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Where there's muck...insects and plastics help latest biolube tech

Larvae feeding on human waste, and old tyres and plastics are creating the latest biolubes and fuels in the Southern Hemisphere.

Tags: Australia, bio fuels, bio lubes, Lubes tech, Lubricants

30th April, 2019        

Woolworths to sell Australian fuel retail arm

Retail giant is looking for a buyer to take on its Caltex-supplied fuel stations.

Tags: Australia, Lubes marketing

22nd August, 2016        

Petronas sets up a Sydney office as Second Half looks uncertain

Petronas aims to take a 4% share of the market in Australia and New Zealand, but overall Second Half figures look uncertain for the Malaysian major.

Tags: Asia, Australasia, Australia, Lubes marketing, Petronas

31st March, 2016        

View from the Bridge - Jan 16

As 2016 dawns, OATS prepares for a busy year with an enhanced database and the lubricants industry holds its breath over oil prices, China growth and an Australian legal decision.

Tags: Africa, Australia, China, Lubricants, OATS, View from the Bridge

10th January, 2016        

Ashland to spin-off Valvoline

Ashland is to create two separate companies with Valvoline out on its own.

Tags: Australia, Europe, Lubes marketing, N America, Valvoline

30th September, 2015        

Supermarkets charge $15 per litre for Aussie milk

As food quality concerns run high, food importers are continuing to reap the beneftis

Tags: And finally, Australia, China, China and finally

24th August, 2015        

Realtime oil quality sensor

A sensor has been developed in Australia that can monitor oil quality in engines as they are running.

Tags: Australia, Lubes tech, Lubricants

1st July, 2015        

Future Top Gear hosts?

BBC remains tight-lipped about the next generation of Top Gear presenters after Clarkson sacking, but US lubes publication has some ideas.

Tags: And finally, Australia, Europe

11th May, 2015        

Aussies to benefit from Shell's China lab

The new Shanghai facility will benefit heavy duty transport networks in Australia

Tags: Australia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Shell

27th July, 2014        

Australian government proposes vital oil recycling subsidy cut.

The Australian oil recycling industry is waiting to hear whether the government is going to slash a vital subsidy.

Tags: Australia, Europe, Lubes marketing, N America, Russia, waste

6th June, 2014        

Fuchs to build a new Australian plant

Fuchs will start building a plant in Beresfield New South Wales in 2015 to increase capacity.

Tags: Australia, Fuchs, Lubes marketing

14th April, 2014        

Sinopec steps up international marketing efforts

Chinese major focussing heavily on Asia-Pacific for growth across all sectors

Tags: Australia, China, China Lubes Marketing, grease, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

16th March, 2014        

Affiliate marketing attracts new Australian retail advertisers.

Research shows advertising in the online retail sector is booming down under.

Tags: additives, Australia, Internet marketing

11th March, 2014        

Shell to sell Australian downstream businesses to Vitol

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        

No respite for Caterpillar as sales dive

Construction equipment manufacturer fails to stop slide in revenue with further disappointing figures.

Tags: Australia, mining, N America, OEM Equipment

9th September, 2013        

Drip, drip, drip.... drop

Pitch drop finally recorded after nearly 90 years of waiting.

Tags: And finally, Australia, Europe

7th August, 2013        

Bel-Ray and HVL to expand mining lubricants distribution

Bel-Ray has entered an agreement with HVL to expand mining lubricants into Queensland in Australia

Tags: Australia, Lubricants, mining, OEM Equipment

12th June, 2013        

What’s next after Nexen?

China major mulls next steps in upstream and downstream investment.

Tags: Australia, China, CNOOC, Forecasts, Lubes marketing

24th May, 2013        

Pertamina Lubricant eyes the Philippines and Australia

Indonesia's lubes producer is aiming at markets in neighbouring nations.

Tags: Asia, Australia, automotive industry, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

22nd May, 2013        

Waste fuel to reach new heights

A pilot will attempt an intercontinental world first in an aircraft powered only by household plastic waste

Tags: Australia, Aviation, Europe, Middle East, piston engine aircraft, waste

6th March, 2013        

PetroChina to buy share in Conoco Australia

Chinese oil major set to take a share in Australian exploration interests

Tags: Australia, China, China lubes news, ConocoPhillips, Corporate News, PetroChina

22nd February, 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        

Chinese majors invest heavily in LNG

LNG stations are springing up across China, helped by oil majors' investment, as PetroChina buys into Australia's largest project.

Tags: Australia, China, China lubes news, CNOOC, CNPC, Lubes news, Sinopec

24th December, 2012        

Advice to Australia: stockpile more oil

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is urging Australia to build up emergency oil supplies.

Tags: Asia, Australia, Environment and Regulatory watch, IEA

27th November, 2012        

Shell to invest $20bn in gas

Shell is set to spend more than $20bn for natural-gas projects through 2015.

Tags: Africa, Asia, Australia, innovation, natural-gas, Shell

26th November, 2012        

BG Group sells $2bn LNG stake to CNOOC

Major Australian sell-off by UK-based energy group to Chinese state-owned producer.

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

21st November, 2012        

Statoil expands rigs and goes for shale

Norway's Statiol has expanded its rig capacity for local offshore drilling but is also looking further afield at shale opportunities

Tags: Australia, Lubes news, Scandinavia, shale, Statoil

9th October, 2012        

Chery recalls asbestos cars in six countries

Car maker is forced to recal thousands of vehicles in South America, Asia and Australia.

Tags: Asia, Australia, automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive, S America

24th September, 2012        

Titanic: take two

The fated ocean liner, Titanic, is set for a re-build - only with added safety features.

Tags: And finally, Australia, China, China and finally, marine

14th May, 2012        

Superlubricity moves up a scale to help reduce friction

Superlubricity has moved up from Nano to Micro levels, which could have significant benefits for industrial lubes.

Tags: Australia, China, China lubes news, innovation

6th April, 2012        

Australia starts 2012 with no refineries

Caltex closure brings an end to Australian refining for the present.

Tags: Australia, Lubes news

2nd January, 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        

CNPC forecasts overseas growth

CNPC is looking to foreign resources to secure China's oil futures.

Tags: Australia, China, CNPC, Corporate News, Forecasts, N America, PetroChina

24th October, 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        

Australia's AED in administration

Australia's AED Oil in administration after Puffin Oil field arbitration decision goes against them.

Tags: Asia, Australia, China, Corporate News

1st September, 2011        

First Australian wins Tour and heads world rankings

The world famous Tour de France cycle race was won by an Australian for the first time.

Tags: And finally, Australia, Europe

3rd August, 2011        

Pertamina expands in Asia

Indonesia's Pertamina is expanding its lubes business with a move into Asia's marine sector

Tags: Asia, Australia, China lubes news, Lubes news, marine

25th July, 2011        

Petsec to sell Chinese interests

Australia's Petsec is set to sell its Chinese assets to invest in US shale oil.

Tags: Australia, China, Corporate News, N America

9th June, 2011        

Bentley sets China record as Geely and FAW push sales

Bentley has seen record sales in China as local manufacturers push to increase sales

Tags: Australia, automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive

2nd June, 2011        

Blaze destroys oil plant

A massive blaze has destroyed the production of plant Australian independent TriTech.

Tags: Australia, Lubes news, Lubricants

23rd May, 2011        

Fuchs open's Australian R&D centre

Fuchs has opened a state-of-the-art R&D centre Australia as an Asian-Pacific base.

Tags: Asia, Australia, Fuchs, innovation, Lubricants

23rd May, 2011        


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