Lubes tech


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

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

Tags: API, Ford, Lubes tech, Lubricants

7th September, 2017        

Russia sees oil majors development in refining and retail.

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

Tags: Gazprom, Lubes tech, Russia, Shell

7th September, 2017        

Japanese auto manufacturers pioneer new lubes specs.

The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) has proposed a new viscosity grade engine oil specification for the Japanese market which is pioneering lower viscosity grade engine oils.

Tags: ILSAC, Japan, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Toyota

7th July, 2017        

API 1509 revisions approved

The Lubricants Group of the American Petroleum Institute (API) has approved revisions to the API 1509 provisional licensing requirements.

Tags: API, Lubes tech, Lubricants, N America

7th July, 2017        

AAA backs synthetic oils

AAA is backing synthetic oils at oil change because of potential long-term cost savings.

Tags: innovation, Lubes tech, Lubricants, N America

5th July, 2017        

'Honking' roads backed by Indian lubes producer

A new warning system to boost Indian road safety has been developed by a lubricants manufacturer.

Tags: Environment, India, Lubes tech

5th May, 2017        

Debate over future global demand for lubes, oil and fuel

There are differing views on how soon the demand for lubes, oil and fuel will peak.

Tags: electric vehicles, Lubes tech, Lubricants

2nd May, 2017        

US boosts fuel economy research as India questions its own new regs

As the US DOE invests in new research aimed at understanding powertrain efficiency through automated and connected vehicles, Indian scientists question the rigour of new passenger car fuel consumption standards.

Tags: automotive industry, drivetrains, India, Lubes tech, N America

6th March, 2017        

French specialists announce Biofuel first

Global Bioenergies has revealed a breakthrough in biofuel development that could overcome "blend wall" limits.

Tags: bio fuels, Europe, Lubes tech

6th March, 2017        

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.

Tags: ACEA, Europe, Lubes tech, Lubricants

6th March, 2017        

Russian producers set to boost base oil quality

The Russian majors are looking to increase Group II and III production at the facilities over the next three years.

Tags: base oil, Gazprom, Lubes tech, Rosneft, Russia

30th December, 2016        

Further delays for GF-6 spec

No final timeline set for ILSAC GF-6 engine oil licences, but likely to be 2019.

Tags: GF-6, ILSAC, Lubes tech, Lubricants, N America

30th December, 2016        

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.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech, Volkswagen

30th December, 2016        

Shell Lubricants study reveals wrong lubes in mining shutdowns

While most mining companies appreciate the value of lubes, many shutdowns are still caused by wrong lubes or lube management.

Tags: Lubes tech, mining, Shell

27th October, 2016        

ExxonMobil's next generation marine lubes

ExxonMobil hopes its new crosshead slow speed test engine will be able to accommodate different fuels.

Tags: ExxonMobil, Lubes tech, marine

27th October, 2016        

California vetoes Oil Drain Bill

A Bill to regulate California automotive service providers for lubes changes has been vetoed.

Tags: Lubes tech, N America

24th October, 2016        

PC-11 made simple?

Infineum helps to de-mystify the PC-11 categories with a useful online campaign.

Tags: automotive industry, Infineum, Lubes tech, Lubricants, N America

22nd August, 2016        

Honeywell, Exxon and Hainan Handi join forces

Tech, oil major and Chinese independent lubes producer link up for a joint marketing and tech alliance.

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech

22nd August, 2016        

Euro Lubes compliance on the increase says ATIEL

A significant increase in signatories to ATEIL's EELQMS is evidence of greater lubes quality compliance.

Tags: ACEA, Europe, Lubes tech, Lubricants

22nd August, 2016        

New Russian HDMO standard

Regulators have introduced a new standard for heavy-duty motor oils effective next year in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Tags: ACC, automotive industry, Lubes tech, Russia

31st May, 2016        

Renewable Fuel Standard proposes increased biofuels volume

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Renewable Fuel Standard is proposing ambitious increases in fuel production.

Tags: bio fuels, Lubes tech, N America

31st May, 2016        

New FA-4 engine oil symbol revealed

The American Petroleum Institute (API) will introduce a special service symbol “donut” for API FA-4 diesel engine oil.

Tags: API, automotive industry, Lubes tech, Lubricants, N America

31st May, 2016        

Worries surface over GF-5/GF-6 timing gap

The ILSAC GF-5 engine oil specification may be interrupted before adoption of the next specification, GF-6.

Tags: GF-5, GF-6, Lubes tech, Lubricants

3rd May, 2016        

Exxon expands China facility

Buoyant on growth prospects, the US major will more than double capacity at its Taicang plant

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech, Lubricants

2nd May, 2016        

Shell unveils energy-efficient concept car

The Anglo-Dutch major has revealed a super-low CO2 emission vehicle which uses specialised lubricants.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Shell

1st May, 2016        

Petronas ups stake in Chinese Yuchai partnership

Malaysian producer increases its holding in Yuchai lubricants JV

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Petronas

1st May, 2016        

European guidance on Lubes Performance compliance

Some products fail to meet all required specifications and some manufacturers make incompatible ACEA claims.

Tags: ACEA, Europe, Lubes tech, Lubricants

27th April, 2016        

Speciality additives market to grow in China

Increasingly stringent emissions regulations in emerging markets will be a boon for producers

Tags: additives, Asia, Brazil, China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, India, Lubes tech

4th April, 2016        

China lubricants industry adjusting to "new normal" of demand

Lubes demand peaked in 2012 and the industry adapting to less favourable conditions

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Sinopec

4th April, 2016        

Chinese oil imports reach new highs

Capitalising on low prices, China is buying near record amounts of Saudi oil

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Sinopec

4th April, 2016        

The future remains bright for the internal combustion engine

Experts at the Detroit Fuel Economy conference believe there is a bright future for the internal combustion engine with greater efficiencies to come.

Tags: automotive industry, Ford, Lubes tech

4th April, 2016        

India skips Bharat Stage V (Euro V equivalent) emissions standard

India will be jumping from Bharat Stage IV (BS IV) to BS VI in 2020 in an effort to significantly reduce CO2 Emissions.

Tags: CO2 emissions, India, Lubes tech

31st March, 2016        

China gradually moves towards Group II base oil stocks

Group I base oils lose share to Group II as production capabilities improve

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

1st March, 2016        

Chevron reveals Turkish base oil hub

Chevron has signed a deal with a chemical distributor to provide a Group II Base Oils hub to Europe, Asia and Africa.

Tags: Africa, Asia, base oil, Chevron, Europe, Lubes tech

24th February, 2016        

Infineum CEO calls for simplification of lubes specs

Xavier le Mintier believs lubes specs are unnecessarily complex and the time is right for change.

Tags: ACEA, API, Europe, ILSAC, Infineum, Lubes tech, Lubricants, N America

24th February, 2016        

PC-11 split becomes reality

The PC-11 heavy-duty engine oil split categorisation has been agreed by the API.

Tags: API, automotive industry, Lubes tech, Lubricants, N America

24th February, 2016        

Engine makers struggle with National V rollout

Tougher emissions standards are having an effect on China's OEMs

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

2nd February, 2016        

As domestic supply increases, China relaxes lubes export rules

Smaller lubes producers will no longer have to go through the Big Three as output surges

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

2nd February, 2016        

VW proposed fix for diesel cheat: a catalytic converter system

VW will propose fitting a new catalytic converter system that could to about 430,000 cars capable of cheating diesel emissions tests.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Lubes tech, N America, Volkswagen

1st February, 2016        

Shell and CNOOC to expand petrochem complex

The two energy majors are deepening their cooperation in China

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNOOC, Lubes tech, Shell

4th January, 2016        

Pertamina opens plant in Jakarta, plans more in China

The Indonesian lubes major is continuing its expansion across the Asia Pacific region

Tags: APAC, Asia, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

30th December, 2015        

Two new Lubrizol gas engine additives launched.

Lubrizol has introduced two new advanced four-stroke, low-ash technologies for the stationary natural gas market.

Tags: Lubes tech, Lubrizol

26th December, 2015        

Go-ahead for PC-11

The PC-11 specifications have been approved by the American Petroleum Institute (API).

Tags: API, Lubes tech, Lubricants, N America

23rd December, 2015        

Continued growth for viscosity improvers forecast

The global lubricant viscosity improvers market is predicted to reach about 1.2 million metric tons by 2019, according to research.

Tags: additives, Asia, Lubes tech

21st December, 2015        

Zeolite discovery turns bio-energy production thinking on its head

New scientific research has shown that biofuel-to-hydrocarbon conversion is possible without turning ethanol to ethylene.

Tags: bio fuels, bio lubes, Lubes tech, N America

27th November, 2015        

Chemtura's Anderol scores first GE approval

Anderol lubes claim an industry first with approval for new D50E35 off-highway spec.

Tags: Lubes tech, Lubricants, mining

27th November, 2015        

Future of Esters market reflects demand for high quality base oils

A number of recent reports are painting a synthetic landscape for the lubricants industry between now and 2020, but does it herald the demise of Group I base oils?

Tags: Africa, Asia, base oil, Europe, Lubes tech, Lubricants, N America

26th November, 2015        

Biosynthetics - Where high performance and sustainability converge

Allen Barbieri, CEO of Biosynthetic Technology, provides a fascinating insight into the latest developments in biosynthetic lubricants.

Tags: bio lubes, Europe, Lubes tech, white papers

1st November, 2015        

PC-11 lubes category to be split

PC-11 category will be split between backwards compatability and newer lower-viscosity lubricants.

Tags: API, Lubes tech, Lubricants

31st October, 2015        

Sinopec in talks to buy troubled Zhangzhou petrochem plant

The Chinese major may part with $3bn to purchase a controlling stake in the plant from Dragon Aromatics

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Sinopec

31st October, 2015        

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        

Taicang lubes base continues to attract investment

Foreign and domestic majors are increasing their presence in the port town

Tags: BP, Castrol, China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech

31st October, 2015        

Shell abandons Alaska oil exploration

Royal Dutch Shell has given up on Alaskan oil production after poor returns and political pressure

Tags: Environment, Lubes tech, N America, Shell, Upstream News

30th September, 2015        

Total resumes operations in Tianjin

Total Lubramarine is returning to normal function after a deadly blast disrupted local industry

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Total

27th September, 2015        

New emissions standards brought forward by China

China has yet again brought forward implementation deadlines for rigorous new auto standards

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

27th September, 2015        

Shell introduces engine oils for NEVs

The Anglo-Dutch major has pioneered two new lubricants for trucks and buses in China

Tags: automotive industry, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Shell

27th September, 2015        

China pushes new lubes guidelines

The PRC aims to standardise quality control for locally manufactured lubricants products

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

27th August, 2015        

Kunlun pioneers National V standard lubes

The CNPC subsidiary achieves international standards with its Tianrun line of lubes

Tags: API, China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, ILSAC, Lubes tech, S America

24th August, 2015        

Total taps Asia growth with new Singapore plant

The French major is looking to expand across Asia with a large addition to existing capacity

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Tech, Europe, Lubes tech, Total

23rd August, 2015        

Shell completes work on large bitumen project

The Anglo-Dutch major has paved Lanzhou Airport expressway as part of a major redevelopment plan

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Shell

22nd August, 2015        

Key biofuel production enzyme structure revealed

Research has revealed the three-dimensional structure and mechanism of action of a key enzyme used in bio-fuel production.

Tags: bio fuels, Japan, Lubes tech

7th August, 2015        

World's largest steelmaker to produce low-carbon fuel

ArcelorMittal SA plans to use waste gases from its steel operations to produce low-carbon fuel for vehicles.

Tags: bio fuels, Europe, Lubes tech

7th August, 2015        

Brewtroleum: fuel from beer

DB Export in New Zealand has created a biofuel from leftover yeast from brewing beer.

Tags: Australasia, bio fuels, Lubes tech

6th August, 2015        

Group II base oils to rise with lubes demand in China

ExxonMobil sees modest growth for the region with a shift towards higher quality base oils

Tags: Asia, base oil, China, China Lubes Tech, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech

28th July, 2015        

China leading the way in Pour Point Depressant volumes

The automotive industry in China is pushing PPD volumes across the Asia Pacific region

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubrizol

28th July, 2015        

Chinese lubes gain US approvals

In a bid to promote the authenticity and efficacy of their products, Chinese firms are seeking Western certifications

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants, N America

28th July, 2015        

Lasers could be answer to carbon coating

New use of laser technology my have solved the issue of carbon-coating engine components on an industrial scale and save billions of litres of fuel.

Tags: BMW, Europe, Lubes tech

6th July, 2015        

Realtime oil quality sensor

A sensor has been developed in Australia that can monitor oil quality in engines as they are running.

Tags: Australia, Lubes tech, Lubricants

1st July, 2015        

Environmental Protection Agency aims to cut truck carbon emissions

US regulators have proposed new plans for lorries and vans to cut emissions to 2027.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Environment, Lubes tech, US

1st July, 2015        

China's Industrial lubes market continues to grow

Demand for high-quality, energy efficient industrial lubricants is increasing in China

Tags: BP, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

28th June, 2015        

SK looking to buy Tongyi stake

South Korean lubricants producer is eyeing Shell's former venture in a bid to crack the Chinese market

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Shell

27th June, 2015        

Chinese energy M&As slowing down

Sinopec, CNPC and CNOOC are scaling back on investments both at home and abroad

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNOOC, CNPC, Lubes tech, Sinopec

27th June, 2015        

Freight industry contribution to climate change targets.

Member of the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) are making progress in reducing carbon emissions.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech

8th June, 2015        

Graphene nanoplatelets enhance performance of greases and lubricants

Research has shown that applying graphene materials to base oils has produced positive results.

Tags: base oil, Europe, grease, Lubes tech, Lubricants, nanocatalysts

8th June, 2015        

Biodiesel handling research highlights storage issues

Research shows biodiesel handling should be different from petroleum-based diesel.

Tags: bio fuels, Lubes tech, Scandinavia

5th June, 2015        

China driving Asia-Pac base oil boom

Base oil growth across the region will grow by 3.5% CAGR over the next five years

Tags: Asia, base oil, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

25th May, 2015        

Shell introduces new lubes for Chinese NGVs

The Dutch major has pioneered two new lubricants for trucks and buses

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, natural-gas, Shell

25th May, 2015        

CNPC leading the way in biolubricants market

Global biolubes sales are slated to rise 6.3% over between 2014-2015

Tags: bio lubes, China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, Lubes tech

25th May, 2015        

US average fuel economy shows slow improvement

The average fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the U.S. increased 0.2 mpg between February and March, according to a report.

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

11th May, 2015        

Project M city car on the stocks with help from Shell

Shell is collaborating with Professor Gordon Murray and Osamu Goto to produce a practical city car.

Tags: F1, Lubes tech, motorsport, Shell

7th May, 2015        

New lubricants chart for engine lubricant marketers

ATIEL has released information for engine lubricant marketers on ACEA performance claims for engine oils.

Tags: ACEA, Europe, Lubes tech, Lubricants

6th May, 2015        

Yuchai Petronas launch new R&D centre

The Sino-Malaysian venture has opened a new research centre in Guangxi province

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Petronas

19th April, 2015        

National V diesel standards to be implemented in 2016

Tougher regulations on diesel products have been brought forward by one year

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Environment, Lubes tech

19th April, 2015        

CNPC subsidiary fined for polluting as fire rages at Fujian PX plant

Lanzhou fines a CNPC subsidiary for polluting while a fire at a Fujian paraxylene plant releases harmful chemicals

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, Lubes tech

19th April, 2015        

US label regulations pose challenges for lubes producers

ILMA is seeking clarification regarding compliance with Hazard Communication Standards in labelling and data sheets according to Lube Report.

Tags: ILMA, Lubes tech, Lubricants, N America

7th April, 2015        

Consumer group says EU must change fuel consumption tests

Class actions have been launched against Fiat and Volkswagen fuel consumption tests by European consumer group, BEUC.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Fiat, Lubes tech, Volkswagen

25th March, 2015        

Research reveals the secrets of lubes additive function

The University of Pennsylvania and ExxonMobil studied the nanoscale properties and mechanisms of lubricant films and uncovered the molecular mechanisms behind a common anti-wear additive.

Tags: additives, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech, N America

24th March, 2015        

Six Chinese provinces set up pollution watchdog

Beijing, Tianjin, Inner Mongolia, Shandong, Hebei and Shanxi unite to curb pollution

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

22nd March, 2015        

National IV diesel regulations squeeze China's truckmakers

Stringent requirements are causing truck production to slide, but DEF solutions to grow

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

22nd March, 2015        

Sinopec Chairman defends oil giant’s impact on pollution

Fu Chengyu claims local authorities have more say in emissions controls than nationwide operators

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Sinopec

22nd March, 2015        

European new car CO2 emissions fall

Average CO2 emissions for new cars in Europe fell by at leats 2g/km with Renault recording the lowest average emissions, according to a JATO Dynamics report.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech, Renault, Scandinavia

10th March, 2015        

New website gives the lowdown on PC-11

Shell Rotella has created a website to explain the imminent PC-11 standard.

Tags: Lubes tech, Lubricants, OEM Equipment, Shell

9th March, 2015        

Luroda strengthens machine oil offering

Chinese independent looks to the construction sector for growth

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

24th February, 2015        

Tianhe bets big on R&D

The Chinese chemicals giant is bringing two facilities online in Q1

Tags: additives, Afton Chemicals, China, China Lubes Tech, Infineum, Lubes tech, Lubrizol

24th February, 2015        

Jebsen and CleanOil to collaborate on recycled lubes

The JV will produce high quality recycled base oil for industrial and auto lubes

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

24th February, 2015        

PSA Peugeot Citroën is top in Europe for emissions reduction

PSA Peugeot Citroën is first in reducing emissions at end-2014 in Europe, with an average of 110.3 grams of CO2 per kilometre, compared with an average of 123.7 grams for the European market.

Tags: CNPC, CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech, Renault

9th February, 2015        

Toyota evaluates SiC tech to improve electric powertrains.

Toyota will evaluate the performance of new power semi-conductors that use a silicon carbide (SiC) material, fitted to a Camry hybrid saloon prototype and a hydrogen fuel cell-powered bus.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Japan, Lubes tech, Toyota

9th February, 2015        

Immense oil platform break-up

Shell is decommissioning its North Sea Brent Delta platform - involving more than 1,000 people and the world's biggest platform vessel.

Tags: Europe, Lubes tech, marine, OEM Equipment, Shell

7th February, 2015        

Sinopec launches new clean lubes line in Singapore

China's largest company expands its presence in South East Asia

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Sinopec

20th January, 2015        

Shell to introduce National IV diesel oils

The oil major is bringing out a new line of pollution-reducing lubes

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Shell

20th January, 2015        

Independent oil producer warns against oil additive supplements

Choosing the right oil and avoiding additives supplements are vital for vehicles, according to independent Morris Lubricants.

Tags: additives, Europe, Lubes tech, OATS

12th January, 2015        

New Jersey bans 19 motor oil products for viscosity falsification

New Jersey has banned 19 motor oils following tests results for viscosity levels.

Tags: Lubes tech, Lubricants, N America

28th December, 2014        

France seeks to phase out diesel fuel for cars

France hopes to phase out the use of diesel fuel for passenger cars and identify the most polluting vehicles.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech

28th December, 2014        

Total reveals ambitions for Chinese market

The French major continues to invest in high-end lubes and Asia's first dedicated grease unit

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Tech, Europe, Lubes tech, Total

21st December, 2014        

Great Wall and Sinotruk sign strategic agreement

The Chinese lubes producer is making vast improvements to efficiency

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Great Wall, Lubes tech, Lubricants

21st December, 2014        

CNPC pushes National IV oils in Xinjiang

The Chinese major is pushing emissions reducing products in Western China

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, Lubes tech

21st December, 2014        

ExxonMobil to build new R&D facility in 2015

US major plans to expand its presence in China with a new lubes lab in Shanghai

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech

24th November, 2014        

Sino-US emissions agreement is result of APEC summit

Xi and Obama pen an historic agreement to reduce emissions

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

24th November, 2014        

Sinopec set to expand Africa footprint

The Chinese oil and gas giant is stepping up exports and forming local partnerships

Tags: Africa, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, rail, Sinopec

24th November, 2014        

New protein formula creates oil-free cooling lubes

Gelita has developed a liquid protein concentrate for use as a base for oil-free cooling lubricants.

Tags: bio lubes, Lubes tech, Lubricants

11th November, 2014        

Viscosity index improvers - it's simple

Sometimes simple is best as Machinery Lubrication demonstrates with an easy explanation of a complex subject

Tags: additives, Lubes tech, Lubricants

10th November, 2014        

Graphene could transform lubricant longevity

Graphene is proving to be more effective than traditional lubricants through the wear cycle.

Tags: Lubes tech, Lubricants, N America

6th November, 2014        

Tenneco opens commercial vehicle R&D facility in China

US truck giant to capitalize on increasingly stringent emission controls

Tags: automotive industry, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, N America

26th October, 2014        

Lubrizol pioneers innovations in driveline additive technology

US additives producer presents on latest advances at industry conference

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Tech, drivetrains, Lubes tech, Lubrizol

26th October, 2014        

Lopal launches new National IV compliant range

The regional producer has added a new range of high-viscosity lubricants

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

26th October, 2014        

Space station flames could mean cleaner engines on Earth

Researchers using the International Space Station have discovered a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars.

Tags: additives, Lubes tech, N America

9th October, 2014        

Machine lube procedure manuals lack expert input

Research from Machine Lubrication shows lubes Procedure Manuals lack technical input. OATS suggests a solution.

Tags: Lubes tech, Lubricants

8th October, 2014        

Good news for tractor seals?

A study has been carried into how elastomers are affected by biodiesel engine oil dilutions, with potentially positive results for tractor owners.

Tags: additives, bio fuels, Lubes tech, Lubricants

8th October, 2014        

Lopal goes green

Chinese lubes marketer promotes its fuel-saving products, according to Lube Report Asia

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

21st September, 2014        

92% of Maoming lubes now contain Grade 1b or above base oil

Chinese producer makes strides towards better quality products

Tags: base oil, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Sinopec

21st September, 2014        

Public and private sector partner to combat China's rising emissions

BASF and China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection sign a new strategic agreement

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Tech, Europe, Lubes tech

18th September, 2014        

ExxonMobil to upgrade fuel oil

ExxonMobil is planning to install a new processing unit at its Slagen refinery to enable production of a higher-yield feedstock.

Tags: ExxonMobil, Lubes tech, Scandinavia

8th September, 2014        

Ferrari aims at 20% cut in CO2 by 2021

Ferrari will use turbochargers on V-8 engines and hybrid systems on V-12s to reduce CO2.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Ferrari, Lubes tech

3rd September, 2014        

Euro fuel tests to tighten as US LV consumption figures fall

EU regulators are trying to close loopholes in fuel saving and emissions credentials, while MIT reveals fall in US fuel consumption for light vehicles.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech, N America

3rd September, 2014        

Substandard lubes imports increase 79% in H1

Guangdong Inspection and Quarantine Bureau sees influx of incorrectly labelled products

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants

20th August, 2014        

Chem Trend improves China facilities

High-performance casting lubes firm expands its Qingpu plant to better service local OEMs

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

20th August, 2014        

Boeing and South African Airways develop jet fuel from tobacco

In an effort to cut carbon emissions, Boeing and South African Airways have developed a jet fuel made from a hybrid tobacco

Tags: Africa, Aviation, bio fuels, Lubes tech

11th August, 2014        

Marine fuels test challenges for lubes in operation and storage

New marine fuels require more robust additives, lubes and frequent testing.

Tags: additives, Lubes tech, Lubricants, marine

11th August, 2014        

New marine fuel set to meet ECA cap.

ExxonMobil Premium Heavy Distillate Marine (HDME 50) will comply with upcoming sulphur cap.

Tags: ExxonMobil, Lubes tech, marine

10th August, 2014        

Sinopec Group continues reforms and establishes lubes unit

The limited liability company is part of Sinopec Group’s marketing arm reorganisation

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Sinopec

26th July, 2014        

Infineum increases presence in China

The additives company has opened a new China Business and Technology Centre in Shanghai

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Infineum, Lubes tech

26th July, 2014        

Sanyo Chemicals beefs up additives facilities in China

Japanese firm increases capacity to cater to growing demand for auto lubes

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

26th July, 2014        

Multi-purpose trucking means lubricant rethink for fleet operators

Heavy duty trucks which operate night and day may be putting a strain on their engine oil, according to Chevron.

Tags: automotive industry, Chevron, Lubes tech, Lubricants

8th July, 2014        

Alternative aircraft fuel and new aircraft engine concepts

ASTM has approved the use of Renewable Synthesized Iso-Paraffinic by airlines internationally while new aircraft engines can reduce consumption.

Tags: Aviation, bio fuels, Europe, Lubes tech, Lubricants

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        

Emerging economies dominate growth in global energy demand

The BP Statistical Review reflects global economics and geopolitical uncertainty.

Tags: base oil, BP, Environment, Lubes tech

7th July, 2014        

Delay in development of PC-11 and GF-6 engine oils

Testing schedules are likely to lead to delays in development and the new specification launch

Tags: API, automotive industry, GF-6, Lubes tech, Lubricants

4th July, 2014        

National V standards to fast-forward base oil grade improvements

Despite not coming to force nationally until 2018, new Chinese standards are already having an impact on lubes quality

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNOOC, Lubes tech

23rd June, 2014        

Kunlun improves lubes quality

Chinese lubes maker upgrades anti-wear credentials

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

22nd June, 2014        

China oil production shows monthly dip but annual growth

Lubes production dipped month-to-month in April, but is set to remain steady across the year as demand grows

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

15th June, 2014        

Evonik expands additive facilities in China

Leading chemicals producer adds capacity at Shanghai technology centre

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants

15th June, 2014        

Nigeria increases battle against fake lubes

Nigerian authorities are collaborating to combat production of fake lubes, including plant raids

Tags: Africa, Lubes tech, Lubricants

9th June, 2014        

F1 goes off-highway

F1 technology is now set to benefit the off-highway sector with new funding

Tags: Europe, Ford, GKN, Lubes tech

9th June, 2014        

Lubes retailers face new challenges with thin oils.

Newly developed ultra-thin oils will have ompatibility and labelling issues for retailers.

Tags: API, automotive industry, GF-6, Japan, Lubes tech, Lubricants

4th June, 2014        

Japanese consortium to extract greater engine economy

Japanese car manufacturers and universities have teamed up to further improve engine efficiency

Tags: automotive industry, Japan, Lubes tech, Lubricants

4th June, 2014        

Shen highlights future challenges for China lubes producers

OATS' Diana Shen will call on lubes producers to help China overcome its pollution and clean energy problems, at June's ICIS conference.

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech, Lubricants

3rd June, 2014        

European Commission strategy for truck and bus CO2 emissions

New European Commission regulation on emissions for trucks and buses has met with criticism from trade bodies

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech

2nd June, 2014        

Chinese lubes catch up with international standards

Great Wall lubes aligns products with international standards as demand for consistent quality booms

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Great Wall, Lubes tech, Sinopec

27th May, 2014        

PetroChina makes strides in marine lubes field

Chinese oil giant gains recognition for lubes tech developments in the shipping industry

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants, marine, PetroChina

26th May, 2014        

Major reforms in China’s state-owned energy sector

Oil giants are streamlining operations, leaving more space for competitors

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNOOC, CNPC, Lubes tech, Sinopec

22nd May, 2014        

Police uncover fake lubes operation in Shanghai

12 people arrested in connection with a multi-million dollar counterfeit lubricants ring

Tags: Castrol, China, China Lubes Tech, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech, Shell

21st May, 2014        

Shanghai implements National V emissions standards

The Municipality brought in the new regulations on April 30th, four years ahead of schedule

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

19th May, 2014        

Shell closes Group I plant

Shell is set to close its Pernis Group I base oil plant in Holland.

Tags: base oil, Europe, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Shell

14th May, 2014        

CAM2 purchases former Shell facility in Vicksburg

CAM2 International will blend and package oil and other lubricants at the newly-acquired facility.

Tags: Lubes tech, Lubricants, N America, Shell

12th May, 2014        

New Advanced Engine Fluids consortium

Southwest Research Institute® launches the Advanced Engine Fluids (AEF) to study fuel and lubricant chemistry and its effects on engine combustion.

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

12th May, 2014        

Seawater into fuel is now possible

Navy researchers claim a method to convert seawater into engine fuel.

Tags: bio fuels, Lubes tech, marine, N America

8th May, 2014        

12 lubes brands make Guangzhou blacklist

Provincial bureaus are making a conscious effort to crack down on substandard products

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

27th April, 2014        

China's domestic refining market faces serious oversupply

According to Sinopec analysts China’s oil industry is outpacing even steel

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Sinopec

24th April, 2014        

Californian Biolube Bill opposed

Motor oils sold in California after Jan. 1, 2017 must have at least 25 percent “biosynthetic” content, according to a controversial new Bill opposed by lubes producers

Tags: bio lubes, ILMA, Lubes tech, N America, waste

8th April, 2014        

Scrap plastic into fuel

Vadxx Energy is investing $20 million in coverting plastic into fuel.

Tags: Lubes tech, N America, waste

8th April, 2014        

New greaseless lubricant which protects against corrosion

Researchers have developed a coating which lubricates without grease and protects against corrosion.

Tags: Europe, grease, Lubes tech

8th April, 2014        

Capital to introduce Beijing VI fuel emissions standards by 2016

China's capital leads the charge against pollution with new emissions standards

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Environment, Lubes tech

7th April, 2014        

Shell opens first China research centre

Global oil major to provide technical lubricants solutions to Asian customers

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Shell

7th April, 2014        

Marine lubes - speciality, not commodity

Marine lubricants face increasingly complex challenges and have become a speciality product according to Total

Tags: Castrol, Lubes tech, marine, Total

4th April, 2014        

ExxonMobil launches new wind turbine lube to China market

The oil major aims at capturing China’s growing renewable energies market

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech

23rd March, 2014        

Substandard greases common in Shandong province

A local supervisory bureau finds seven batches failed to meet national requirements

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, grease, Lubes tech

20th March, 2014        

Yihon produce China’s first 8-speed AT fluid

The Chinese lubes producer has developed transmission fluid to cater for higher spec gearbox requirements.

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Europe, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Volkswagen

20th March, 2014        

Lubrizol zooms in on a new world.

Lubrizol scientists see additives molecules for the first time ever.

Tags: additives, Lubes tech, Lubrizol, nanocatalysts

11th 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        

Lubes monitoring and synthetics vital for gas engines says survey

A survey has revealed the importance of industrial lubricants in the optimized operational performance of gas engines in power generation applications.

Tags: ExxonMobil, Lubes tech, Petrobras

25th February, 2014        

Lloyd's announces EAL service; Total enters Lebanon

Lloyd's Register has launched a new Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants service for shipping, while Total pioneers marine lubes in Lebanon.

Tags: Europe, Fuchs, Lubes tech, marine, Middle East, N America, Total

24th February, 2014        

Great Wall lubes continues to innovate

The Chinese lubes major is keeping the patent office busy with numerous projects

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Great Wall, Lubes tech, Lubricants

23rd February, 2014        

Kunlun prepares for National V standards

The Chinese producer is strengthening OEM ties and upgrading base oil quality

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, Lubes tech

23rd February, 2014        

Lubes product quality requires greater scrutiny in China

Two recent incidents found lubes and diesel products were not in line with national standards

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, PetroChina

16th February, 2014        

Chinese grease industry goes greener

Sinopec lead the curve in environmentally friendly R&D for grease manufacture

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Sinopec

11th February, 2014        

En route to more efficient catalytic converters

A new scientific process could lead to a cheaper, smaller and more fuel-efficient catalytic converter.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech

8th February, 2014        

New development absorbs engine hydrocarbons

BASF has launched an automotive air intake system hydrocarbon trap.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech, N America

8th February, 2014        

Same weight, more power but better vehicle economy

An EPA report shows that vehicle fuel economy is rising even though vehicles aren't getting any lighter.

Tags: Holly, Lubes tech, Mazda, N America, Toyota

8th February, 2014        

Kunlun improves green technology

Chinese lubes producer prepares for National V with improved technology

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

26th January, 2014        

2030 targets for EU carbon emissions

EU countries face significant increases in emissions targets according to the EU, but it's not enough for some.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech

23rd January, 2014        

Consumer watchdog puts lubes to the test

China Consumer Reports compares five international and domestic brands in a comprehensive analysis

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

15th January, 2014        

Shell introduces PurePlus tech to China lubes

Global major cleans up production in China in response to consumer demand

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Shell

15th January, 2014        

Are cars to blame for Beijing’s pollution?

Scientists disagree on the cause of smog in the capital as regulations continue.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

13th January, 2014        

Next generation of Dexos ahead of schedule

GM will be launching the next generation of GM dexos global oil specification in 2015.

Tags: Dexos, GF-6, GM, Lubes tech

9th January, 2014        

Used-oil analysis kit upgrade

Parker Kittiwake has launched an upgraded total base number (TBN) test kit.

Tags: carbon capture, Lubes tech, marine

8th January, 2014        

Tyre Pressure Monitoring research highights fuel consumption

Survey indicates tyre pressure is crucial to improving fuel consumption.

Tags: Europe, Lubes tech, OEM and automotive

7th January, 2014        

EPA consults on renewable fuel standards

US EPA is seeking input from industry on its proposed levels of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel.

Tags: additives, bio fuels, Europe, Lubes tech, N America

7th January, 2014        

Sinopec advances shipping lubes technology

Chinese oil giant also continues upgrades at OEM oil testing facilities

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, marine, Sinopec

15th December, 2013        

Pipeline blast calls energy companies' safety into question

A deadly explosion near Qingdao is causing energy producers to reevaluate their safety protocols

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, Lubes tech, Sinopec

15th December, 2013        

Shell to double lubes capacity at China plant

Lubes Report confirm Dutch major is betting big on China with new expansion

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Shell

9th December, 2013        

Vehicles can be more efficient using waste heat

Converting fuel into energy produces waste, which can then be used to make cars more efficient.

Tags: electric vehicles, Lubes tech, N America

6th December, 2013        

Castrol Marine to launch new cylinder oil

Castrol Marine has developed a new cylinder oil to reduce corrosion in modern two-stroke engines.

Tags: Castrol, Lubes tech, marine

6th December, 2013        

Peugeot seeks new OEM partner to launch Hybrid Air

PSA is set to launch its new battery-free petrol car technology but is looking for a new partner to help meet the 2016 production schedule.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech

5th December, 2013        

Fuel economy could be improved by molten salts

Ionic lubricants could potentially be used as additives to the base oil used in motor oil.

Tags: additives, base oil, Lubes tech, North America

25th November, 2013        

Chinese lube products gain international accreditation

As competition toughens at home, large and small domestic lubes producers are venturing overseas

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, grease, hydraulics, Lubes tech, Sinopec

24th November, 2013        

China will enforce National IV fuel standards in 2014

In an attempt to curb pollution, new gasoline standards will come online on the first of January next year

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

24th November, 2013        

Shell Lubes VP talks up China's lube quality

In a recent interview, Selda Gunsel discusses Shell's technical challenges in China's highly competitive marketplace.

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Shell

16th November, 2013        

Chemtura opens new China plant

The North American company expands its operations across Asia-Pacific with a new facility in Nanjing

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, North America

16th November, 2013        

Bio-additive could replace lube petroleum

California is set to see new commercial production of a synthetic alternative to petroleum used in lubricants.

Tags: Lubes tech, N America

8th November, 2013        

Tanzania to test its own lubes producs

Tanzania is no longer relying on Kenya to test its oil-based products thanks to new technology

Tags: Africa, Lubes tech, Lubricants

7th November, 2013        

More hydrogen filling stations for Germany

Companies will invest in a network of hydrogen filling stations for fuel-cell electric vehicles in Germany

Tags: bio fuels, CO2 emissions, Daimler, Europe, Lubes tech, Shell

30th October, 2013        

Higher BNs could save millions claims Castrol Marine

Castrol Marine has presented evidence to CIMAC about cold corrosion and the effect of low Base Number lubes

Tags: Castrol, Lubes tech, marine, N America

14th October, 2013        

Sinopec cleans up its lubes production

Chinese major responds to national call for pollution reduction

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech, Sinopec

13th October, 2013        

Great Wall and Shanghai Petrochemical join forces on oil project

Domestic producers look to reduce imports through cooperation on air compressor project

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Great Wall, Lubes tech, Sinopec

13th October, 2013        

Dongfeng Castrol unveils new lubes products

A tech-sharing joint venture produces higher quality lubes for China's domestic market

Tags: Afton Chemical, BP, Castrol, Chevron, China, China Lubes Tech, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech, Lubrizol

13th October, 2013        

New Code of Practice launched by ATIEL

Code of Practice Issue 19 has been released by the technical association of the European lubricants industry.

Tags: ACEA, automotive industry, Europe, Lubes tech, Lubricants

11th October, 2013        

GF-6 first licencing date delayed till January 2017

Delays in engine test development have caused the postponement of the ILSAC specs upgrade .

Tags: API, GF-6, ILSAC, Lubes tech, North America

11th October, 2013        

Control engineering keeps engine performance with lower CO2

An internal combustion engine has been developed that emits less than half the CO2 of a regular engine.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Europe, Lubes tech

9th October, 2013        

Shell Tongyi win awards for U-series lubes

A multi-national joint venture shows significant benefits for lubes production

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Shell

5th October, 2013        

REACH still requires education

67% of companies are still REACH non-compliant according to the European Chemicals Agency

Tags: additives, Europe, Lubes tech, REACH

30th September, 2013        

China releases new plan to tackle pollution

New official guidelines possibly lighter than expected

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

25th September, 2013        

Shell puts Helix Ultra to the test

National competition tests mettle of drivers using Shell lubes

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Shell

25th September, 2013        

Leaders lubes make significant advances in technology

Sichuan-based producer changes the game on lubes lifecycle.

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants, nanocatalysts

25th September, 2013        

CNPC, Sinopec projects fail to meet emissions standards

Projects suspended after failing Government regulations.

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, Lubes tech, Sinopec

23rd September, 2013        

Qingdao targets industrial sector

Shangdong firm builds storage facility for industrial lubes

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants

23rd September, 2013        

Vehicle research awarded $45M grant

US Energy Department has awarded $45M in grants for vehicle research.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Ford, Lubes tech, N America

9th September, 2013        

Eco-marathon adds tribology award

Shell's famous Eco-Marathon encourages to think about the role of lubes with new Award.

Tags: Asia, Europe, Lubes tech, N America, Shell

6th September, 2013        

Russian recycling regs change

Russia, along with Belarus and Kazakhstan, is set to change the rules on oil recycling.

Tags: Lubes tech, Russia, waste

4th September, 2013        

"Low-temperature combustion" research could clean diesel

New research on "low-temperature combustion" (LTC) could lead auto manufacturers and consumers to broader use of cleaner diesel engines.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Environment, Lubes tech, N America

2nd September, 2013        

Daqing lab to analyse over 2000 lubes samples

PetroChina to test lubes quaklyt to help integration and save costs.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes tech, PetroChina

26th August, 2013        

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        

Lubrizol open new additives plant in China

Additives giant to strengthen Asian presence with new facility.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes tech, Lubrizol

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        

China to invest $375bn on pollution and energy conservation

Nation spends multi-trillion Yuan budget on massive clean-up initiative

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Forecasts, Lubes tech

23rd August, 2013        

Great Wall and Total sign strategic lubes technology agreement

French oil major links up with Chinese automaker for R&D

Tags: automotive industry, China, China lubes news, Europe, Great Wall, Lubes tech, Total

21st August, 2013        

Chinese producers increase premium lubes market share

Domestic lubes makers challenge overseas producers for quality to re-capture share of home market.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China lubes news, Great Wall, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Sinopec

21st 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        

NanoMech patents could trump traditional lubes

NanoMech claims its new near-frictionless product patents could remove the need for traditional lubricants

Tags: innovation, Lubes tech, Lubricants, North America

11th August, 2013        

Belgium and Pakistan see new refining tech boost

De-asphalting technology in Belgium and Pakistan's most complex refinery project have both been given the green light.

Tags: Asia, Europe, Lubes tech, Total

11th August, 2013        

Universal Lubricants and Brakes Plus in new partnership

Brakes Plus And Universal Lubricants to recycle used motor oils.

Tags: innovation, Lubes tech, North America, waste

9th August, 2013        

Rotary Engineering wins EPC contracts

Rotary Engineering wins S$200m worth of EPC contracts in Saudia Arabia and Singapore.

Tags: Asia, Lubes tech, Middle East, Sinopec

7th August, 2013        

Exxon launches new lab in China

US oil major opens its first technical laboratory in Asia Pacific region

Tags: Asia, China, China lubes news, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech

28th July, 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        

Shell lubricates the world’s largest hydraulic press

Shell keeps massive hydraulic machinery operating with Tellus

Tags: China, China lubes news, hydraulics, Lubes tech, Shell

28th July, 2013        

Champion & Petro Canada offer new lubes

New synthetic lubes and brake fluid Champion Oil and new lube from Petro Canada

Tags: Lubes tech, Lubricants, North America

9th July, 2013        

UKLA launches new spec watchdog

UK lubes agency reveals a not-for-profit organisation to monitor lubes standards

Tags: Europe, Lubes tech, Lubricants

8th July, 2013        

The stop-start of new transport lubricants

Stop-start commercial lubes are the focus for Pilipinas Shell and Amsoil.

Tags: ACC, Asia, automotive industry, Lubes tech, North America, Shell

27th June, 2013        

Shale to GTL to Group III - a possible price revolution?

Developments in GTL refining could impact the price of Group III base oil according to Kline.

Tags: base oil, ExxonMobil, grease, Lubes tech, North America, shale

26th 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        

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        

Implementation of Bharat Stage IV still unresolved

Indian automakers and oil companies remain divided over new fuel emission norms.

Tags: automotive industry, India, Lubes tech

21st May, 2013        

UK independent launches new diesel engine oil

UK independent, Exol, has launched a new heavy-duty diesel to meet Euro and US regs.

Tags: automotive industry, base oil, Europe, Lubes tech, North America

20th May, 2013        

GOIL launches new segmented lubes range

Ghana's lube producer is using the latest oil tech with its newly launched, segmented engine lubes.

Tags: Africa, automotive industry, Lubes tech

20th May, 2013        

New Mobil Delvac ahead of the Feds

Next year's US Federal standards will be met by the latest Mobil brand

Tags: ExxonMobil, Lubes tech, Lubricants, North America

20th May, 2013        

New lubricants to meet changing emission regulations

New lubricants will be needed for new types of fuel

Tags: Environment and Regulatory watch, Lubes tech, Lubricants, marine

7th May, 2013        

High compliance cost of GHS ruling

The cost of compliance with GHS ruling will be high for US companies manufacturing and handling chemicals

Tags: Environment and Regulatory watch, Lubes tech, North America

23rd April, 2013        

Expansion of engine oil treatment capacity in France

Veolia Environnement and Total Inaugurate Osilub Recycling Plant in Normandy (France)

Tags: Europe, Lubes news, Lubes tech, Total, waste

22nd April, 2013        

Butanol instead of ethanol?

UK-based scientists have found a method of ethanol to butanol conversion that could make mass production viable.

Tags: additives, bio fuels, Europe, innovation, Lubes tech

17th April, 2013        

Motorsport welcomes first hydrogen-powered car

A prototype Aston Martin will be the first hydrogen-powered car to compete in an international motorsport event.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, innovation, Lubes tech, motorsport

17th April, 2013        

Wind sandwich may overtake jets

Ionic thrusters generate efficient propulsion in air to rival conventional jet engines

Tags: Aviation, innovation, Lubes tech, North America

5th April, 2013        

Shell to build lubes R&D centre in China

New centre aimed at maximising investment in booming auto market

Tags: automotive industry, China, China lubes news, innovation, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Shell

22nd March, 2013        

CNPC and Sinopec spend big on refinery upgrades

Cleaner fuel is motivation for refurbishment of refineries by China oil majors

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes news, Lubes tech, Sinopec

22nd March, 2013        

US Re-refining industry forecast looks promising

Suggestion of a "golden decade" for the re-refining industry thanks to legislation and improved quality.

Tags: Environment and Regulatory watch, Europe, India, Lubes tech, N America, waste

8th March, 2013        

Early detection of oil and lubes spills

Research has led to the development of a robot which may track down environmental spills and leaks based on the behaviour of silk moths.

Tags: innovation, Japan, Lubes tech

5th March, 2013        

China’s petrochemical output up in 2012

Output up but profits fall as China's petrochemical industry affected by economic cool-down.

Tags: additives, China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Lubes tech

20th 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        

Boost to Lukoil's 2013 Output

Lukoil expects to boost output by 1.5 percent this year from Siberian and Iraqi output.

Tags: Africa, Lubes tech, Middle East, Russia, Statoil

6th February, 2013        

Science + fat = fuel?

Fuel for cars could be created from naturally-occurring fatty acids. according to new European research

Tags: bio fuels, Europe, innovation, Lubes tech, Scandinavia

29th January, 2013        

IEA predicts tightening OECD supplies as global fuel demand rises

OECD and OPEC supplies are set to tighten as global fuel demand rises in 2013 according to a new report.

Tags: IEA, Lubes news, Lubes tech, OEM and automotive, OPEC

24th January, 2013        

From pregnancy to fuel efficiency.

Ultrasound technology could offer a non-invasive method of measuring piston/lube interaction to improve fuel efficiency.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, innovation, Lubes tech, Lubricants

9th January, 2013        

SAE gives final approval for 16 Grade

SAE is now set to add its 16 Grade to the SAE J300 schedule after it received final vote approval.

Tags: ACEA, API, ILSAC, innovation, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Lubrizol, North America, UEIL

4th January, 2013        

Gazprom plant construction close as Russian output hits record highs

Gazprom starts work on its new blending plant in Finland as Eastern European nations expand and Russian crude output hits record levels.

Tags: additives, base oil, Europe, Gazprom, Lubes news, Lubes tech, Russia

4th January, 2013        

Group II alternatives filling Group 1 gap - Kline

The latest Kline report shows base oil producers are finding new options from Group II stock to fill the declining Group I gap

Tags: China, innovation, Kline, Lubes tech, North America, Shell

15th November, 2012        

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