Lubrizol and Lanxess are amongst the latest lubes and additive suppliers to announce new product as the industry faces the challenge of rising development costs to meet the low-viscocity trend.
Tata partners with Valvoline Cummins for exclusive product range, while Saudi Aramco and Hyundai Heavy Industries subsidiaries announce a deal to give Aramco broader downstream growth.
A generally volatile market has led to slightly depressed numbers for most of the oil majors at the start of the year, but their CEOs are confident of being able to manage the volatility.
Lubes production plants win global Zero Waste validation Silver standard.
The first 25 Gulf service stations in China are expected to be operational within the next 12 months thanks to Manchester United link.
Eroding profits and tought legislation have hit the Indian diesel vehicle industry, with consumers also showing price sensitivity.
Lubes industry brands fight packaging waste as part of a scheme in New Zealand despite global growth in lube product demand
BP has entered a joint venture to boost its retail presences across three Chinese provinces as Shell looks to automation technology to help its retail across the region.
New in-car monitor and app could warn motorists of problems and improve servicing.
Saudi Arabia could see 60,000 new vehicle sales per year with the removal of the ban on women drivers.
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
Misleading labelling and confusion over ATF specifications have been revealed in the Petroleum Quality Institute of America's Automatic Transmission Fluid Survey.
Kline research keeps Shell at the top of the lubes market for 2015, but will this remain the case for 2016?
Growth in the automotive sector and purchasing power of consumers is increasing the lubricants market.
Lubes marketers stockpiling National IV grade lubes should be prepared
The two iconic US brands find new ways of engaging potential customers both online and offline at lubes marketing day as ExxonMobil expands production to Singapore
Two corporate giants team up to improve efficiency and share resources
Extended oil drain intervals causes a rising value in PCMOs but a suppressed demand, according to Kline.
The global synthetic and bio-based lubricant market is set to grow at a moderate CAGR, over the next three to four years, according to Transparency Market Research.
Average US gasoline usage is the lowest in three decades, according to a study.
Russia’s automotive lubricants consumption is set to grow by around 3% annually, according to a report.
Despite slow GDP growth, the company is seeing an increase in high-quality lubes demand
Recent research shows the total global lubricants market will be worth more than $70bn by 2020, with industrial and auto lubes leading the way.
Light vehicle sales in the US continue to rise, but buying habits are definitely changing according to a new report.
Synthetic formulations will be the main driver in the global metalworking fluids market, according to Frost & Sullivan research.
Chinese lubes producer promotes its brand during the APEC summit
Oil refineries are the largest market for additives and the industry is responding to regulation and the changing supply of raw materials.
New research predicts independent lubricants manufacturers' market will reach US$8.5bn by 2019.
Manufacturing giant sees fuel and performance demands improving technologies in China
SK Innovation has announced the start of commercial operations of its lubricant production plant in Cartagena in Spain, but are hit by poor Q2 refining figures.
US demand for synthetic lubricants and functional fluids is expected to increase by 6% per annum to 2018.
Restrictions on the import of fuel and lubricants to Kazakhstan have been lifted but limited to a single operator.
Nigerian Lubes Markets will rise to N175 billion in 2014 and has been projected to hit to N250 billion by 2015.
RUSAL and Rosneft have signed an agreement for the supply of petroleum coke and natural gas to RUSAL's plants. The Russian Energy Ministry plans to introduce a complex export tax formula for different grades of base oil.
Grey and Ryman have launched a new computer font which could save over 490 million ink cartridges and 15 million barrels of oil.
Morris Lubricants has seen its exports increase by 30% in the past year.
Sales of domestic commercial vehicles in India declined 20.2 per cent in 2013-14
The latest Kline report ranks India third after the US and China in the global lubricants market.
Strong auto sales should drive engine oil revenues at an 11% CAGR till 2018, according to Research & Markets
The Dutch oil giant is set to offload the majority of its Australian downstream operations to another Dutch-owned lubes major.
Global lubricants demand is set to rise beyond pre-economic crisis levels by 2016, while oil will continue to drive the energy market to 2040 according to latest reports.
Total has opened its newest Middle Eastern plant in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)
CADA to investigate luxury car brand pricing to mainland China
Single oil deal could transform global crude flows in the future
Total products including lubes can be paid for with Airtel Money at service stations.
Kelley Blue Book is specifying the use of Quaker State oils in all of its long-term test vehicles.
Petron Malaysia has quit the lubes business to focus on fuel and gas
Iraq will spend $130bn on developing the country's upstream sector, while Libya's output has also risen as a result of local and inward investment.
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