ExxonMobil


Positive Q3 results 2017

Almost all oil majors are reporting increased sales and profits.

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

13th November, 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        

Product fragmentation means more competitive global lubes market

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 171

The UNITI Conference provided thought-provoking insights into the future of the European and global automotive and lubricants industries - from multiple propulsion solutions to ultra-thin engine oils.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, ExxonMobil, Lubricants, View from the Bridge

12th 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        

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        

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        

View From the Bridge, China - February 3rd

Falling oil prices are prompting lubes producers to revise product costs, but hard discounting can prove as troublesome as maintaining high prices in China's online marketplace

Tags: Castrol, Chevron, China, e-commerce, ExxonMobil, Shell, View from the Bridge

25th 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        

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        

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        

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        

ExxonMobil Euro centre will focus on OEMs as Lubrizol gets closer to Brazil

Exxon opens and OEM-focussed tech centre in Germany, as chemical specialist Lubrizol breaks ground on new operation to meet Brazil's domestic surfactant product demand as

Tags: additives, Brazil, Europe, ExxonMobil, Lubrizol, OEM Equipment

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        

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        

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        

View from the Bridge - China, June 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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

Brugger test criticised for hydraulics

Oil and additive majors Lubrizol and ExxonMobil have claimed hydraulic fluids wear test is unrealistic

Tags: additives, Europe, ExxonMobil, hydraulics, Lubrizol

12th 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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

ExxonMobil Marine launches environmental lubes range

A new series of lubes and greases are now available that meet the latest US EPA marine regulations.

Tags: Calumet, ExxonMobil, grease, Lubricants, marine, North America, OEM Equipment

14th 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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

PetroChina seeks greater cooperation with Western majors

China major set to join forces with Western counterparts.

Tags: BP, Chevron, China lubes news, ExxonMobil, PetroChina, Shell

24th 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        

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        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 148, May 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        

ExxonMobil battles Arkansas spill: trains dump crude in US and Canada

ExxonMobil is undertaking a major cleanup operation after pipelines leaked Canadian heavy crude oil in Arkansas and trains derail in US and Canada.

Tags: Environment and Regulatory watch, ExxonMobil, North America

5th April, 2013        

China willing to join Exxon at Iraqi oilfield

CNPC may form JV with Exxon to exploit Iraqi oil blocks.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, ExxonMobil, Middle East

22nd March, 2013        

Cooperation between Rosneft and ExxonMobil Expands

Rosneft and ExxonMobil are using the 2011 Strategic Cooperation Agreement to expand their cooperation.

Tags: Corporate News, ExxonMobil, North America, Rosneft, Russia

21st February, 2013        

Hebron oil project go ahead from ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil will develop the Hebron oil project off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador

Tags: ExxonMobil, Lubes news, North America, Statoil

20th February, 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        

Iraqi Kurdish region's oil exports continue

Despite Baghdad's opposition, Genel Energy continues Kurdish oil exports, while BP may have approval for exploration takeover.

Tags: Asia, BP, Chevron, Environment and Regulatory watch, Europe, ExxonMobil, Middle East

28th January, 2013        

ExxonMobil and Rosneft sign Arctic protection agreement

-ExxonMobil and Rosneft have signed a Declaration on Protection of the Environment and Biodiversity for Oil and Gas Exploration and Development on the Russian Arctic Continental Shelf.

Tags: Environment and Regulatory watch, ExxonMobil, Rosneft, Russia

7th January, 2013        

Outlook for energy to 2040

Exxon report shows oil as top energy resource, but demand for electricity will be the main driver of demand. OECD demand is likely to fall against non-OECD increases.

Tags: ExxonMobil, Lubes news

27th December, 2012        

CNPC frontrunner to buy Exxon’s Iraqi oil stake

China oil giant may clinch Middle East oil deal, but it's not over yet.

Tags: China lubes news, CNPC, ExxonMobil, ILMA, Middle East, PetroChina

24th December, 2012        

Afghanistan shortlist

Middle East bidders on shortlist for new Afghanistan exploration project

Tags: Asia, China, CNPC, ExxonMobil, Lubes news, Middle East

15th November, 2012        

Exxon Mobil consolidates and expands US ops

Exxon is to expand its synth lubes production with expansion of its Baton Rouge operations, while closing other sites.

Tags: Corporate News, ExxonMobil, North America

9th October, 2012        

Exxon increases marine supply as CAO shelves avgas plans

ExxonMobil is set to expand its marine supply operations in Shanghai, while CAO has shelved plans to build avgas storage in Malaysia.

Tags: Aviation, China, China lubes news, ExxonMobil, Lubes news, marine

22nd August, 2012        

BP takes biggest hit and sells Carson as majors slump in Q2

Oil majors show drop in Q2 profits with BP the hardest hit, while its asset sale continues with the Carson Refinery.

Tags: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Corporate News, ExxonMobil, Shell

15th August, 2012        

ExxonMobil gets Group 1 nod

ExxonMobil gains OEM approval for all Group 1 Dealerships across the US.

Tags: Europe, ExxonMobil, Lubes news, Mobil1, North America

15th August, 2012        

New Mobil products are good for food and viscosity

ExxonMobil has launched two new products - one for the food industry and one in its base stock portfolio

Tags: additives, ExxonMobil, innovation

9th May, 2012        

BP and ExxonMobil profits drop in Q1

Downstream business struggles as BP finds trading hard going while ExxonMobil has the opposite experience.

Tags: BP, Corporate News, ExxonMobil

2nd May, 2012        

Exxon loses top spot to PetroChina

Exxon has been overtaken as the world's largest publicly traded oil producer by Chinese rival

Tags: China, China lubes news, Corporate News, ExxonMobil, North America, PetroChina

6th April, 2012        

Brazilian company buys UK business from Exxon

Brazil's largest ethanol exporter has bought and Exxon-owned UK oil and chemicals business.

Tags: Brazil, Corporate News, Europe, ExxonMobil

6th March, 2012        

ExxonMobil's re-organisation

John Sargeant and Stuart Speding of RPS Energy examine the real implications of ExxonMobil's marketing re-structure on the wider lubes industry

Tags: ExxonMobil, Lubricants

13th February, 2012        

Exxon sells Japanese marketing

ExxonMobil has offloaded its refining division in a multi-billion dollar sale

Tags: Asia, Corporate News, ExxonMobil

9th February, 2012        

Oil major Q4 results reflect tougher year

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        

Fossil fuels stay top to 2040

Fossil fuels will remain the primary source of energy as demand grows through to 2040 according to a new report.

Tags: Environment and Regulatory watch, ExxonMobil

6th January, 2012        

China demand to peak around 2030 says ExxonMobil

A new global report from ExxonMobil forecasts China's oil demand to peak in 2030, but Asia will still drive growth.

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

3rd January, 2012        

Exxon to consolidate marketing

ExxonMobil is set to consolidate it fuels and lubes marketing divisions

Tags: Corporate News, ExxonMobil, Lubricants

23rd December, 2011        

Shell stays top for fifth year

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        

Q3 figures generally good for oil majors

Shell, ExxonMobil and Chevron all revealed strong Q3 results, although ConocoPhilips saw a fall.

Tags: Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Corporate News, ExxonMobil, Shell

3rd November, 2011        

Cosan buys Exxon assets

Cosan extends its rights for Mobil brand sales in Latin America

Tags: bio lubes, Corporate News, ExxonMobil, S America

27th October, 2011        

ExxonMobil backs phone study

ExxonMobil is backing research into mobile technology for developing countries' female entrepreneurs

Tags: Africa, And finally, Asia, ExxonMobil, Middle East

6th October, 2011        

Apache buys ExxonMobil's North Sea assets

Deal will hand over oil and gas operations in billion dollar deal.

Tags: Corporate News, Europe, ExxonMobil

23rd September, 2011        

Exxon builds US plant and selects base stock distributors

ExxonMobil Chemical has broken ground on a massive base stock plant in Texas, while its Base Sock division selects new distributors around the world.

Tags: additives, Australia, base oil, Brazil, ExxonMobil, North America

23rd September, 2011        

Exxon sells in Malaysia

ExxonMobil has sold its downstream operations in Malaysia to a Philippines company.

Tags: Asia, Corporate News, ExxonMobil

8th September, 2011        

Q2 generally good for oil majors

Q2 results mixed for the major oil and lubes producers.

Tags: Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Corporate News, ExxonMobil, Shell, Valvoline

4th August, 2011        

Exxon launches helicopter turbine lube

A new synthetic lube has been launched by Exxon for helicopter rotor gear.

Tags: Aviation, ExxonMobil, Lubricants

8th July, 2011        

Exxon set for lubes expansion in Indonesia

Exxon-Mobil is looking to expand its industrial lubes business across the country to help improve productivity.

Tags: Asia, ExxonMobil, Lubes news

23rd May, 2011        

Mobil adds gear oil to range

Mobil SHC now includes gear oils in its synthetic range

Tags: ExxonMobil, innovation

13th May, 2011        

Good start to 2011 for oil majors

Q1 results from Shell and Exxon show a good start to 2011 as does BP and it's Russian subsidiary TNK-BP

Tags: BP, China, Corporate News, Europe, ExxonMobil, N America, Russia, Shell

28th April, 2011        

Shell sells in Chile as Exxon divests in Central America

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        

Mobil Super premium lubes reach the US

ExxonMobil has launched its range of Mobil super lubes in the US.

Tags: automotive industry, ExxonMobil, Lubes news, Lubricants, North America

11th February, 2011        

Shell and Exxon boost profits

Shell and ExxonMobil declare significant profit increases in their final results for 2010.

Tags: Corporate News, ExxonMobil, Shell

3rd February, 2011        

Exxon sets drilling record and looks to Black Sea expansion

ExxonMobil sets a new drilling record and plans expansion in Black Sea exploration.

Tags: ExxonMobil, Inovation and environment, Rosneft, Russia

31st January, 2011        

Partnership and innovation required for low carbon future

ExxonMobil believes that strong partnerships and innovative technology and practice are the way forward to meet environmental pressures.

Tags: bio fuels, Environment, Environment and Regulatory watch, ExxonMobil

3rd November, 2010        

Results show lubes and chemical improvements

Quarterly figures from the lubes and chemical produces show positives across both sectors.

Tags: Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Lubes news, Lubrizol, Shell

1st November, 2010        

Shell leads global lubes market again.

Shell have topped the global finished lubes market for the fourth consecutive year according to Kline.

Tags: BP, Corporate News, ExxonMobil, Lubes news, Shell

27th September, 2010        

Exxon stays a GM supplier but Chevron & CITGO nix dexos1

ExxonMobil will continue as GM's US lubes supplier for the next five years as Mobil1 gains global DEXOS licence, but Chevron and CITGO will not go for dexos licences.

Tags: automotive industry, ExxonMobil, General Motors, Lubes news, Mobil1, North America

20th September, 2010        

Exxon sign long-term Cat and Camping deal

ExxonMobil have signed a multi-year branded lubes deal with Caterpillar and an exclusive deal with Camping World

Tags: ExxonMobil, Lubes news

31st August, 2010        

Lubes market continues to grow in Bangladesh

Mobil report shows continued lubes growth in automotive and other lubes across Bangladesh

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, ExxonMobil, Lubes news

17th July, 2010        

Mobil Australia sells retail business

Mobil Australia is selling its retail fuel business to supermarket chain 7-Eleven.

Tags: Australasia, Corporate News, ExxonMobil

8th June, 2010        

Exxon launches high performance PAO

ExxonMobil Chemical has launched a new metallocene-based polyalphaolefin which will ease pressure on high-viscosity synthetic production

Tags: ExxonMobil, Inovation and environment, Lubricants

19th May, 2010        

Majors see strong Q1

The major oil producers have reported a strong start to 2010 with significant improvements in Q1 earnings

Tags: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Corporate News, ExxonMobil, Shell

5th May, 2010        

Corporate News - Bulletin 103 (Jun 09)

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        

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