017

The 'hurricane season' has had a direct and indirect impact on the oil and lubes producers, while global markets are facing some turbulence and the oil majors are being challenged by the independents in the non-conventional base stocks market.

US vehicle market hits dip in the road

New auto sales in the US are continuing to decline, which could have a longer-term impact onthe lubes sector.

Automakers push API to early spec, but SN testing under pressure

API has agreed a 1st January 2018 date to set a new oil standard for the fast developing vehicle engine market. But the organisation revealed the whole SN category is under pressure for testing.

Russia sees oil majors development in refining and retail.

Gazprom's Omsk refinery continues to develop while Shell is set to double its retail sites.

Mixed response to global all-electric announcements

The UK has followed France in setting 2040 as the date to go all electric and China is considering the same, but the oil industry remains unconcerned.

Peugeot launches worlds smallest dealership

The French carmaker has launched an online dealership in an London telephone box to promote its 'Order Olnine' service.

Lubes 'n' Greases launch non-conventional base stocks guide

Lubes 'n' Greases has published a guide listing 210 chemical plants around the world that produce base stocks used in synthetic lubricants.

Total to launch Indian-made motorcycle lube as Petronal expands presence

The French oil major is set to reveal a new motorcycle lube made in India for the domestic market as it increases its Technical Centre output. Meanwhile, Petronas is investing in a grab for Indian market share

Hurricanes batter US oil production plants

Hurricane Harvey halted around 25% of all US oil production and supply as it swept across Texas. Hurricane Irma added insult to injury.

Automakers push API to early spec, but SN testing under pressure

API has agreed a 1st January 2018 date to set a new oil standard for the fast developing vehicle engine market. But the organisation revealed the whole SN category is under pressure for testing.

Russia sees oil majors development in refining and retail.

Gazprom's Omsk refinery continues to develop while Shell is set to double its retail sites.

Hurricanes batter US oil production plants

Hurricane Harvey halted around 25% of all US oil production and supply as it swept across Texas. Hurricane Irma added insult to injury.

Total to launch Indian-made motorcycle lube as Petronal expands presence

The French oil major is set to reveal a new motorcycle lube made in India for the domestic market as it increases its Technical Centre output. Meanwhile, Petronas is investing in a grab for Indian market share

Mixed response to global all-electric announcements

The UK has followed France in setting 2040 as the date to go all electric and China is considering the same, but the oil industry remains unconcerned.

View From The Bridge - September 2017

The 'hurricane season' has had a direct and indirect impact on the oil and lubes producers, while global markets are facing some turbulence and the oil majors are being challenged by the independents in the non-conventional base stocks market.

US vehicle market hits dip in the road

New auto sales in the US are continuing to decline, which could have a longer-term impact onthe lubes sector.

Automakers push API to early spec, but SN testing under pressure

API has agreed a 1st January 2018 date to set a new oil standard for the fast developing vehicle engine market. But the organisation revealed the whole SN category is under pressure for testing.

Russia sees oil majors development in refining and retail.

Gazprom's Omsk refinery continues to develop while Shell is set to double its retail sites.

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