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        

Total to launch Indian-made motorcycle lube as Petronal expands presence

The French oil major is set to reveal a new motorcycle lube made in India for the domestic market as it increases its Technical Centre output. Meanwhile, Petronas is investing in a grab for Indian market share

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

12th September, 2017        

Russian engine oil market to grow along with buoyant luxury and used market.

The latest research shows motor lubes demand is set to grow as Daimler announces a new Russian factory and the used car market flourishes.

Tags: ACC, BP, Gazprom, Russia, Total

6th May, 2017        

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

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

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

5th May, 2017        

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        

Total continues partnership with Kia and Formula One

Total will remain Kia Motors Corp.’s preferred aftermarket lubricants supplier for Kia vehicles for another five years while the French oil major will supply technical assistance to the Renault/Red Bull F1 team.

Tags: Asia, Europe, motorsport, OEM Equipment, Total

4th May, 2016        

Fuchs bucks the Q1 downward trend for majors

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

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

3rd May, 2016        

Total and Sinochem launch joint website

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

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

30th November, 2015        

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        

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        

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        

Total's new plant makes Singapore a lubes hub

Total, the French oil and gas conglomerate has opened a lubricant oils-blending plant in Singapore.

Tags: Asia, China Lubes Marketing, Europe, Lubricants, Total

7th 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        

Total builds largest Asian lubes plant

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

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

13th July, 2015        

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        

Fourth quarter results from Fuchs and Total

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

Tags: Europe, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Total

6th March, 2015        

View from the Bridge - China, January 15

China's 2014 GDP figures may be off target, but automotive and lubes producers remain bullish about the years ahead.

Tags: China, GM, Total, View from the Bridge

6th January, 2015        

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        

COSCOL takes stake in Total Lubes

Chinese shipping giant sees an opportunity in the French lubes producer

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

24th November, 2014        

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        

SANY and Total pen strategic agreement

The Construction giant and French major establish a preferred suppliers network

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

26th October, 2014        

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        

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        

First all-Chinese line up announced for Le Mans

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

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

21st May, 2014        

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        

Elf brings customer-centric approach to China

French lubes brand introduces a tailored approach to consumer solutions

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

9th April, 2014        

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        

Total signs Elf brand UAE agreements

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

Tags: Europe, Lubes marketing, Middle East, Total

27th March, 2014        

Total and Fuchs Q4s show very different pictures

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

Tags: Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Total

4th March, 2014        

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        

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

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

Tags: Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Middle East, Total

25th November, 2013        

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        

Total reducing European presence

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

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

14th October, 2013        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 152

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

Sinopec opens first lubes plant outside of China & plans more

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

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

28th July, 2013        

Safety and simplicity are priorities for shipowners

Total Lubmarine latest poll shows clear priorities being set by the marine industry

Tags: bio lubes, Europe, marine, OEM Equipment, Total

9th July, 2013        

Total's customers can use Airtel Kenya for payments

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

Tags: Africa, Lubes marketing, Total

5th July, 2013        

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        

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        

Future solar energy deals for Total and Masdar?

Total is seeking a closer relationship with Masdar on future solar energy deals as Abu Dhabi plant nears completion.

Tags: Corporate News, Middle East, Total

1st February, 2013        

Total will keep its licence in Uganda

A new discovery means Total will be renew keep its exploration licence in Uganda and invest more in exploration along with its partners.

Tags: Africa, CNOOC, Environment and Regulatory watch, Total, Tullow

28th January, 2013        

New Ugandan oil legislation

Uganda's President signs controversial oil and exploration bill which opens the way for new exploration.

Tags: Africa, CNOOC, Lubes news, Total

8th December, 2012        

Total and OiLibya plant comes onstream

New world-class lubricant plant and oil product depot in Egypt in operation.

Tags: Africa, Lubes news, Middle East, Total

5th December, 2012        

Total sells Nigerian oil stake to Sinopec

French major sells stake in African oilfield to Chinese.

Tags: Africa, China, China lubes news, Corporate News, Europe, Sinopec, Total

26th November, 2012        

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        

Total boosts Asian presence

French oil producer aims at lubes market with new facility.

Tags: Asia, Europe, Lubes news, Total

11th September, 2012        

Total and Shell release new hydraulics

Two new, innovative hydraulic fluids are set for launch.

Tags: innovation, North America, Shell, Total

16th August, 2012        

OW Bunker launches marine lubes; Wissol brings Total to Georgia

Greek firm OW Bunker is launching a global marine lubes division as Wissol supplies Total Marine in Georgian ports.

Tags: Europe, marine, Total

1st May, 2012        

Total goes for Uganda exploration

Total is to invest in exploration in Uganda as part of a partnership deal.

Tags: Africa, CNOOC, Lubes news, Total

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        

Total's Nigeran project onstream

Total starts up deep offshore project in Nigeria to boost crude output

Tags: Africa, Europe, Lubes news, Total

5th March, 2012        

Total and Fuchs increase profits

France's Total and Germany's Fuchs Petrolub announce strong 2011 numbers after good Q4 finishes.

Tags: Corporate News, Europe, Fuchs, Total

1st March, 2012        

Kuwait and Total reach deal for China refinery

Multi-billion-dollar deal paves the way for new Guangdong province refinery

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Middle East, Q8, Total

27th February, 2012        

Great Wall and Total sign co-op agreement

French lube producer signs a co-operation deal with China's largest SUV manufacturer.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China lubes news, Corporate News, Europe, Great Wall, motorsport, Total

27th February, 2012        

Renault and Total stay partners

French lubes and auto producers seal an extended OEM partnership

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Lubes news, Renault, Total

23rd February, 2012        

Total Invests 30m Euros in Chinese Plant

French oil major to build new Tianjin plant.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Corporate News, Total

14th November, 2011        

Uganda oil production edges closer

A three-way "farm down" deal could bring the start of Ugandan oil production to within a few months

Tags: Africa, China, CNOOC, Lubes news, Total

14th September, 2011        

Total renews Mazda link

Total will continue to supply OEM lubes to Mazda Europe.

Tags: automotive industry, Corporate News, Europe, Mazda, Total

8th July, 2011        

CNOOC goes deep and shares exploration

China Offshore builds the country's largest deep rig and sells shares in China Sea and Middle East blocks.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Middle East, Total

2nd June, 2011        

Marine lubes need innovation

Marine lubes need innovative performance lubes as costs and regulations change shipping use.

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation, marine, Total

21st April, 2011        

Total invests in Northern China plant

Total is to invest in a new lubes blending plant set to open in 2012.

Tags: China, Corporate News, Total

4th April, 2011        

Abu Dhabi purchases Cepsa

Abu Dhabi's IPIC has bought Total's share of Cepsa to take 100% stake.

Tags: Corporate News, Middle East, Total

25th February, 2011        

Shell sells in Gulf as Total buys in Gabon

Shell will sell six Gulf of Mexico fields, while Total revitalises its interests in Gabon.

Tags: Africa, Corporate News, North America, Shell, Total

26th November, 2010        

Total to sell UK fuel stations

Total is set to sell its 500 UK forecourts with Russia's Gazprom in the frame.

Tags: Corporate News, Europe, Total

20th September, 2010        

Total takes advantage of marine sulphur changes

Total is claiming it's Lubemarine product will set the industry standard in low sulphur lubricants.

Tags: Inovation and environment, marine, Total

6th July, 2010        

Shell completes Greek sale as Total seals Saudi finance

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        

Total plan first Saudi lubes plant

Total is planning a 25,000 metric tonne lubes production plant in Saudi Arabia due to be commissioned in 2012

Tags: Lubes news, Lubricants, Middle East, Total

7th June, 2010        

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        

Corporate News - Bulletin 104 (Jul 09)

This month, BP appoint a new Chairman and sells its Greek fuels business; Fuchs go hunting for new acquisitions; Total suffer in the Middle East; and Taiwan CPC consider a new lubricants plant.

Tags: BP, Lubricants, Total

13th July, 2009        


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