Latin America could offer rich pickings for synth lubes

As the Latin American car parc modernises, there's plenty of opportunities for high performance lube producers, according to Lube Report's conference summary

Tags: Chevron, Lubes marketing, Lubrizol, Petronas, S America

10th January, 2018        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

Chevron halts operations after Tianjin blast

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

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

22nd August, 2015        

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        

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        

Chevron Oronite makes inroads into Chinese market

US major plans new facility in Ningbo to meet rising demand

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

22nd March, 2015        

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        

Shell and Chevron to introduce electronic pay-at-pump

US majors embrace modern technology for consumers

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

21st January, 2015        

Chevron signs deal with Petrol Ofisi in Turkey

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

Tags: Chevron, Europe, Lubes marketing, marine

3rd September, 2014        

Q2 mainly good for the oil majors

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

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

10th August, 2014        

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        

Mixed results as usual in Q1 for majors

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

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

8th May, 2014        

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        

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        

Prista Oil buys Chevron Czech Republic

Prista's European expansion continues in Czech Republic

Tags: Chevron, Europe, Lubes marketing

9th September, 2013        

Chevron's Egypt retail network to be sold to Total

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

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

3rd September, 2013        

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        

PDVSA signs $4bn China loan deal

Venezuelan oil producer gains China money for domestic production boost

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

20th June, 2013        

Chevron completes lubes plant in Tianjin

US lubes producer boosts output with new plant opening.

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

20th June, 2013        

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        

Chevron HDAX brand to include Geotex

Chevron unveils new branding for its gas engine oil range

Tags: automotive industry, Chevron, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

24th May, 2013        

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        

Venezuela seeks $6bn in loans

Latin American nation is looking to fill a dollar gap with cash for oil deals with China and Chevron and

Tags: Chevron, China, Forecasts, Lubes news, S America

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        

Chevron and CNOOC to share production contracts

Chevron to explore Pearl River Basin with Chinese counterpart

Tags: Chevron, China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Lubes news

23rd January, 2013        

Investment programs revealed by Phillips and Chevron

Phillips 66 and Chevron plan 2013 capital budgets worth around $40bn, with Phillips 66 also announcing creation of an MLP.

Tags: Australia, Brazil, Chevron, China, Corporate News, Europe, Phillips 66, Russia

7th January, 2013        

BP ahead of the rest in Q3

BP defied the analysts with strong Q3 results as most of the other oil majors see poor performance.

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

8th November, 2012        

Chevron launches new hydraulic range

Chevron has revealed a new hydraulic pump lubes range

Tags: Chevron, hydraulics, innovation, Lubricants

9th October, 2012        

GS Caltex establishes Chinese unit

Korean company to expand China presence

Tags: Asia, Chevron, China, China lubes news, Lubes news

24th September, 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        

Chevron consolidates gas oils

Chevron has consolidated its gas engine oils under a single brand

Tags: Chevron, Lubes news, Lubricants

10th July, 2012        

Shell and Chevron show Q1 improvements

Shell and Chevron both announced positive Q1 figures.

Tags: Chevron, Corporate News, Shell

4th May, 2012        

Chevron welcomes Asian retailers and new Canadian lubes facility

Chevron Malaysia is putting more of its Caltex service stations in the hands of retailers, while Crevier announces new facility

Tags: Asia, Chevron, Lubes news, North America

1st May, 2012        

Argentina looks to Petrobras after nationalising Repsol-YPF

Argentina surprised the oil and finance world by 'nationalising' YPF, scuppering a potential Sinopec deal and is now looking to Brazil's Petrobras for production investment

Tags: Brazil, Chevron, China, ConocoPhillips, Environment, regulatory and standards, Repsol, S America, Sinopec, Total

21st April, 2012        

Chevron launches Gas vehicle lubes

News Chevron lube of medium and heavy-duty natural gas vehicles.

Tags: Chevron, innovation, Lubricants, N America

4th April, 2012        

Busy time for Chevron in Sri Lanka

Record earnings, a new plant site and political manouverings have kept Chevron Lanka busy at the start of the year.

Tags: Chevron, India, Lubes news

2nd April, 2012        

Chevron Oronite launches new additive

Oronite announces its new additive package for heavy-duty truck lubes.

Tags: additives, automotive industry, Chevron, innovation, Lubricants

7th March, 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        

Chevron and Marathon boost exploration spend

Chevron and Marathon Oil announce significant expenditure plans for 2012 exploration

Tags: Australia, Chevron, Lubes news, N America

8th December, 2011        

Prista buys stake in Chevron's Uzbek operation

Prista takes on UzTexaco stake to increase its lubes output.

Tags: Chevron, Corporate News, Eurasia, Europe

2nd December, 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        

BP and partners massive investment in North Sea

BP commits to largest North Sea investment along with key partners to keep oil flowing.

Tags: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Europe, Lubes news, Shell

14th October, 2011        

Chevron sells in Namibia but Tullow delayed again in Uganda

Chevron set to sell its Namibian assets, but Tullow faces further delays to its proposed exploration sell-off.

Tags: Africa, Chevron, Corporate News

3rd October, 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        

Chevron sells Spanish operations

Chevron has sold the majority of its Spanish operations to Cepsa.

Tags: Chevron, Corporate News, Europe

11th February, 2011        

Chevron to build $1.4bn lubes plant

Chevron is set to extend its largest wholly-owned refinery with a new Base Oil production facility.

Tags: base oil, Chevron, Lubes news, Lubricants, N America

2nd February, 2011        

Chevron, Ashland and Conoco Q4 boost

Chevron, Ashland and Conoco all showed positive finishes to the financial year.

Tags: Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Corporate News, Valvoline

31st January, 2011        

BP to sell in Africa; Chevron in Caribbean

BP is to sell five of its African marketing businesses, while Chevron sells marketing and aviation in the Caribbean and Central America.

Tags: Africa, Aviation, BP, Chevron, Corporate News

24th 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        

Baker Hughes/Intertek form alliance as Chevron appoints Azelis

An alliance between Baker Hughes and Intertek is set to enhance cargo treatment additives services, while Chevron Oranite has appointed Azelis as its Euro distributor

Tags: additives, Chevron, Lubes news, marine

6th October, 2010        

Chevron drills deep in UK as decomissioning costs revealed

Chevron gained permission to drill north of the Shetland Islands as a new report reveals the potential cost of North Sea decomissioning

Tags: Chevron, Corporate News, Europe

6th October, 2010        

Chevron launches marine lubes

Chevron has launched its Clarity marine lubricant range into Europe.

Tags: Chevron, Inovation and environment, marine

22nd June, 2010        

Chevron restructure continues

Chevron continue its downstream restructure with further job losses.

Tags: Chevron, Corporate News, North America

14th 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        

Upstream News - Bulletin 112 (Apr 10)

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        

Corporate news - Bulletin 112 (Apr 10)

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        

Lubes News - Bulletin 106 (Oct 09)

The lastest GF-5 specs are drafted; passenger car oils will lead the lubricants recovery according to Kline; Nigeria's base oil import ban is a cause for debate and Chevron pulls out of India.

Tags: Chevron, Kline, Kurdish oil, Lubricants, Nigerian oil

3rd October, 2009        

Corporate News - Bulletin 106 (Oct 09)

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        

And Finally... Bulletin 104 (Jul 09)

A picture that tells a different story; the ultimate folding bicycle for your helicopter and Chevron cited in a prenup are all part of the fun and frolics in pick'n'mix this month.

Tags: Chevron

13th July, 2009        

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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