A generally volatile market has led to slightly depressed numbers for most of the oil majors at the start of the year, but their CEOs are confident of being able to manage the volatility.
Tags: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Phillips 66, Shell, Total
30th April, 2019
Shell research shows lubes suppliers will play an important role in development of Industry 4.0, but there are skills challenges
Tags: Lubes tech, Lubricants, Shell
1st March, 2019
Shell will partner with Pitstop, India's leading doorsetp car-services company to provide periodicoil service to vehicles.
Tags: India, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Shell
7th January, 2019
ExxonMobil has hit back at Shell's claims of producing a diesel engine oil which doesn't comply with API CF-4 industry standards.
Tags: API, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Shell
3rd July, 2018
BP has entered a joint venture to boost its retail presences across three Chinese provinces as Shell looks to automation technology to help its retail across the region.
Tags: BP, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Shell
27th February, 2018
Shell Neft is set to incras productions at it's Russian plant as research shows positive consumer sentiment and improved lubes markets
Tags: Lubes tech, Lubricants, Russia, Shell
27th February, 2018
Shell has opened a 10-hectare integrated lubricants and grease production facility in Tuas, Singapore.
Tags: Asia, Lubes tech, Shell
14th November, 2017
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
New research from Transparency shows that products from regional lubes makers will increase pressure on an auto lubes market set to be worth $79bn by 2024.
Tags: Africa, Asia, BP, ExxonMobil, Middle East, Shell
6th March, 2017
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
What if the current oil price is the new reality? The effect of low prices on the global economy, lubes producers and off-highway manufacturers. Plus artificial intelligence in providing lubes information.
Tags: Fuchs, N America, Shell, View from the Bridge
8th August, 2015
Shell has launched an industry-first, artificial intelligence online lubes information service for customers in the UK and the US.
Tags: Europe, N America, OEM Equipment, Shell
7th August, 2015
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
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
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
Is Shell's move for BG the start of more consolidation? The European economy shows signs of improvement and lubes producers need more help to simplify consumer choice.
Tags: Europe, Lubricants, Shell, View from the Bridge
13th April, 2015
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
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
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
30 years of OATS has seen plenty of change in the global and Chinese lubricants markets. Now China's oil majors are under pressure from smaller domestic producers and larger overseas competitors. 2014 is a time of convergence both nationally and internationally.
Tags: China, CNPC, ExxonMobil, Lubricants, Shell, Sinopec, View from the Bridge
28th May, 2014
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
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
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
Is corporate acquisition necessarily a good thing for either party? Are we set for another major oil industry re-structure and are the BRICS nations really in a position to lead the world out of its economic doldrums?
Tags: Europe, India, Lubricants, Shell, Total, View from the Bridge
9th September, 2013
The drive for US gas is affecting the energy majors' profitability, but the lubes sector is running a tighter ship. The internet is forcing an omni-channel model in the retail sector and OATS is re-aligning its Bulletin from next month.
Tags: Chevron, ExxonMobil, OATS, Shell, View from the Bridge
14th May, 2013
Oil majors release Q1 reports
Tags: Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Corporate News, ExxonMobil, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, OATS, Phillips 66, Shell, Total
7th May, 2013
A new government in Greenland may constrain oil and mineral exploration, while Shell is banned from Arctic exploration.
Tags: Gazprom, North America, Shell
18th March, 2013
Two of Ecopetrol's main oil pipelines have been forced to shut down in Columbia, Shell is hit by Nigerian thefts and Yemen also suffers.
Tags: Africa, Lubes news, S America, Shell
20th February, 2013
Shell is pushing for a greater share of the Indian lubes market.
Tags: India, Lubes news, Shell
8th November, 2012
A new lubes report for China to 2015 shows positive news for the nation's lubes industry.
Tags: automotive industry, China, CNOOC, CNPC, Forecasts, Helix, Lubes news, Lubricants, Shell, Sinopec
25th October, 2012
The annual Interbrand top 100, sees Shell as the only oil brand in the list, with Toyota top of the automakers.
Tags: And finally, Shell, Toyota
9th October, 2012
New facility north of Moscow could reduce Russian import volumes
Tags: Lubes news, Russia, Shell
9th October, 2012
Shell is set to close blending and distribution operations but open a new blending plant and save a Petroplus refinery.
Tags: Corporate News, Europe, N America, Shell
6th March, 2012
Korea is joining with Shell to build a new base oil plant as India sends a delegation to Iran to negotiate oil payments.
Tags: Asia, India, Lubes news, Middle East, Shell
9th February, 2012
Oil majors and lubes producers continue to make significant profits, but Q4 figures reflect a tough end of year for most.
Tags: Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Valvoline
6th February, 2012
The latest report from Kline puts Shell top of the table of lubricant producers for the fifth consecutive year and cautions on Asia optimism.
Tags: Asia, ExxonMobil, Kline, Lubes news, Lubricants, Shell
4th November, 2011
A major fire at Shell's Singapore refinery shuts the plant and hits global crude and naphtha supplies and trading
Tags: Asia, Lubes news, Shell
3rd October, 2011
Shell sells the majority of its downstream Chilean business to Quinenco and Exxon is set to sell businesses across six countries.
Tags: Corporate News, ExxonMobil, S America, Shell
4th April, 2011
Shell sells a significant amount of downstream operations in Africa as it opens a new lubes plant in Java.
Tags: Africa, Asia, Lubes news, Shell
21st February, 2011
Shell and ExxonMobil declare significant profit increases in their final results for 2010.
Tags: Corporate News, ExxonMobil, Shell
3rd February, 2011
Shell has laid the foundations for its largest global grease production plant in Zhuhai, China.
Tags: China, grease, Lubes news, Shell
22nd December, 2010
Shell completed the sale of its Greek downstream businesses, while Saudi Aramco has clinched $8.5bn funding for a new refinery.
Tags: Europe, Middle East, Shell, Total
1st July, 2010
Crude prices reach 18-month high; Opec supports price hike and Brazil; Petrobras strengthens Asian exports; Denbury makes $900m sale; and Shell and Chevron celebrate deepwater success.
Tags: Chevron, N America, OPEC, Petrobras, S America, Shell
20th April, 2010
Aramco expands its Yanbu refinery; Shell and BP consolidate in Africa; Chevron contracts but expands in Sri Lanka; better news for Fuchs; Ford sells Volvo to China; Renault-Nissan join forces with Daimler; and Afton buys Polartech.
Tags: Africa, Afton Chemicals, Aramco, Asia, automotive industry, BP, Chevron, Europe, Ford, Fuchs, Helix, Nissan, Renault, S America, Shell, Volvo
1st April, 2010
Chevron gains a new Chairman; GM and ILSAC lose a key figure; PTT buys into Total's blending operations and Rhein Chemie opens in China.
Tags: Chevron, GM, Shell, Total
3rd October, 2009
The Fiat, Chrysler, GM, Magna loop is finally closed; Shell undergoes a major restructure; Chevron and ExxonMobil have a busy month and there is plenty of activity in Malaysia.
Tags: automotive industry, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Fiat, GM, magna, Shell
7th June, 2009