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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'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
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
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
Total products including lubes can be paid for with Airtel Money at service stations.
Tags: Africa, Lubes marketing, Total
5th July, 2013
Oil majors release Q1 reports
Tags: Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Corporate News, ExxonMobil, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, OATS, Phillips 66, Shell, Total
7th May, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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 is set to sell its 500 UK forecourts with Russia's Gazprom in the frame.
Tags: Corporate News, Europe, Total
20th September, 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
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
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