Environment, regulatory and standards


China to beat US machine lubes consumption; Euro laws could have global impact

China's developing economy may soon surpass the US in specialist machine lubricants consumption, but new Euro metal laws could have significant impact on metalworking fluids.

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Environment, regulatory and standards, Europe, Lubes tech, N America

31st October, 2015        

CNPC develops National V gasoline

Chinese oil major meets and exceeds the latest fuel regs with new production batch

Tags: China, CNPC, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes tech, PetroChina

23rd August, 2013        

Chinese Association to probe foreign automakers’ pricing

CADA to investigate luxury car brand pricing to mainland China

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes marketing

23rd August, 2013        

Urea could solve fuel transition to China's National IV standard.

New science could help reduce NOx emissions for heavy trucks and commercial vehicles

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes tech

23rd August, 2013        

Sinopec products gain international certification

Eco-friendly lubes to help Sinopec into overseas markets

Tags: bio lubes, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, Great Wall, Lubes tech, Sinopec

21st August, 2013        

Eight cities likely to introduce car-buying restrictions

Chinese cities stung into action by recent emissions reports

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes tech

28th July, 2013        

VW and GM failed to qualify for ‘green’ energy subsidies

Auto giants fall short of requirements and unlawfully gain financial benefits

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, GM, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

28th July, 2013        

China to raise retail fuel prices - again!

Oil majors set to benefit from latest gas and diesel price rises.

Tags: China, Dexos, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

28th July, 2013        

Chinese firms producing better quality lubes

Domestic standards are improving lubes products.

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

21st June, 2013        

National IV standard to have big impact in lubes industry

New emissions regs could have significant effect on Chinese lubes production and consumption

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes tech

19th June, 2013        

NDRC reverses foreign investment policy decision

Incentives back on the table for potential overseas auto investors

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

19th June, 2013        

China Eastern completes first test flight using biofuel

Chinese airline compares biofuel with regular avgas and finds no noticeable difference in performance.

Tags: Aviation, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes tech

24th May, 2013        

Kunlun to focus on better quality lubes

Chinese lubes maker to drop low-quality product in the face of quality competition.

Tags: China, CNPC, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes marketing

24th May, 2013        

Ecuador to lease Amazon to Chinese oil cos

Close to one third of the Amazonian rainforest could be leased for Chinese exploration

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, S America

23rd April, 2013        

More changing of the guard in China

CNPC and Development Bank bosses move into new roles

Tags: China, CNPC, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

22nd April, 2013        

China may reform oil pricing mechanism

State legislators examining possible pricing regs to smooth impact of global oil price fluctuations

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes marketing

22nd March, 2013        

China considers new policies to encourage EV purchasing

Failure to stimulate sales leads to governmental rethink on electric and hybrid policies

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, OEM Equipment

22nd March, 2013        

China to implement new carbon taxes

Five-year plan to try and curb emissions through taxation.

Tags: carbon capture, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

22nd March, 2013        

Penglai 19-3 to reopen after oil spills

Bohai Bay field ready to operate again after major spill in 2011.

Tags: China, CNOOC, ConocoPhillips, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

22nd February, 2013        

CNOOC-Nexen deals wins U.S. approval

The oil sands deal has overcome its final major hurdle on the way to completion

Tags: China, CNOOC, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, North America, shale

22nd February, 2013        

China sets timetable for new fuel standards

Anti-pollution legislation is set a four year schedule

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes tech

20th February, 2013        

Smog in the city

Beijing pollution major concern as it reaches record levels

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

23rd January, 2013        

US renews China-Iran exemption as imports soar

Latest regulatory decision means China continues imports from Middle East nation.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Middle East

23rd January, 2013        

Scrappage payments increased

Chinese authorities extend 'cash-for-clunkers' scheme to help in battle against polution

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, OEM Equipment

23rd January, 2013        

PetroChina to buy JV stake in Encana for $2.2bn

China major takes another bite out of Canada's oil patch.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, North America, PetroChina, shale

30th December, 2012        

CNOOC-Nexen deal far from done

Canada's largest shale oil deal still has a long way to go before completion, despite government approval.

Tags: China, CNOOC, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, North America, shale

28th December, 2012        

China may open crude futures to foreign investors

Pressure for new regulation to open crude markets to overseas investors

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

28th December, 2012        

Ford-Mazda split spins new partnerships

One joint venture ends but another begins for Sino-US carmakers

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Ford, Japan, Mazda, OEM Equipment

24th December, 2012        

New LPG tax rules worrying

China's new tax regulations could threaten the domestic LPG market.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

24th December, 2012        

Jaguar Land Rover Chery JV receives NDRC approval

Major Sino-European automotive venture is given government approval

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, test

21st November, 2012        

Construction stops at Zhenhai plant

People power halts Sinopec plans for new chemical facility

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Sinopec

21st November, 2012        

Tough times ahead for Chinese automakers

Nation's car manufacturers face internal and overseas challenges.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Toyota, Volkswagen

21st November, 2012        

Chinese carmakers cutting corners to success

Chinese manufacturer's cut the frills to deliver 'good-enough' products

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation

25th October, 2012        

China strengthens recall system

New regulations to curb sale of defective vehicles

Tags: automotive industry, Chevrolet, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th October, 2012        

CNPC starts work on $19.9bn gas pipeline

West East pipeline adds to China's Asian gas imports

Tags: Asia, China, CNPC, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th October, 2012        

Nexen bid clears hurdle

CNOOC's bid for Canada's Nexen has cleared a major legal hurdle on the way to completion.

Tags: China, Corporate News, Environment, regulatory and standards, North America, shale

10th October, 2012        

China may spend $373bn for energy savings

China is planning to reduce emissions with a massive spend on conservation projects.

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th September, 2012        

Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum considers IPO

Shale oil and gas producer reveals ambitious plans for the future.

Tags: China, Corporate News, Environment, regulatory and standards, shale

24th September, 2012        

US files trade complaint against Chinese auto parts exports

President Obama takes a hardline stance on alleged Chinese car part subsidies.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, N America, Obama

24th September, 2012        

Typhoon causes minor oil spill

China's 13th storm causes ship spill.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, marine

24th August, 2012        

Boeing to refine Chinese “gutter oil” into biofuel

Aircraft maker innovates with China's used cooking oil.

Tags: Aviation, bio fuels, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation

24th August, 2012        

Wanxiang's US battery investment raises IP issues

China's Wanxiang's planned investment in a US battery maker is good news for A123 Systems, but causes unease over IP.

Tags: China, electric vehicles, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, North America

22nd August, 2012        

Singapore and China exempt from Iran sanctions

US sanctions do not apply after significant reduction in oil purchases

Tags: Asia, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Middle East

24th July, 2012        

Guangzhou now 4th Chinese city to cap car sales

Further pollution regulations as South China city clamps down on vehicles

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

21st July, 2012        

No more “blue sky days”

Beijing puts and end to 'blue sky' measure of air quality

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th June, 2012        

Shanghai license plate auction hits record high

Private car demand and emissions regs clash in auction for new licence plates.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th June, 2012        

China dithers on new scrappage incentives

China may - or may not - re-introduces scrappage scheme to help overcome sales slump.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th June, 2012        

Supertankers face delays as China fills oil reserves

A shipping jam is underway Chinese ports as imports arrive to replace the Iranian oil gap.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Middle East

29th May, 2012        

Strict emissions standards increase palladium consumption

Stricter emissions regs in China's auto industry is driving up the cost of Palladium.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

15th May, 2012        

Sinopec gains approval for Galp deal

Chinese Government gives go-ahead for acquisition of Galp's Brazilian unit.

Tags: Brazil, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

14th May, 2012        

Argentina looks to Petrobras after nationalising Repsol-YPF

Argentina surprised the oil and finance world by 'nationalising' YPF, scuppering a potential Sinopec deal and is now looking to Brazil's Petrobras for production investment

Tags: Brazil, Chevron, China, ConocoPhillips, Environment, regulatory and standards, Repsol, S America, Sinopec, Total

21st April, 2012        

China opens up to foreign car insurers

Foreign auto insurers are rushing to capitalise on China's relaxation of regulations.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Europe, North America

19th April, 2012        

Ethanol plant gets go-ahead

Celanese gains approval for Najing ethanol plant

Tags: additives, bio fuels, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

19th April, 2012        

ConocoPhilips increases compensation as CNOOC announces Bohai find

ConocoPhilips and CNOOC have reached agreement with fishermen for spill compensation as CNOOC announces a new Bohai oil find

Tags: China, CNOOC, ConocoPhillips, Environment, regulatory and standards

19th April, 2012        

Shanxi goes green

China's coal capital turns to alternative, green industries in an effort reduce dependency on single income source.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

27th March, 2012        

China fuel prices rise for the second time in two months

Rise in crude costs forces government action to hike prices for gasoline and diesel.

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, PetroChina, Sinopec

26th March, 2012        

China halts Airbus orders

New EU emissions regulations could put major purchase deal on ice.

Tags: Aviation, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Europe

26th March, 2012        

China rejects EU emissions programme

China bans airlines from entering EU's green levy on long-haul flights

Tags: Aviation, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Europe

27th February, 2012        

China to promote EV sales

Electric vehicles set to overtake hybrids by 2:1 ratio

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

23rd February, 2012        

China vehicle recall rules to become more stringent

New regulations make make recalls and suspension more common for vehicles in China

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

23rd February, 2012        

ConocoPhillips to pay for spill

CNOC has agreed significant compensation payments for last year's Bohai oil spill

Tags: China, CNOOC, ConocoPhillips, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

27th January, 2012        

Road pollution takes its toll

Pollution on China's roads is increasing the death rates.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

23rd January, 2012        

Afton opens new research lab

Additives specialist offers Asian support through new China lab.

Tags: additives, Afton Chemical, Asia, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation

20th January, 2012        

Zhejiang to benefit from massive investment

Zhejiang Province is set to benefit from massive domestic investment from China's major oil producers.

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes news, PetroChina, Sinopec

19th January, 2012        

Shell and Tsinghua University research

Shell Lubricants has joined Tsinghua University for new friction and surface research

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation, Lubricants, Shell

27th December, 2011        

CNOOC finishes year with another leak

A subsea pipeline leak ends CNOOC's year on a down beat.

Tags: China, CNOOC, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

27th December, 2011        

Beijing adopts tougher emissions standards

China's capital aims for highest vehicle emissions standards in 2012

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

27th December, 2011        

South America takes increasing loans from China

Oil guarantees will repay billion dollar loans to two Latin American countries.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, S America

19th December, 2011        

Senior managers for face charges over oil spill

Individual managers face charges over China's worst oil spill

Tags: China, CNPC, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

19th December, 2011        

China oil firms to set fuel prices

National oil producers given freedom to set refined prices themselves.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

16th November, 2011        

Chemical giant seeks billion dollar Shanghai IPO

Sinochem is turning to the Shanghai market to raise massive fund injection.

Tags: China, Corporate News, Environment, regulatory and standards

16th November, 2011        

China drives jet fuel development programmes

Scientists work on high performance fighter jet lubes and commercial biofuel testing.

Tags: Aviation, bio fuels, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation, North America, PetroChina

14th November, 2011        

Bohai oil spill caused by negligence

Latest report claims South China Sea leak was due to inadequate operating procedures.

Tags: China, CNOOC, ConocoPhillips, Environment, regulatory and standards

14th November, 2011        

Government gets tough on auto subsidies

The Chinese government toughens auto subsidies to further reduce emissions.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th October, 2011        

Another spill in Bohai Bay

CNOOC reports a new oil spill in the waters of Bohai Bay.

Tags: China, CNOOC, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

20th October, 2011        

China Cuts Fuel Price to Tackle Inflation

China reduces fuel prices for the first time this year to help reduce the country's inflation.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, PetroChina, Sinopec

19th October, 2011        

Pollution closes battery plant

A Shanghai battery plant has been closed because of accusations of lead pollution leakage

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

30th September, 2011        

Report reinforces lubes and wear link

A new report reinforces the link between high-grade lubes and vehicle engine wear

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards

23rd September, 2011        

China now has 100 million cars

China now second largest car market as vehicle ownership soars

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards

21st September, 2011        

China Oil Spill escalates as ConocoPhillips faces law suits

Questions remain over the Bohai oil spill as new leaks appear and private and state lawsuits are threatened.

Tags: China, CNOOC, ConocoPhillips, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

22nd August, 2011        

New Tax Reforms on China's Oil and Gas

Levies on China's energy industries could be significant under new reforms

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

27th July, 2011        

Refinery fires in China and Russia

CNPC refinery catches fire in Liaoning Province and a furnace explodes at Gazprom's Omsk plant.

Tags: China, CNPC, Environment, regulatory and standards, Gazprom, Russia

25th July, 2011        

Guiyang to restrict car sales

Guiyang is set to follow Beijing in restricting car sales in the city.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th July, 2011        

Bohai Oil Spill Area Still Increasing

North China sea oil spill continues to seep and spread according to the SOA

Tags: China, CNOOC, ConocoPhillips, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th July, 2011        

Bad months for China oil safety

Two major oil spills in China's Bohai Sea is followed by a CNOOC refinery explosion.

Tags: China, CNOOC, ConocoPhillips, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

15th July, 2011        

Transport Ministry clamps down on overloading problem

Overloading of trucks is causing havoc on China's roads, but tougher penalties are looming.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

15th July, 2011        

China springs Stage 4 emissions date

July 1 has been announced as the mandatory date for all gasoline vehicles to meet China IV emissions standards

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards

1st July, 2011        

Biodiesel boost for Zhengzhou

Zhengzhou is planning to boost the use of biodiesel over the next five years using local oil waste.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, waste

17th June, 2011        

Beijing offers scrappage incentives as car sales set to rise

Beijing is set to introduce a vehicle scrappage scheme in an effort to reduce pollution as JD Power predicts boom in China car sales

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards

17th June, 2011        

Energy talks looking positive for Russia and China

Gas negotiations are set for a positive outcome while oil pipeline prices are agreed.

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, Gazprom, Russia

16th June, 2011        

BP publishes 2011 Statistical Review

BP World Energy Review shows energy consumption rebounding with China overtaking the US as the world's largest consumer.

Tags: BP, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, oil prices

10th June, 2011        

China lubes guide to change practice

A new commercial lubricants guide is set to raise standards of lubes use across the sector.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation

11th May, 2011        

China plans fight against air pollution

China, Beijing and the automotive manufacturers lay out their plans for combating and controlling emissions.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

11th May, 2011        

South Asia set to grow for environment-friendly lubes

A new report shows growth potential for S.Asia in environment-friendly lubricants

Tags: Asia, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubricants

29th April, 2011        

Marine lubes need innovation

Marine lubes need innovative performance lubes as costs and regulations change shipping use.

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation, marine, Total

21st April, 2011        

Local solution to Vietnam 'bike oil recycling

A Vietnamese scientist has found a local mineral solution for recycling motorcycle lubes

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation, Lubricants

14th April, 2011        

Eu Commission lays out 2050 transport 'road map'

The European Commission has published its White Paper on Tranport, setting goals for the EU to 2050.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Europe, marine

4th April, 2011        

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