Lubes marketing


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.

Tags: base oil, Lubes marketing, N America

12th September, 2017        

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

Tags: India, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Petronas, Total

12th September, 2017        

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.

Tags: China, electric vehicles, Europe, Lubes marketing, oil prices

11th September, 2017        

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.

Tags: ACC, Australasia, automotive industry, Lubes marketing, US

7th September, 2017        

Strong prediction for independent Lubes Manufacturers Market

Transparency Market Research predicts Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Market set to reach nearly US$9.5bn by 2025

Tags: Asia, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, N America

11th July, 2017        

US Automatic Transmission Fluid Survey reveals quality and integrity issues

Misleading labelling and confusion over ATF specifications have been revealed in the Petroleum Quality Institute of America's Automatic Transmission Fluid Survey.

Tags: automotive industry, Lubes marketing, PQIA, US

8th July, 2017        

ATIEL launches new Compliance Policy

Policy set to firm-up standards compliance for lubes marketers, based on EELQMS.

Tags: ACEA, Europe, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

5th May, 2017        

First quarter 2017 sees oil majors in the black by some margin.

Oil majors have reported a significant improvement in earnings and profit.

Tags: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Phillips 66, Shell, Total

5th May, 2017        

Sinopec expands as it meets new Beijing emissions standards

Chinese oil giant Sinopec claims its products will meet the latest emissions standards and announces a major refinery expansion programme

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CO2 emissions, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

6th March, 2017        

Fourth quarter results 2016

BP and Fuchs are bucking the downwards trend for the fourth quarter 2016.

Tags: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Phillips 66, Shell, Total

28th February, 2017        

Road tourism set to boost lubes aftermarket

Increased travel for sightseeing in China and India could be significant factors in boosting global lubes sales according to new research.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Europe, India, Lubes marketing, N America

31st December, 2016        

Shell stays at the top in 2015 as 2016 draws to a close

Kline research keeps Shell at the top of the lubes market for 2015, but will this remain the case for 2016?

Tags: Kline, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Shell

30th December, 2016        

Haynes acquires OATS

Technical publisher Haynes has bought lubricants database specialist OATS.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, OATS

30th December, 2016        

HollyFrontier buys Petro-Canada Lubes

Dallas-based HollyFrontier has clinched a deal to buy Suncor Energy's Petro-Canada Lubes business.

Tags: base oil, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, N America

2nd November, 2016        

Shell bucks downward trend in Q3 results

Shell has reported a large increase in CCS earnings amidst mainly poorer figures.

Tags: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Lubes marketing, Phillips 66, Shell, Total

1st November, 2016        

Rosneft buys stake in Bashneft and Essar Oil

Rosneft bought a 50.08% stake in Bashneft and 49% of Indian-based Essar Oil.

Tags: India, Lubes marketing, Rosneft, Russia

27th October, 2016        

Woolworths to sell Australian fuel retail arm

Retail giant is looking for a buyer to take on its Caltex-supplied fuel stations.

Tags: Australia, Lubes marketing

22nd August, 2016        

Shell India has ambitious plans

Shell's plans include the launch of a new diesel engine oil, a continuing partnership with OEMs and collaboration on the 'Shell Concept car' .

Tags: automotive industry, India, Lubes marketing, Shell

31st May, 2016        

Africa Automotive lubricants significant market growth projection.

Growth in the automotive sector and purchasing power of consumers is increasing the lubricants market.

Tags: Africa, automotive industry, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

31st May, 2016        

Chemicals companies open plants around Asia

BASF, Afton and Fuchs are investing in growth across the region

Tags: Afton Chemical, BASF, China, China Lubes Marketing, Fuchs, Lubes marketing

30th May, 2016        

Chinese firms promote synthetic HDDOs

CNOOC and Lopal use digital marketing to help promote new engine oils

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

30th May, 2016        

Castrol promotes innovative cutting fluid

Premier lubes brand Castrol markets Hysol SL 35 XBB fluid in China

Tags: additives, Castrol, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

28th May, 2016        

India's Tide Water Oil buys a route into Europe

Tide Water Oil is acquiring Price Thomas Holdings for £9.59m.

Tags: Europe, India, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

3rd May, 2016        

Fuchs bucks the Q1 downward trend for majors

Independent, Fuchs, was the only ray of sunshine for 2016 Q1 figures, with all the majors reporting either a loss or a drop in earnings.

Tags: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Phillips 66, Total

3rd May, 2016        

PTT optimistic on lubes growth

Thai producers expects sales to grow on promotional campaigns and exports

Tags: APAC, Asia, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

1st May, 2016        

Infineum opens new blending plant in China

British additives leader expands operations in a key market

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Marketing, Europe, Infineum, Lubes marketing

4th April, 2016        

Petronas sets up a Sydney office as Second Half looks uncertain

Petronas aims to take a 4% share of the market in Australia and New Zealand, but overall Second Half figures look uncertain for the Malaysian major.

Tags: Asia, Australasia, Australia, Lubes marketing, Petronas

31st March, 2016        

China to ban sales of sub-National V grade lubes in 2017

Lubes marketers stockpiling National IV grade lubes should be prepared

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

1st March, 2016        

Lubricants additives consumption increases in 2015

The global additives market grew by 1% last year, according to consultancy group Kline

Tags: additives, Africa, Asia, China, Kline, Lubes marketing, Middle East

29th February, 2016        

Biosynthetic set for $100m USDA boost

Bio-lubest producer Biosynthetic Technologies has received further backing from the USDA to develop a major manufacturing operation.

Tags: bio lubes, Lubes marketing, N America

24th February, 2016        

OPEC in crisis but oil will support long-term energy demand

Short-term conflict within OPEC, but Exxon predicts oil will still be the main provider for increasing global energy demand.

Tags: Africa, Lubes marketing, N America, Nigerian oil, OPEC, Russia

2nd February, 2016        

Gloomy results from majors in 2015

Oil majors face continued misery as oil prices hit $30 a barrel.

Tags: BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Lubes marketing, Phillips 66, Shell

2nd February, 2016        

Shell expands lubes business in Asia

The Anglo-Dutch major is betting big on population and vehicle growth in the region

Tags: APAC, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Shell

2nd February, 2016        

Marine lubes market to grow 3.6% to 2022

Fuelled by rising demand from the APAC region, global marine lubes will reach 2.9kt in 2022

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, marine

2nd February, 2016        

Global Base Oil market 2015-2020

The Global Base Oil market will be worth US$30.9 bn by 2020, donw $3,6bn from 2014, according to Transparency Market Research.

Tags: APAC, automotive industry, base oil, Lubes marketing

4th January, 2016        

Asia Pac core growth area for lubes producers

Majors will benefit from regional growth, but will face strong local competition

Tags: APAC, Asia, Castrol, India, Lubes marketing

3rd January, 2016        

December is US luxury vehicle month

Experian Automotive discovered more than 10%t of all luxury vehicle registrations between 2010 and 2014 occurred in December.

Tags: Lubes marketing, US

26th December, 2015        

Shell completes divestments in France and China

The Anglo-Dutch major frees up capital and resources from sales completions.

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Shell

30th November, 2015        

China to fuel growth in global additives market

A new report shows the growth will increase at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2014 to 2022

Tags: additives, Asia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Europe, Lubes marketing, N America

30th November, 2015        

Total and Sinochem launch joint website

The French major and Chinese petrochemicals giant are collaborating to promote products

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Total

30th November, 2015        

Valvoline builds new HQ in Lexington

Valvoline has begun building a new $35 million headquarters on in Kentucky

Tags: Lubes marketing, Lubricants, motorsport, N America, Valvoline

27th November, 2015        

South Korea's SK Lubricants to enter Europe

ILBOC, a joint venture of SK Lubricants and Repsol, has built a plant in Spain, boosting SK's total output

Tags: Asia, Europe, Lubes marketing, Repsol

1st November, 2015        

Mobil1, Cadillac join marketing forces; lubes production expands to Singapore

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

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Mobil1

31st October, 2015        

Q3 2015 another bad one for the oil majors

Low oil prices continue to drag positive downstream performances.

Tags: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Lubes marketing, Phillips 66, Shell, Total

31st October, 2015        

Ashland to spin-off Valvoline

Ashland is to create two separate companies with Valvoline out on its own.

Tags: Australia, Europe, Lubes marketing, N America, Valvoline

30th September, 2015        

UK finished lubes on the up, says Kline

The UK market for finished lubes is on the increase according to the latest Kline report.

Tags: Europe, Kline, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

30th September, 2015        

Diesel sales giving way to gasoline due to rising consumer class

Industrial diesel sales slump as Chinese consumer class uses more gasoline

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, Lubes marketing, PetroChina

27th September, 2015        

Shell's Tongyi stake goes to Carlyle, Huo's Group

The company's 75% holding will go to a US private equity firm and Tongyi's founder

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, N America, Shell

23rd August, 2015        

Afton looks to China, Middle East, with new plant

The new Sinapore facility will leave Afton in a prime position to service expanding markets

Tags: Afton Chemical, Asia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Middle East

23rd August, 2015        

Chevron halts operations after Tianjin blast

The US major is stopping operations at its lubricants blending plant after a major explosion

Tags: Chevron, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

22nd August, 2015        

Fuchs acquires Statoil

Fuchs has acquired Sweden-based company Statoil Fuel & Retail Lubricants from Couche-Tard Luxembourg.

Tags: Europe, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Scandinavia, Statoil

7th August, 2015        

New markets for Veedol brand

Tide Water Oil, an associate of Andrew Yule group, is considering the African markets for its lubricants manufactured under Veedol brand.

Tags: Africa, Asia, Japan, Lubes marketing

6th August, 2015        

SK Lubricants cancels its IPO plan

SK Innovation has scrapped a plan to list its lubricant-making affiliate because its financial health has improved.

Tags: Asia, Lubes marketing

6th August, 2015        

Q2 2015 shows further falls for oil majors

Oil majors show continued drop in figures for second quarter 2015 with only Fuchs and Phillips 66 bucking the trend.

Tags: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Phillips 66, Shell, Total

6th August, 2015        

Global lubes market growth fuelled by Asia Pac

Asia Pacific and Latin America will be key drivers for lubricants growth, especially in recycled lubes according to the latest reports.

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

28th July, 2015        

Copton to launch IPO

Despite slumping markets, China has approved the independent producers IPO

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

28th July, 2015        

Enoc expands in UAE,Africa and China

Enoc has opened a second blending plant in Dubai and will open plants in Africa and china.

Tags: Africa, China, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Middle East

13th July, 2015        

Total builds largest Asian lubes plant

Total has started operations in its largest ever lubricant oil plant in Singapore.

Tags: Asia, Europe, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Total

13th July, 2015        

US now largest oil producer says BP report

BP reviews the global energy market for 2014 with some surprising results.

Tags: BP, China, Lubes marketing, N America, Russia

3rd July, 2015        

CNPC and Tencent collaborate on digital transformation

Two corporate giants team up to improve efficiency and share resources

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, Lubes marketing

27th June, 2015        

Shell opens new commercial centre in Shanghai

Global major boosts downstream operations with a 400-strong new hub

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Shell

27th June, 2015        

China Rerun sees profits slip as sales fall

LSE listed producer sees weaker demand in core markets

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

27th June, 2015        

US sales of performance vehicles is accelerating

US sales of performance vehicles is faster than global growth despite emissions laws and fuel economy requirements.

Tags: automotive industry, Ford, Lubes marketing, N America

9th June, 2015        

Rising value but suppressed demand in synthetic lubricants

Extended oil drain intervals causes a rising value in PCMOs but a suppressed demand, according to Kline.

Tags: Asia, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, N America

8th June, 2015        

Lopal's SONIC 9000 storms Tmall

Chinese producer sells 300m yuan of lubes online in just three days

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, e-commerce, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

25th May, 2015        

BP and Sinopec to set up marine lubes unit

Two majors to collaborate on a marine bunkering business through new JV

Tags: Asia, BP, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

25th May, 2015        

Oilco leadership change paves way for reform

As the heads of CNPC and Sinopec step down the NDRC prepares bold sector reforms

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

25th May, 2015        

Big Deals : Big Consequences

The RPS Downstream Consulting team examine what might happen if ExxonMobil decided to acquire BP. According to Sargeant and Speding this is a real possibility.

Tags: BP, Castrol, ExxonMobil, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Shell, white papers

12th May, 2015        

Moderate growth for global synthetic and bio-based lubricants

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.

Tags: Asia, bio fuels, bio lubes, Lubes marketing

11th May, 2015        

Ultra-low emissions cars hit UK record

Ultra-low emission registrations are up 386% on the first quarter of 2014.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, electric vehicles, Europe, Lubes marketing

5th May, 2015        

Generally poor results from oil majors in Q1 2015

Fuch sbucks the trend with overall positive figures for the first quarter of 2015.

Tags: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Corporate News, ExxonMobil, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Phillips 66, Shell, Total

5th May, 2015        

CNPC signs strategic agreements

Chinese oil major partners with Caterpillar and CASIC

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, Lubes marketing

19th April, 2015        

Castrol Magnatec ad a hit in China

After signing a major deal with NBA China, Castrol releases an innovative new video

Tags: BP, Castrol, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

19th April, 2015        

Oil producers scale back Chinese projects

Many global majors would do well to wind down Chinese investments, says WSJ

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, PetroChina, Shell

19th April, 2015        

Shell set to break UK deal record with BG bid

Shell has made a £47bn bid for BG Group, potentially the largest ever deal between two British companies.

Tags: Europe, Lubes marketing, Shell

13th April, 2015        

Improved vehicle fuel economy helps lower US gasoline usage

Average US gasoline usage is the lowest in three decades, according to a study.

Tags: Fuchs, Lubes marketing, N America

7th April, 2015        

KPMG's Global Automotive Executive Survey 2015

Report by KPMG assesses the current state and future prospects of the worldwide automotive industry.

Tags: automotive industry, Lubes marketing

24th March, 2015        

China unveils thirteenth Five Year Energy Plan

Ambitious plans stress the importance of improving emissions standards and conserving resources

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CO2 emissions, Lubes marketing

22nd March, 2015        

Great Wall celebrates 5 years on Tmall

Chinese producer carries out an online to offline promotional campaign

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Great Wall, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

22nd March, 2015        

Chevron Oronite makes inroads into Chinese market

US major plans new facility in Ningbo to meet rising demand

Tags: additives, Asia, Chevron, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

22nd March, 2015        

Millers Oils to supply Caterham and Motul to partner Nissan Nismo

Millers OIls will be the chosen lubes supplier for Caterham Cars while Nissan Nismo has confirmed partnershipw ith Motul Lubricants.

Tags: Europe, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, motorsport, Nissan

10th March, 2015        

Russian automotive lubricants consumption on the rise

Russia’s automotive lubricants consumption is set to grow by around 3% annually, according to a report.

Tags: automotive industry, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Russia

6th March, 2015        

Rolls-Royce plans all-terrain vehicle

Rolls-Royce is planning a new SUV or, in RR-speak, a "high-bodied vehicle".

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Lubes marketing, OEM Equipment

6th March, 2015        

Fourth quarter results from Fuchs and Total

Fuchs reports increased sales revenues while Total reports a fall in sales.

Tags: Europe, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Total

6th March, 2015        

Falling oil prices could boost US autos

A recent report indicates that the low oil price will have a positive effect on the US automotive market.

Tags: base oil, Lubes marketing, N America, oil prices

6th March, 2015        

Sinopec's Tianjin subsidiary sees January sales boom

Despite slow GDP growth, the company is seeing an increase in high-quality lubes demand

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

24th February, 2015        

Using reviews in online marketing could help lubes sales

Auto brands are harnessing the power of reviews, and lubes brands could learn a lot

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, e-commerce, Lubes marketing, social media

23rd February, 2015        

Chery ties up with Great Wall lubes

Two brands embark on a "made in China" collaboration

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Great Wall, Lubes marketing

23rd February, 2015        

Industrial lubricants set to lead the global market to 2020

Recent research shows the total global lubricants market will be worth more than $70bn by 2020, with industrial and auto lubes leading the way.

Tags: Asia, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

7th February, 2015        

Fourth Quarter Results 2014

A round-up of Q4 and annual results from the oil majors.

Tags: Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Lubes marketing, Mobil1, Phillips 66, Shell

5th February, 2015        

Shell and Chevron to introduce electronic pay-at-pump

US majors embrace modern technology for consumers

Tags: Chevron, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Mobile technology, Shell

21st January, 2015        

China increases lubes tax

As global oil prices tumble, China increases consumption tax on certain oil products

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CO2 emissions, Lubes marketing

21st January, 2015        

Exxon tweaks Chinese lubes pricing

Amid falling oil prices and increasing lubes tax, ExMo rethinks its pricing strategy

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, ExxonMobil, Lubes marketing, oil prices

21st January, 2015        

Internet and on-demand mobility could cut US car ownership

Light vehicle sales in the US continue to rise, but buying habits are definitely changing according to a new report.

Tags: automotive industry, Lubes marketing, N America

12th January, 2015        

Winners and losers in the oil price fall

Oil revenue will fall for many energy exporters but importing countries will see benefits from the drop in oil prices.

Tags: India, Lubes marketing, Nigerian oil, OPEC, Russia

12th January, 2015        

Global metalworking fluids market set to reach $12bn

Synthetic formulations will be the main driver in the global metalworking fluids market, according to Frost & Sullivan research.

Tags: Lubes marketing, Lubricants

9th January, 2015        

Shell to sell 75% stake in Tongyi

The dutch major may be looking to divest its Chinese lubes stake

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Europe, Lubes marketing, Shell

21st December, 2014        

China on track to consume 7.6m tons of lubes in 2014

Despite slowing GDP growth China still set to reach lubes consumption targets

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Sinopec

21st December, 2014        

Yuangen pushes into Singapore market

Chinese lubes company is expanding its presence across Asia

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

21st December, 2014        

COSCOL takes stake in Total Lubes

Chinese shipping giant sees an opportunity in the French lubes producer

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Europe, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, marine, Total

24th November, 2014        

China lubes production falls in September

Despite healthy economic data, production is actually sliding in China

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

24th November, 2014        

Zhong Hua Lubes seizes APEC opportunity for advertising

Chinese lubes producer promotes its brand during the APEC summit

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

24th November, 2014        

Rising refining activity is driving the global additives market

Oil refineries are the largest market for additives and the industry is responding to regulation and the changing supply of raw materials.

Tags: additives, base oil, Lubes marketing

7th November, 2014        

Strong growth predicted for independent lubricants manufacturers' market

New research predicts independent lubricants manufacturers' market will reach US$8.5bn by 2019.

Tags: automotive industry, base oil, Lubes marketing

7th November, 2014        

Q3 figures slightly up from most oil majors

The third quarter results for 2014 are mainly neutral or positive, despite falling oil prices, although BP has seen a fall in earnings.

Tags: BP, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Phillips 66, Shell, Total

5th November, 2014        

Turbocharged vehicles to double in China by 2019, predicts Honeywell

Manufacturing giant sees fuel and performance demands improving technologies in China

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

26th October, 2014        

SANY and Total pen strategic agreement

The Construction giant and French major establish a preferred suppliers network

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Total

26th October, 2014        

Great Wall Lubes promote “quality month”

Chinese producer conducts a comprehensive internal audit aimed at promoting quality and integrity

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Great Wall, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

26th October, 2014        

Strong growth in global biolubricants market

Global Industry Analysts report shows growing demand for renewable, non-polluting and sustainable lubes.

Tags: Asia, bio lubes, Europe, Lubes marketing, N America

10th October, 2014        

SK Innovation celebrates new Spanish plant despite poor Q2 figures

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.

Tags: Asia, Europe, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

8th October, 2014        

Lukoil boosts rail and marine lubes presence

A new Intesmo lubes manufacturing plant has been opened in Volgograd for rail lubes, while Lukoil has launched a new lubes mixer system for shipowners.

Tags: Lubes marketing, marine, Middle East, rail, Russia

8th October, 2014        

OATS launches revolutionary new lubes data platform

OATS has announced new platform that is set to power the future of lubricants information and benefit China marketers

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, OATS

23rd September, 2014        

Sinopec to target car care market

Chinese oil giant will focus on growing demand for aftercare products

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Great Wall, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

20th September, 2014        

Chinese lube demand could double by 2020

Analysts predict China's lube consumption could increase dramatically in the near future

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

18th September, 2014        

US synth lubes and functional fluids market set for sustained growth

US demand for synthetic lubricants and functional fluids is expected to increase by 6% per annum to 2018.

Tags: Lubes marketing, Lubricants, North America

5th September, 2014        

Imports to reduce fuel and lubricants shortage in Kazakhstan

Restrictions on the import of fuel and lubricants to Kazakhstan have been lifted but limited to a single operator.

Tags: Kazakhstan, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Russia

3rd September, 2014        

Chevron signs deal with Petrol Ofisi in Turkey

Chevron has signed a deal with leading fuel products distribution and lubricants company Petrol Offisi to improve supplies of marine lubricants.

Tags: Chevron, Europe, Lubes marketing, marine

3rd September, 2014        

Nigerian lubes market worth an estimated N175 billion in 2014

Nigerian Lubes Markets will rise to N175 billion in 2014 and has been projected to hit to N250 billion by 2015.

Tags: Africa, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Nigerian oil

3rd September, 2014        

Shell brings 3-wheel roadshow to Chengdu

Tongyi tours the country to promote its trike-lube product

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Shell

20th August, 2014        

Weichai release new lubes line

Chinese producer introduces new range for use in the construction industry

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

20th August, 2014        

Champion Oil set to join SEMA 2014 tour

Lubes producer to explore opportunities in the Chinese market

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

20th August, 2014        

Additives producers show mixed figures

Good half year news for Fuchs, but maintenance issues see Calumet figures take a dip.

Tags: additives, Calumet, Europe, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, N America

11th August, 2014        

Lubes additive market to pass $16bn in five years

A new report states that the global lubricant additives market is set to grow by almost 3%

Tags: additives, Afton Chemical, Asia, Infineum, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Lubrizol

11th August, 2014        

Q2 mainly good for the oil majors

Generally positive news for the oil and additive majors, although Total, Phillips66 buck the trend.

Tags: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Lubes marketing, Shell, Total

10th August, 2014        

Kunlun targets luxury car segment

Chinese lubes producer launches the high-end Tianrun aimed at top spec cars

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, Lubes marketing

27th July, 2014        

Great Wall "most-sold" lubricant online in H1 2014

Tmall statistics show Great Wall lubes best international rivals Shell and Castrol in sales

Tags: Castrol, China, China Lubes Marketing, Great Wall, Lubes marketing, Shell, Sinopec

27th July, 2014        

Aussies to benefit from Shell's China lab

The new Shanghai facility will benefit heavy duty transport networks in Australia

Tags: Australia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Shell

27th July, 2014        

Rosneft signs RUSAL deal, as Russian lube export tax announced

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.

Tags: ExxonMobil, Gazprom, Lubes marketing, Russia, Shell, Total

8th July, 2014        

Metalworking Fluid Market expects strong growth

Increased revenue is expected from interest in higher quality metalworking fluids.

Tags: Asia, Kline, Lubes marketing

7th July, 2014        

Computer font could save 15 million barrels of oil

Grey and Ryman have launched a new computer font which could save over 490 million ink cartridges and 15 million barrels of oil.

Tags: base oil, Europe, Lubes marketing, Lubes tech

7th July, 2014        

Fuchs acquires Batoyle as Pertamina adds Amaco

Fuchs has acquired Batoyle Freedom Group as Pertamina is in the final stages of acquiring Amaco in Thailand.

Tags: Asia, Europe, Fuchs, Lubes marketing

7th July, 2014        

UK's Morris Lubricants targets increased global sales

Morris Lubricants has seen its exports increase by 30% in the past year.

Tags: Europe, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Mobil1

7th July, 2014        

Huiyuan lubes builds customer loyalty

A local lubricants distributor holds customer interactions in high regard

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

22nd June, 2014        

ExxonMobil discusses aftermarket sales strategy

In a recent interview, an Exxon China rep highlighted the importance of word-of-mouth recommendation in the digital age

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, ExxonMobil, Lubes marketing, social media

18th June, 2014        

Chinese chemicals giant raises $654m in Hong Kong IPO

Tianhe Chemicals will use the proceeds to fund R&D and overseas expansion plans

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubrizol

17th June, 2014        

World Cup marketing goes digital

Castrol are among the sponsors of the 2014 FIFA World Cup that will be using digital marketing to cash in on the 'beautiful game'.

Tags: Brazil, Castrol, Lubes marketing, S America

10th June, 2014        

Vivo takes Shell into motorcycle sector

African distributor is set to launch Shell brands into Kenyan market

Tags: Africa, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Shell

9th June, 2014        

Independent global lubes market to reach $8.5bn

New research shows growth, but challenges, for lubes before the end of the decade

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, bio lubes, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, US

9th June, 2014        

Australian government proposes vital oil recycling subsidy cut.

The Australian oil recycling industry is waiting to hear whether the government is going to slash a vital subsidy.

Tags: Australia, Europe, Lubes marketing, N America, Russia, waste

6th June, 2014        

Google's self-driving cars

Google has revealed the prototypes of its new self-driving cars.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, Google, Lubes marketing, North America

28th May, 2014        

First all-Chinese line up announced for Le Mans

TOTAL Lubricants and Michelin sponsor the OAK Racing Team Asia for the 24hr circuit

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Europe, Lubes marketing, Middle East, motorsport, Total

21st May, 2014        

China Rerun continues to enjoy strong growth

Like-for-like sales volume at the company rose by 31.7% to 8.1m litres in the August to February period

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

21st May, 2014        

Chinese lubes majors feel the pinch

Sinopec and CNPC are under increasing pressure from foreign and domestic oil producers

Tags: BP, Castrol, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, ExxonMobil, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Shell, Sinopec

21st May, 2014        

Domestic commercial vehicles hit sales slump in India

Sales of domestic commercial vehicles in India declined 20.2 per cent in 2013-14

Tags: automotive industry, India, Lubes marketing

12th May, 2014        

Mixed results as usual in Q1 for majors

There are the usual bag of mixed results for the oil and gas industries in Q1 2014.

Tags: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Phillips 66, Shell, Total

8th May, 2014        

10% rise in European car sales

March has seen a rise in European car sales for the seventh consecutive month.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Lubes marketing, Volkswagen

6th May, 2014        

Gazprom expands lubes marine manufacturing

Gazprom is set to further expand its operations in Finland with a new production plant.

Tags: Gazprom, Lubes marketing, Russia, Scandinavia

17th April, 2014        

Fuchs to build a new Australian plant

Fuchs will start building a plant in Beresfield New South Wales in 2015 to increase capacity.

Tags: Australia, Fuchs, Lubes marketing

14th April, 2014        

Sinolub releases Q1 online sales rankings

Online lubes retailer shows domestic brands still favoured over international counterparts

Tags: Castrol, China, China Lubes Marketing, Great Wall, Lubes marketing

13th April, 2014        

Sinopec to sell stake in marketing operations

Asia's largest refiner will divest a large portion of its downstream marketing business

Tags: BP, China, China Lubes Marketing, ExxonMobil, Lubes marketing, Shell, Sinopec

9th April, 2014        

Elf brings customer-centric approach to China

French lubes brand introduces a tailored approach to consumer solutions

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, electric vehicles, Europe, Lubes marketing, Total

9th April, 2014        

US Lubes Market will have modest growth

US Lubes market will be worth 2.5 billion gallons by 2018, according to research.

Tags: ILSAC, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, N America

8th April, 2014        

Indian Lubricants Market ranked third in the world.

The latest Kline report ranks India third after the US and China in the global lubricants market.

Tags: automotive industry, India, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

7th April, 2014        

Total signs Elf brand UAE agreements

Total Marketing Middle East (TMME) has signed three agreements with AW Rostamani Trading for its Elf brand.

Tags: Europe, Lubes marketing, Middle East, Total

27th March, 2014        

Pertamina Lubricants' expansion

Pertamina Lubricants is planning to build two lubricant plants in Jakarta.

Tags: Asia, Indonesia, Lubes marketing

27th March, 2014        

China's engine oil market to maintain steady growth

Strong auto sales should drive engine oil revenues at an 11% CAGR till 2018, according to Research & Markets

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

23rd March, 2014        

Shell gives Helix line a new look

Following the introduction of PurePlus technology, the Dutch major is revamping the marketing of its popular lubes line

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Helix, Lubes marketing, Shell, Tacoma

23rd March, 2014        

UMW Holdings set to expand in Malaysia

Chinese independent lubes producer is expanding new lubricants markets in Malaysia.

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

21st March, 2014        

Addivant, Pertamina to beef up China presence

Lubes companies targeting China for future growth with new plants

Tags: additives, Asia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, N America

16th March, 2014        

Sinopec steps up international marketing efforts

Chinese major focussing heavily on Asia-Pacific for growth across all sectors

Tags: Australia, China, China Lubes Marketing, grease, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

16th March, 2014        

Kline Database shows flat lubes market

Kline LubesNet update shows a flat global lubes market but Russian surge.

Tags: Asia, Kline, Lubes marketing, N America, Russia

10th March, 2014        

Kazakhs freeze lubes prices

Kazakhstan has frozen lubes prices for first quarter 2014.

Tags: Kazakhstan, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

4th March, 2014        

Total and Fuchs Q4s show very different pictures

Total's fourth quarter results are down on last year while the picture for Fuchs is a healthy 2013.

Tags: Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Total

4th March, 2014        

Lubrication Technologies to invest in Louisiana

Lubrication Technologies Inc. will invest $16 million to renovate a 226,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Shreveport, Louisiana,

Tags: Lubes marketing, Lubes tech, Lubricants, N America

3rd March, 2014        

Shell to sell Australian downstream businesses to Vitol

The Dutch oil giant is set to offload the majority of its Australian downstream operations to another Dutch-owned lubes major.

Tags: Australia, Europe, Lubes marketing, Shell

3rd March, 2014        

Geely to consolidate its brand offering

Chinese automaker to streamline its diverse product range

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Germany, Lubes marketing

25th February, 2014        

High-end lubes a hit with Chongqing consumers

Great Wall's Justar premium lubricants are proving popular in central China

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, Great Wall, Lubes marketing

18th February, 2014        

Lubes demand hit 7.5m in 2013

Expanding auto sector and an increase in industrial output helps lubes demand hit historic highs

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Great Wall, Lubes marketing

16th February, 2014        

China Rerun sees revenues and profits soar

The AIM-listed producer's profits almost doubled after introducing newer, cleaner products

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

16th February, 2014        

Shell Pakistan and Daewoo Express landmark deal

Shell Pakistan will supply lubricants to Pakistan's Daewoo bus fleet.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, Lubes marketing, Shell

5th February, 2014        

Q4 results are a mixed bag

Fourth quarter results for oil majors show mixed fortunes in 2013

Tags: BP, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Lubes marketing, Phillips 66, Shell

4th February, 2014        

Yuchai reaps the benefits of Petronas partnership

Chinese lubes firm sees 2013 output increase 11% year-on-year

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Petronas

26th January, 2014        

New lubes alliances in Africa

Tata Motors has formed a partnership with Total Lubrifiants and Egypt's GB Auto has a distributorship agreement with Gazprom Neft Lubricants.

Tags: Africa, Gazprom, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Middle East, Russia

24th January, 2014        

New Idemitsu blending plant in Vietnam

Idemitsu Kosan has completed its lubricant blending plant in Vietnam and has begun sales of locally produced products.

Tags: Asia, Japan, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

24th January, 2014        

Dongfeng Lubes to invest heavily in R&D

Chinese producer allots 800m yuan to develop lubes for cars and construction equipment

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

15th January, 2014        

IEA changes its oil demand forecast

Good news for lubes producers as the International Energy Agency (IEA) revises its oil demand forecast upwards.

Tags: Asia, China, IEA, Lubes marketing

13th January, 2014        

Ukranian lubes maker goes under

Ukrain's Azmol has begun insolvency action as it goes out of business.

Tags: Lubes marketing, Russia

9th January, 2014        

New Shell oil blending plant in southwest Singapore

Shell has begun building a blending plant and grease manufacturing plant in Singapore.

Tags: Asia, grease, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Shell

8th January, 2014        

Global lubes and oil demand continues to rise

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.

Tags: Asia, base oil, Europe, ExxonMobil, Lubes marketing, N America

7th January, 2014        

Could tech subsidies help lubes producers?

Beijing's tax incentives on overseas EV tech collaboration could also benefit lubes companies

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, electric vehicles, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

22nd December, 2013        

Small cities to drive spending

As slower growth puts pressure on big city consumers, middle-income consumers in small cities will drive growth

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

22nd December, 2013        

Shell & Tsinghua lead anti-friction seminars

A series of joint seminars from Shell and Tsinghua University show quality lubes can reduce emissions by up to 25%

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Shell

15th December, 2013        

Motorcycle lubes sales increase 278% in Zhuhai

Sales rocket in south China city thanks to key learning by lubes providers which stresses the importance of local knowledge

Tags: Bikes, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

9th December, 2013        

Everclear faces standards issues

A stop-sale order has been issued for Everclear certain lubes in the US.

Tags: automotive industry, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, N America

9th December, 2013        

Global report keeps US & Shell on top

Despite a shifting lubricants market, Shell and the US retain top billing, although re-refining is starting to influence according to Kline.

Tags: Europe, ExxonMobil, Fuchs, Gazprom, Kline, Lubes marketing, N America, Shell

4th December, 2013        

Brazil is the sixth largest lubricants market

Brazilian light vehicle sales have more than doubled since 2000 and the lubes market has grown exponentially according to a new report.

Tags: automotive industry, Brazil, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

27th November, 2013        

Total opens state-of-the-art blending plant in Saudi Arabia

Total has opened its newest Middle Eastern plant in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)

Tags: Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Middle East, Total

25th November, 2013        

Chinese oil majors' sales and production up

CNPC shows steady growth in the first three quarters, while Sinopec's lubes sales have grown 30%

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

16th November, 2013        

Oman Oil launches own-brand lubes

Omanoil has established its own local product range designed specifically for the challenging climate of the Sultanate..

Tags: automotive industry, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, marine, Middle East

11th November, 2013        

Chinese brands raise stakes foreign competition

While consumers still tend towards imports, domestic companies are making increasingly convincing arguments to buy Chinese

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

10th November, 2013        

Trading oil is a guessing game in China

With limited official information, oil traders are turning to alternative sources for data

Tags: BP, China, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, Lubes marketing, oil prices, Sinopec

3rd November, 2013        

Q3 results show refining pressure for majors

Mixed results for the world's oil majors with refining margins coming under pressure

Tags: BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Phillips 66, Total

31st October, 2013        

Honda & Castrol tie supplier and tech deal

Honda Motor Europe has inked a deal with Castrol to co-brand a new range of low-viscosity lubricants.

Tags: automotive industry, Castrol, Europe, hybrids, Lubes marketing

25th October, 2013        

Fuchs' Russian plant finally opens

New $20m Fuchs lubricant blending plant opens to boost Russian presence.

Tags: Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Russia

21st October, 2013        

Total reducing European presence

In line with reduced demand, Total is sharply reducing presence in Europe and moving into emerging markets.

Tags: Asia, Europe, Lubes marketing, Middle East, Q8, Total

14th October, 2013        

Chinese lubes market to maintain steady growth

Sales are likely to grow by around 8-10% each year over the next three years

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, North America

13th October, 2013        

China's majors lose base oil market share

Increasing competition amongst oil companies makes for a buyers' market for lubes blenders

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

5th October, 2013        

UK companies aim at increased presence in China markets

Afton Chemical delivers an important paper which hints at aiming at Chinese markets, while Infineum forms a WOFE

Tags: Afton Chemical, automotive industry, China, China Lubes Marketing, Europe, Infineum, Lubes marketing

5th October, 2013        

US is the biggest producer of liquid fuels outside OPEC

Booming shale oil and biofuels changes the balance of global oil producers.

Tags: bio fuels, Lubes marketing, N America, OPEC, Russia

30th September, 2013        

Optimistic China 2018 engine oil forecast released

Lubes predictions show continued growth for next five years.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

25th September, 2013        

Volvo and Geely disagree on branding

Automakers in dispute over direction of China-based brand

Tags: automotive industry, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Scandinavia, Volvo

25th September, 2013        

Yanchang to buy Canada’s Novus Energy for C$232

Another substantial Sino-Canadian deal goes ahead, despite government pledge

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CNOOC, Lubes marketing, N America

24th September, 2013        

New lubricant business for Hyundai Oilbank

South Korea's Hyundai Oilbank is taking on the domestic and overseas engine oil market with a new range

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, Lubes marketing, Shell

18th September, 2013        

Prista Oil buys Chevron Czech Republic

Prista's European expansion continues in Czech Republic

Tags: Chevron, Europe, Lubes marketing

9th September, 2013        

Chevron's Egypt retail network to be sold to Total

France's Total agrees to buy Chevron's Egypt retail network after Chevron acquired Shell infrastructure

Tags: Chevron, Lubes marketing, Middle East, Shell, Total

3rd September, 2013        

Veedol to be relaunched in Europe and Asia

Tide Water Oil is preparing to relaunch the Veedol lubricants and hydraulics brand in European and Asian markets

Tags: additives, Asia, BP, Europe, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

2nd September, 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        

Lubricants manufacturers' expansion plans

Two German chemical makers have announced plans for Australasian expansion, as Shell starts Indonesia build.

Tags: Australasia, Europe, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Shell

22nd August, 2013        

Gulf Oil approves lubes division demerger

Indian oil giant agrees spin-off of largest revenue earning division.

Tags: India, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

22nd August, 2013        

UK cosmetics company taps Chinese auto additives market

Acquisition brings UK business into China auto lubes arena.

Tags: additives, China, China lubes news, Europe, Lubes marketing

21st August, 2013        

Jarn lubes to extend distribution network

Auto lubes producer takes educational approach to marketing.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Forecasts, Lubes marketing

21st August, 2013        

Oman Oil Marketing Co and EPPCO ink new deals

OOMCO and EPPCO take on new challenges in production and distribution in UAE.

Tags: Lubes marketing, Middle East

6th August, 2013        

Lukoil and Q8 invest in Europe.

Russian lubes producer snaps up European business OMV and Q8 invests in Antwerp.

Tags: Europe, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Middle East, Q8, Russia

6th August, 2013        

Fuchs' second quarter bucks the trend

Q2 results for Fuchs show encouraging signs for the additives specialist.

Tags: additives, Europe, Fuchs, Lubes marketing

6th August, 2013        

Disappointing Q2 for oil majors

Second quarter results for 2013 prove negative across the board.

Tags: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Lubes marketing, Phillips 66, Shell, Total

5th August, 2013        

Quarter-trillion dollar Sino-Russian oil deal ‘game-changer’

Single oil deal could transform global crude flows in the future

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes marketing, Rosneft

28th July, 2013        

Asia-Pacific to lead global lubes growth

Research & Markets Report shows China and Asian economies will drive lubes demand as Western Europe continues to decline.

Tags: Asia, China, Europe, Forecasts, India, Lubes marketing

28th July, 2013        

Weak Chinese demand causes oil market shift

Global base oil demand fell due to China's reduced need for finished lubes products, says Kline.

Tags: base oil, China, China lubes news, Lubes marketing, S America

28th July, 2013        

Sinopec opens first lubes plant outside of China & plans more

Sinopec has established its first overseas production plant with more to come in the near future.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes marketing, Sinopec, Total

28th July, 2013        

China to drive petrochemicals market forward

Global petrochemicals set to continue to be supported by China and Asia-Pacific markets according to a new report

Tags: China, ExxonMobil, Forecasts, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

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        

Total's customers can use Airtel Kenya for payments

Total products including lubes can be paid for with Airtel Money at service stations.

Tags: Africa, Lubes marketing, Total

5th July, 2013        

MAG Lubricants plans global expansion

MAG Lubricants is is set to more than double its international workforce in a new expansion plan.

Tags: Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Middle East

3rd July, 2013        

Quaker State® is official oil for Kelley Blue Book®

Kelley Blue Book is specifying the use of Quaker State oils in all of its long-term test vehicles.

Tags: Lubes marketing, Lubricants, North America, Shell

3rd July, 2013        

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.

Tags: Africa, Asia, bio lubes, Europe, Lubes marketing, Middle East, Russia

26th June, 2013        

Sinopec looks to Iceland for oil and gas

Chinese oil major targets Iceland for potential exploration projects

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

21st June, 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        

PetroChina debt likely to worsen

Chinese oil producer could see further pressure on balance sheet through domestic and acquisition issues.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes marketing, PetroChina

21st June, 2013        

PDVSA signs $4bn China loan deal

Venezuelan oil producer gains China money for domestic production boost

Tags: Chevron, China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes marketing, S America

20th June, 2013        

Chevron completes lubes plant in Tianjin

US lubes producer boosts output with new plant opening.

Tags: Chevron, China, China lubes news, Lubes marketing, North America

20th June, 2013        

Sinopec’s overseas sales continue to grow

Chinese oil major records significant growth from Asian markets

Tags: Asia, China, China lubes news, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

20th June, 2013        

Increased Chinese oil demand could risk oversupply

Over-production could threaten fuel prices even as emerging economies drive demand

Tags: China, China lubes news, IEA, Lubes marketing, OPEC

20th June, 2013        

China to sign $1bn oil deal with Essar Oil

China backs Indian oil giant with loan.

Tags: China, China lubes news, India, Lubes marketing, S America

24th May, 2013        

Mixed quarter for China’s state-owned oil co’s

Q1 2013 has brought mixed news for China's oil majors.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Lubes marketing, PetroChina, Sinopec

24th May, 2013        

What’s next after Nexen?

China major mulls next steps in upstream and downstream investment.

Tags: Australia, China, CNOOC, Forecasts, Lubes marketing

24th May, 2013        

Chevron HDAX brand to include Geotex

Chevron unveils new branding for its gas engine oil range

Tags: automotive industry, Chevron, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

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        

China refining falls to eight-month low

Crude processing drops as nation's industrial output slows

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes marketing, PetroChina, Sinopec

24th May, 2013        

Pertamina Lubricant eyes the Philippines and Australia

Indonesia's lubes producer is aiming at markets in neighbouring nations.

Tags: Asia, Australia, automotive industry, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

22nd May, 2013        

Industrial additives could overtake auto in the US

New Freedonia Group report shows industrial additives and off highway are important sectors for the future as auto demand drops.

Tags: additives, automotive industry, Lubes marketing, marine, North America

20th May, 2013        

Mobil's Russian revolution

ExxonMobil has replaced the Esso lubricants brand with Mobil in Russia.

Tags: ExxonMobil, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Mobil1, Russia

17th May, 2013        

Malaysian lubricants market sees exit of Petron Malaysia

Petron Malaysia has quit the lubes business to focus on fuel and gas

Tags: Asia, Corporate News, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

7th May, 2013        

Bids for Petroplus refinery rejected by French court

Bids by companies offering to take over the bankrupt refiner's site have been rejected. .

Tags: Corporate News, Europe, fracking, Lubes marketing, Middle East

3rd May, 2013        

China's Diesel output and apparent oil demand up

China's diesel output rose 3.8% in March, with oil demand also increasing after a sluggish start to the year.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes marketing, oil platform

30th April, 2013        

Oil pipeline agreement between Jordan and Iraq

Jordan and Iraq have signed an agreement to build a major oil pipeline between Basra and Aqaba

Tags: India, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Lubricants, Middle East

25th April, 2013        

Geely to use Lukoil for factory fill

Chinese automaker turns to Russia for transmission oils

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Russia

23rd April, 2013        

Two-wheeler lubes market growing in Asia, says Kline

China sales slow to rise, but still accounts for significant sales of motorcycle oil.

Tags: Asia, China, Forecasts, Lubes marketing, Lubes news

23rd April, 2013        

Singapore is keen to grow petrochemical industry

State administrators look to fuels production to enhance revenues

Tags: additives, Asia, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Lubrizol

18th April, 2013        

Myanmar is a promising market for lubes, oil and gas

A Shell distribution deal and oil block auctions could help revitalise the country's lubes and energy exploration sectors.

Tags: Asia, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Lubricants, Shell

5th April, 2013        

New General Manager of Lubricants at Phillips 66

Phillips 66 has appointed a new general manager of lubricants

Tags: Corporate News, Lubes marketing, North America, Phillips 66

29th March, 2013        

Rosneft is officially the world's biggest oil company

Russia's Rosneft has overtaken ExxonMobil to become the world's biggest oil company after sealing the TNK-BP deal.

Tags: Aramco, BP, Corporate News, Lubes marketing, Rosneft, Russia

29th March, 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 set to become biggest luxury market by 2016

Luxury vehicle sales will exceed US market within the next three years.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Forecasts, innovation, Lubes marketing, Nissan

22nd March, 2013        

Iraq to spend $130bn on energy infrastructure as Libya picks up

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.

Tags: BP, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Middle East

21st March, 2013        

New Record Earnings for Fuchs

Fuchs Petrolub AG set record earnings in 2012, with further ambitious targets for 2013.

Tags: Corporate News, Europe, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

11th March, 2013        

Report reveals Russian motor lubes demand

New research could provide key indicators for auto lubes demand in Russia to 2017.

Tags: automotive industry, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Lubricants, Russia

8th March, 2013        

Oil majors report varied results for Q4

Fourth quarter results for 2012 showed a mixed bag from the likes of BP, ExxonMobil, Shell and Chevron

Tags: BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Lubes marketing, Phillips 66, Shell, Total

18th February, 2013        

Confused picture over Iranian sanctions

US Iranian sanctions are apparently having an impact on the country, but some exemptions are easing the energy situation.

Tags: China, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Middle East, North America

5th February, 2013        

Houghton International sold for over $1 bn

Gulf Oil seals the deal for Houghton International

Tags: Corporate News, India, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, North America

1st February, 2013        

Auto sales could top 20m in 2013

China's car parc could be significantly boosted again this year as vehicle sales continue to climb

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Forecasts, Lubes marketing

23rd January, 2013        

OPEC predicts strong 2013 output

Record 2012 may be followed by strong 2013 for the oil producing nations' conglomerate as US fuel prices escalate.

Tags: Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Middle East, North America, OPEC

4th January, 2013        

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