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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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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.

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.

View From The Bridge - Jan 19

The IEAs Global oil predictions could mean a new way of working for refiners and producers; heavy trucks are in the spotlight for the latest emissions clamp-down, putting manufacturers under more pressure.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

View From The Bridge - Jan 19

The IEAs Global oil predictions could mean a new way of working for refiners and producers; heavy trucks are in the spotlight for the latest emissions clamp-down, putting manufacturers under more pressure.

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