Lubes news


Angola looks to China as US oil exports drop

African nation looks East to boost local oil economy.

Tags: Africa, China, Forecasts, Lubes news

22nd May, 2013        

Q1 China report shows oil and petrochemical challenges

Economic, technical and competitive issues could hinder nation's oil sector

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Repsol

22nd May, 2013        

Plains states have twice as much oil as previously thought

Williston Basin has twice as much oil and three times as much gas as previously estimated.

Tags: fracking, Gazprom, Lubes news, North America, shale

7th May, 2013        

Oil pipeline agreement between Jordan and Iraq

Jordan and Iraq have signed an agreement to build a major oil pipeline between Basra and Aqaba

Tags: India, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Lubricants, Middle East

25th April, 2013        

Weak crude demand causes MENA oil export economies to slow

Economic growth in Middle East and North Africa oil-exporting countries is expected to fall this year.

Tags: Lubes news, Middle East

23rd April, 2013        

Geely to use Lukoil for factory fill

Chinese automaker turns to Russia for transmission oils

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Russia

23rd April, 2013        

China poised to top US for oil imports

The US could drop to second place in the world's oil import league as China's energy hunger continues to increase.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, North America, OPEC

23rd April, 2013        

Oil prices plunge on slow China GDP growth

OPEC and Brent prices take a hit on China's growth news.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, oil prices

23rd April, 2013        

Sinopec to acquire $3bn of assets from parent company

Oil major subsidiary to help offset refining losses as it follows global trend.

Tags: China, China lubes news, ConocoPhillips, Lubes news, Phillips 66, Sinopec

23rd April, 2013        

Two-wheeler lubes market growing in Asia, says Kline

China sales slow to rise, but still accounts for significant sales of motorcycle oil.

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

23rd April, 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        

China contemplates ConocoPhillips' Kazakh stake

China is eyeing a share of the US exploration giant's Kazakh oil interests

Tags: China, China lubes news, ConocoPhillips, Eastern Europe, Lubes news, North America

22nd April, 2013        

Singapore is keen to grow petrochemical industry

State administrators look to fuels production to enhance revenues

Tags: additives, Asia, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Lubrizol

18th April, 2013        

Kearl oil sands project to start up soon

Imperial Oil says its Kearl oil sands project is set to come online in April.

Tags: Lubes news, North America

8th April, 2013        

Myanmar is a promising market for lubes, oil and gas

A Shell distribution deal and oil block auctions could help revitalise the country's lubes and energy exploration sectors.

Tags: Asia, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Lubricants, Shell

5th April, 2013        

Sinopec to buy $1.02 billion of Chesapeake assets

Chinese major takes on US oil and gas properties

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, North America, Sinopec

22nd March, 2013        

CNPC and Sinopec spend big on refinery upgrades

Cleaner fuel is motivation for refurbishment of refineries by China oil majors

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes news, Lubes tech, Sinopec

22nd March, 2013        

Iraq to spend $130bn on energy infrastructure as Libya picks up

Iraq will spend $130bn on developing the country's upstream sector, while Libya's output has also risen as a result of local and inward investment.

Tags: BP, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Middle East

21st March, 2013        

South Sudan and Sudan oil export agreement

South Sudan will restart pumping, exporting oil after agreement with Sudan

Tags: Africa, Lubes news

14th March, 2013        

Lubricants and changes in the global auto industry

A paper from Roland Berger's Bill Downey published after the London ICIS Conference 2013 which examines how changes in the global auto industry will affect the lubricants sector.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Lubes news, white papers

13th March, 2013        

Report reveals Russian motor lubes demand

New research could provide key indicators for auto lubes demand in Russia to 2017.

Tags: automotive industry, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Lubricants, Russia

8th March, 2013        

CNPC-Rosneft in $30bn oil talks

Cash-for-oil deal discussions underway between Chinese and Russian majors.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes news, Rosneft, Russia

22nd February, 2013        

Chinese fuel prices may rise in February

Global crude prices may affect domestic adjustments for China's fuel.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Fuchs, Lubes news

21st February, 2013        

China Crude consumption rises, boosted by foreign supplies

China's crude oil consumption increased dramatically in 2012 thanks to surplus oil imports

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news

21st February, 2013        

China’s petrochemical output up in 2012

Output up but profits fall as China's petrochemical industry affected by economic cool-down.

Tags: additives, China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Lubes tech

20th February, 2013        

More private enterprises enter China's oil industry

Private sector companies set their sights on oil and gas exploration.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news

20th February, 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        

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        

Ecopetrol and Shell hit by terrorist attacks

Two of Ecopetrol's main oil pipelines have been forced to shut down in Columbia, Shell is hit by Nigerian thefts and Yemen also suffers.

Tags: Africa, Lubes news, S America, Shell

20th February, 2013        

South Sudan may have its own oil pipeline

An outbreak of peace between the two Sudanese nations could mean a major new South-North oil pipeline build to start within the year.

Tags: Africa, China, CNPC, Lubes news

19th February, 2013        

Ivory Coast oil discoveries may be beginning of boom

The end of the civil war in Ivory Coast may see a boom in oil output over the next five years.

Tags: Africa, Lubes news, Tullow

18th February, 2013        

Confused picture over Iranian sanctions

US Iranian sanctions are apparently having an impact on the country, but some exemptions are easing the energy situation.

Tags: China, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Middle East, North America

5th February, 2013        

Norwegian output to fall in 2013

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate is predicting a 5% fall in the nations total petrol output over the next 12 months.

Tags: Lubes news, PQIA, Scandinavia

1st February, 2013        

Iran plans to increase crude oil production

Iran plans to increase crude oil production by 2016

Tags: IEA, Lubes news, Middle East

29th January, 2013        

IEA predicts tightening OECD supplies as global fuel demand rises

OECD and OPEC supplies are set to tighten as global fuel demand rises in 2013 according to a new report.

Tags: IEA, Lubes news, Lubes tech, OEM and automotive, OPEC

24th January, 2013        

Myanmar pipeline to be completed by May

Next piece of Beijing's energy plan forecast to be in place by Spring

Tags: China, CNPC, Forecasts, Lubes news, Middle East

23rd January, 2013        

China’s crude imports may rise by 5% in 2013

Dependence on overseas oil continues to increase even as domestic output increases.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news

23rd January, 2013        

Daqing produces 40m tonnes of crude in 2012

Oilfield continues high output for domestic oil and gas

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes news, PetroChina

23rd 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        

Statoil increases Brazil presence and boosts African reserves

Statoil is expanding its exploration in Brazil and has made a third offshore discovery in Tanzania

Tags: Africa, Brazil, Lubes news, Statoil

8th January, 2013        

OPEC predicts strong 2013 output

Record 2012 may be followed by strong 2013 for the oil producing nations' conglomerate as US fuel prices escalate.

Tags: Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Middle East, North America, OPEC

4th January, 2013        

Gazprom plant construction close as Russian output hits record highs

Gazprom starts work on its new blending plant in Finland as Eastern European nations expand and Russian crude output hits record levels.

Tags: additives, base oil, Europe, Gazprom, Lubes news, Lubes tech, Russia

4th January, 2013        

Chinese company to maintain Iran imports

Major Chinese supplier to maintain links with Iran despite sanctions

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Middle East, North America, Sinopec

28th December, 2012        

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        

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        

Chinese oil demand to grow by 3.4% in 2013

Forecast shows modest growth in world's fastest growing oil consumer's demand.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news

24th December, 2012        

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        

Jordan to get oil from Iraq

Iraq offers 100,000 barrels of crude to Jordan

Tags: base oil, Lubes news, Middle East

5th 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        

Rail is new pipeline

Rail is the new pipeline to help the Western states keep up with the US oil production boom

Tags: BP, Lubes news, N America

4th December, 2012        

New prospects for Kenyan oil production

Tullow has made a second oil discovery in Kenya adding to its African portfolio

Tags: Africa, Europe, Lubes news

4th December, 2012        

Gulf blaze claims victims

The body of a Filipino worker has been found after a blaze on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tags: Lubes news, North America

26th November, 2012        

China to become main buyer of Iraqi oil by 2030

China looks to Middle East nation to boost energy imports

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, Middle East, Russia

21st 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        

China oil and gas production to rise significantly

Thew latest forecasts show China's oil and gas output will continue to rise exponentially until 2013

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news

21st November, 2012        

Sino-Kazakh pipeline could be at capacity within 2 years

Forecasts show new pipeline could be operating at full speed by 2014

Tags: China, Eastern Europe, Forecasts, Lubes news

21st November, 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        

Pertamina to split and move into Europe

Indonesian oil producer to split shipping and lubes, while taking lubes into European markets.

Tags: Africa, Asia, Europe, Lubes news, Lubricants, marine

12th November, 2012        

Gulf takes Houghton as Samsung wins Yanbu

Gulf OIl has won the race to buy Houghton International, while Samsung Engineering takes the the Saudi development contract to expand the Yanbu refinery.

Tags: Asia, India, Lubes news, Middle East, North America

12th November, 2012        

Shell aims for Indian expansion

Shell is pushing for a greater share of the Indian lubes market.

Tags: India, Lubes news, Shell

8th November, 2012        

China shores up oil loans in South America

Latin America increases cash-for-oil trade with China's Development Bank.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, S America

25th October, 2012        

Sinopec flexes its energy muscle

Sinopec moves into coal and gas

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

25th October, 2012        

China report shows boost for lubes industry

A new lubes report for China to 2015 shows positive news for the nation's lubes industry.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CNOOC, CNPC, Forecasts, Helix, Lubes news, Lubricants, Shell, Sinopec

25th October, 2012        

CNOOC breaks ground on Yantai storage hub

CNOOC rivals Sinopec as it builds new storage facility

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

19th October, 2012        

China delivers first supertanker to Iran

First of twelve VLCCs arrives in Middle East.

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

19th October, 2012        

Sinopec boosts Asian and European storage

Sinopec is constructing a new facility in Asia and buying into major European storage.

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

16th October, 2012        

Irish oil greater than first thought

Ireland's oil reserves appear to be significantly greater than first thought, according to Providence Oil.

Tags: Europe, Lubes news

10th October, 2012        

Kyrgystan fuel supplies safe

Government officials seek to reassure country that fuel supplies are secure.

Tags: Europe, Lubes news, Russia

9th October, 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        

Shell opens new Russian plant

New facility north of Moscow could reduce Russian import volumes

Tags: Lubes news, Russia, Shell

9th October, 2012        

Shenhua's coal-to-liquid oil products hit the market

Chinese company to start business from its megaton energy facility as it eyes Mongolian expansion

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news

24th September, 2012        

Sinochem wins government approval for $4.6bn refinery

Authorities give go-ahead for large refinery in Quanzhou

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Middle East, OPEC

24th September, 2012        

GS Caltex establishes Chinese unit

Korean company to expand China presence

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

24th September, 2012        

CNOOC puts 26 offshore blocks up for tender

State-owned oil giant is looking to international bidders for exploration blocks

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

24th September, 2012        

Indian lubes producer heads for Europe

An Indian state-owned lubes producer is set to open it's first European plant to boost sales of the Veedol brand.

Tags: Corporate News, Europe, India, Lubes news

12th September, 2012        

Sri Lanka aims at expanding lubes exports

The Sri Lankan division of OIC is aiming at further overseas expansion.

Tags: Asia, India, Indian OIl Corp, Lubes news

12th September, 2012        

US lubes consumption set for slow growth

A new report states that North American lubes commercial lubes consumption will only grow marginally over the next five years.

Tags: Kline, Lubes news, North America, waste

11th September, 2012        

Lukoil to invest in Romanian plant

Russian oil major set to improve it's joint venture production facility.

Tags: Europe, Lubes news, Russia

11th September, 2012        

Total boosts Asian presence

French oil producer aims at lubes market with new facility.

Tags: Asia, Europe, Lubes news, Total

11th September, 2012        

Shell to invest $1bn in China shale

Shell looks to exploit nation's massive shale gas resources

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, CNPC, Lubes news, shale, Shell

24th August, 2012        

China's H1 crude growth far outpaced by natural gas fields

Gas production up as China's oil fields fail to deliver.

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

24th August, 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        

China Base Oil Summit to be held September

Country's largest annual oil and lubes conference to be hosted by Chengdu

Tags: base oil, China, Forecasts, Lubes news

22nd August, 2012        

Shell starts work on $100m lubes plant in Tianjin

New plant will strengthen operational activities in China.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Shell

22nd August, 2012        

China's oil demand drops for the first time in three years

Sharp drop in oil demand reflects slowdown in Chinese economy.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news

22nd August, 2012        

CNPC and CNOOC strengthen foreign ties

China majors increase investment in drilling rights overseas.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, CNPC, Lubes news, Shell

22nd August, 2012        

South Koreans get busy in base oil

Two new deals put South Korean companies at the heart of Group III base oil projects

Tags: Asia, base oil, Brazil, Lubes news, Russia

16th August, 2012        

Shell extends Hyundai deal

Shell continues global OEM partnership with Korean car maker

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, Lubes news, Shell

16th 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        

Afton expands further into Asia

Afton Chemical is set to increase its Asian presence with a new manufacturing plant

Tags: Afton Chemical, Asia, Lubes news

15th August, 2012        

Suncor seeks Chinese investors for oil sands projects

Canadian firm courting Chinese suitors to ease cost pressure

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, North America, shale

24th July, 2012        

CNPC in talks to with Ecuador over $12.5bn refinery

China oil major looks to take on Pacifico operation.

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

24th July, 2012        

CNOOC seeks foreign firms for offshore projects

China oil giant is on the hunt for JVs to operate South China Sea oilfield blocks.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CNOOC, Lubes news

22nd July, 2012        

CNPC gains approval for LNG storage facility in Hainan

China oil major set to develop major island shipping and storage operation

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes news

22nd July, 2012        

China invests $20bn in Iraqi oilfields

China's oil majors have committed to a significant drilling programme in two northern Iraqi oilfields.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes news, Middle East, Sinopec

21st July, 2012        

Chevron consolidates gas oils

Chevron has consolidated its gas engine oils under a single brand

Tags: Chevron, Lubes news, Lubricants

10th July, 2012        

Norway averts oil shutdown

Government steps in to stop strike threat of a total shutdown of its oil industry

Tags: Europe, Lubes news

10th July, 2012        

Castrol goes bio

Castrol has launched a new biolube range for the industrial sector.

Tags: bio lubes, Castrol, Lubes news, Lubricants, North America

9th July, 2012        

CNPC shows interest in Norwegian oil

China oil giant may collaborate with Norway's state-owned producer.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Europe, Lubes news, Statoil

25th June, 2012        

CNOOC starts building $1.6bn crude facility

Taizhou refinery is underway for completion in two years.

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

25th June, 2012        

Venezuela signs off China $8bn oil-for-loans deal

Venezuela makes China its largest creditor in an oil for cash deal.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, S America

25th June, 2012        

Gambia signs exploration deal as Tanzania opens plant

Gambia has signed a join-US deal for oil exploration whilst Tanzania is set to open its first lubes plant.

Tags: Africa, Lubes news, Lubricants, North America

11th June, 2012        

Castrol Offshore in Bangladesh

BP's specialist arm has linked up with a key distributor to take on the Bangladesh market

Tags: Castrol, India, Lubes news

8th June, 2012        

Parkland unveils growth plan

'Penny Plan' set to boost Canadian fuel and lube distributor's profitability.

Tags: Lubes news, North America

7th June, 2012        

Gulf Oil to reduce mining and expand oil

Hinduja-owned Gulf Oil may reduce its mining operations but will certainly expand its oil activities in India

Tags: India, Lubes news

7th June, 2012        

Implied oil demand in China drops

April's oil demand figures show first annual decline in three years for the world's second largest oil consumer.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news

29th May, 2012        

Pipeline delays won’t deter Chinese investors

China continues to pour money into Canada despite oil pipeline delay.

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

15th May, 2012        

$1 trillion petro-dollar windfall could help China rebalance

Money from oil price fluctuations amongst OECD nations could work in China's favour to boost the country's economy.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news

15th May, 2012        

Lubes boom in China continues

Analysts see lubes and grease demand continuing to grow over next five years.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news

14th May, 2012        

ADNOC to build new terminal

ADNOC is to build a new import terminal to help meet UAE fuel demands.

Tags: Lubes news, Middle East

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        

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        

Ghana signs $1bn Chinese loan

Ghana will use Chinese finance to develop a major natural gas project.

Tags: Africa, China, China lubes news, Lubes news

19th April, 2012        

Gazprom gets busy in oil, LNG and marine

Russian energy giant has a busy month announcing lubes deals and a new plant.

Tags: Europe, Gazprom, Lubes news, marine, Russia

4th April, 2012        

Quick lube outlets drop, but female-owned mobiles may buck trend

The latest US quick lube and lubes plus rankings reveal a fall in outlets and revenues, but a new Vegas-based franchise may add some dash to a dull market.

Tags: Lubes news, Lubricants, N America

2nd 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        

China installs emergency oil tanks to hedge price volatility forecasts

China is building a second phase of emergency oil storage as forecasts of oil price volatility and continued high demand persist.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news

28th March, 2012        

China found more oil and gas in 2011

China's annual oil and gas discoveries close to 70 year record high.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news

27th March, 2012        

Idemitsu Kosan opens Changchun branch

Japanese chemical producer establishes China site.

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

27th March, 2012        

Asia to drive oil growth in 2012, says IEA

French analysts see drive for oil demand coming from the East

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

26th March, 2012        

Libya increases exports to China

Sinopec and PetroChina to buy increased Libyan crude output

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Middle East, PetroChina, Sinopec

26th March, 2012        

ENOC opens new lubes plant

Massive new blending and grease production plant in UAE uses the latest technology.

Tags: grease, Lubes news, Lubricants, Middle East

15th March, 2012        

First commercial oil strike in Ireland

The first major oil strike off the coast of Ireland has been announced by a small Irish oil company

Tags: Europe, Lubes news, Upstream News

15th March, 2012        

BRICs & US oil consumption to top nearly $2,000bn and US synthetics to grow

Two new reports show significant growth in global oil consumption and specific US demand for synthetic lubes and functional fluids.

Tags: base oil, Brazil, China, India, Lubes news, Lubricants, North America, Russia

5th March, 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        

BP plant stays idle into April

BP's Cherry Point refinery, one of the largest West Coast refineries, will remain idle until April after a fire

Tags: BP, Lubes news, North America

1st March, 2012        

Asia's chemical sector benefits from sales and construction

Singapore and Thailand are set to benefit from a sale and new construction in the chemicals sector.

Tags: additives, Asia, Infineum, Lubes news

1st March, 2012        

China's third-largest oil base becomes operational

Sinopec has begun operations at one of China's largest oil reserve bases in Hebei Province.

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

27th February, 2012        

Sinopec plans massive refinery expansions

China oil major set to boost production and capacity to take on PetroChina

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, PetroChina, Sinopec

27th February, 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        

BP gets go-ahead for deepwater gas exploration

BP and CNOOC are set to collaborate on South China sea drilling.

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

23rd 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        

Korea builds new refinery as India negotiates with Iran

Korea is joining with Shell to build a new base oil plant as India sends a delegation to Iran to negotiate oil payments.

Tags: Asia, India, Lubes news, Middle East, Shell

9th February, 2012        

New discoveries bode well for Brazil

Oil and gas finds by Repsol and Petrobras look good for Brazil's oil reserves

Tags: Brazil, Lubes news, Petrobras, Repsol, Sinopec

8th February, 2012        

South Sudan closes supplies as Oryx opens in W Africa

South Sudanese oil suppliers are being shut down, but Oryx boosts lubes production on the other side of the African continent.

Tags: Africa, CNPC, Lubes news, Petronas

6th February, 2012        

Petrobras celebrates record outputs

Brazil's oil producer declares record oil and gas levels for 2011.

Tags: Brazil, Lubes news, Petrobras

23rd January, 2012        

Zhenhai closed for maintenance

Sinopec closes largest refinery for repairs with significant loss of output.

Tags: base oil, China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Sinopec

23rd January, 2012        

CNOOC starts shale gas exploration

China's leading offshore producer begins its first domestic drilling project.

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

20th January, 2012        

China oil demand forecasts for 2012 lowered

IEA lowers short-term estimates but China still on target to lead world oil consumption.

Tags: BP, China, Forecasts, Lubes news

20th January, 2012        

CNPC aims at further records after declaring overseas milestone

China's largest energy firm announces record output levels, with more to come over the next four years.

Tags: Africa, China, CNPC, Forecasts, Lubes news, Middle East

20th January, 2012        

Zhejiang to benefit from massive investment

Zhejiang Province is set to benefit from massive domestic investment from China's major oil producers.

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes news, PetroChina, Sinopec

19th January, 2012        

Sino-Afghan oil deal signed

CNPC and Afghanistan ink a long-term exploration deal in the Amu Darya Basin.

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

19th January, 2012        

Sinopec to double overseas output

China's Oil supplier to reach 1m barrels by 2015.

Tags: China, CNPC, Forecasts, Lubes news, Sinopec

19th January, 2012        

Russian output at record levels

Latest figures show new high in post-Soviet oil output.

Tags: Lubes news, Rosneft, Russia

9th January, 2012        

Pakistan expanding refining capacity

Indications are clear that Pakistan's refining infrastructure is growing

Tags: Asia, Lubes news

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        

Australia starts 2012 with no refineries

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

Tags: Australia, Lubes news

2nd January, 2012        

CNOOC starts Cambodia drilling

CNOOC announces start of first oil and gas drilling in Cambodia.

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

27th December, 2011        

Terminal boosts in Oman and Asia

Two new agreements are set to boost lube storage operations in Oman and China

Tags: Asia, China, Lubes news, Lubricants, Middle East

23rd December, 2011        

TNK_BP to invest in Arctic pipeline

UK-Russian conglomerate set to boost oilfield and export infrastructure from Yamal region.

Tags: BP, Lubes news, Russia

23rd December, 2011        

Saudi struggles with oil sales to Asia

Asian refiners are reluctant to use recent additional Saudi output

Tags: Asia, base oil, Lubes news, Middle East

23rd December, 2011        

China to fund Costa Rican refinery modifications

China finances Latin American revamp of major refinery

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, S America

19th December, 2011        

China to match U.S. oil demand by 2040

China's thirst for oil is set to match the US according to a new report.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, North America

19th December, 2011        

Chinese deepen oil ties with Kuwait

New plant and increased exports in Kuwait but Libyan investments may stall.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Middle East, Sinopec

19th December, 2011        

CNOOC to increase LNG and oil sands production

OPTI Canada sale completes as CNOOC builds LNG plant

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

19th December, 2011        

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        

ConocoPhillips names downstream business

ConocoPhillips has announced the name and location of its independent downstream company.

Tags: ConocoPhillips, Lubes news, North America

21st November, 2011        

Repsol builds Group III plant for SK

A Repsol-SK joint venture will boost production of Group III lubricants for Europe.

Tags: Asia, Europe, Lubes news, Repsol

21st November, 2011        

World Bank predicts severe oil crunch by 2015

World Bank consultant claims oil could exceed $150 within five years.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, Middle East

21st November, 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        

CNPC signs oil deal in Afghanistan

CNPC ignores tough political environment to broker major export contract

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

24th October, 2011        

Bulgaria re-opens lubes plant

Plama refinery set to become leading producer in the country.

Tags: Europe, Lubes news, Lubricants

21st October, 2011        

Iran moots avgas exports as Bahrain plant opens

Iran may begin exporting aviation fuel, while a new Group III plant starts up in Bahrain.

Tags: Aviation, base oil, Lubes news, Middle East

20th October, 2011        

Hauxin builds new oil storage

Hauxin China is set to build a new oil storage facility in the South East

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news

17th October, 2011        

China oil demand slumps

Chinese demand for crude and finished products at 10-month low.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, PetroChina

17th October, 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        

Shell fire hits Asian and global markets

A major fire at Shell's Singapore refinery shuts the plant and hits global crude and naphtha supplies and trading

Tags: Asia, Lubes news, Shell

3rd October, 2011        

Pertamina targets Bangladesh

Bangladesh has become the latest export target for Pertamina

Tags: Asia, India, Lubes news

3rd October, 2011        

China oil consumption to rise dramatically by 2020

A new report forecasts a significant rise in China's oil consumption over the next 10 years.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, Lubricants

26th September, 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        

World lube demand to rise through 2015

Demand for lubricants is set to rise steadily through to 2015 according to a new report.

Tags: Africa, Asia, China, Lubes news, Lubricants

14th September, 2011        

US backs Canada pipeline

State Department agrees Canada oil sands pipeline in first stage of approval process

Tags: Lubes news, North America, Obama

14th September, 2011        

Libyan change could isolate Russia and China

The fall of the Gaddafi regime has started a new oil race in the Libya

Tags: Europe, Lubes news, Middle East

8th September, 2011        

Nigeria launches new lubes

Nigeria's AMMASCO has launched a new range of high quality lubes for the domestic market.

Tags: Africa, Lubes news, Lubricants

8th September, 2011        

Somaliland and Ethiopia look to China deals

Somaliland and Ethiopia are hoping new oil deals with China will help revitalise their economies.

Tags: Africa, China, China lubes news, Lubes news

1st September, 2011        

Vietnam produces first Russian oil

VNOGG has begun pumping oil from its Russian oilfield venture.

Tags: Asia, Lubes news, Russia

22nd August, 2011        

Global industrial lubes on the up says Kline

Industrial and metalworking fluids are continuing their post-recession recovery, according to the latest Kline reports.

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

4th August, 2011        

Sinopec to build first plant outside China

China's Sinopec is set to build it's first blending plant outside the country to take on the pan-Asian market

Tags: Asia, Australasia, China lubes news, Lubes news, Sinopec

4th August, 2011        

UK set to invest in India after BP block purchase approved

The British Government has pledged to make significant investments in Indian commerce, helped by recent BP purchase approval.

Tags: BP, Europe, India, Lubes news

4th August, 2011        

Castrol closes India plant

Castrol closes its production plant in Chennai.

Tags: Castrol, India, Lubes news

4th August, 2011        

China Oil Demand Growth Slowest in Two Years

China's oil demand has slowed significantly and may stay below forecast levels.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news

25th July, 2011        

New drilling in Syria

Exploration begins in Itheria four years after licence is awarded

Tags: Lubes news, Middle East

25th July, 2011        

Kyrgyzstn may not suffer from fuel ban

A fuel export ban by the Russian and Kazhak governments may to have a significant effect on local prices

Tags: Lubes news, Russia

25th July, 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        

Fuchs Russian blending

Fuchs are set to build a Russian blending plant for OEM lubes.

Tags: Fuchs, Lubes news, Russia

8th July, 2011        

Repsol begins lubes production in Malaysia and China

Production at lubes plants now on-stream in Asian countries as part of a deal with UMW

Tags: Asia, China, Lubes news, Lubricants, Repsol

8th July, 2011        

Grease output up 13%

Grease output for 2010 rose 13% according to the NLGI.

Tags: grease, Lubes news

8th July, 2011        

Statoil discovers crude in Brazil

Statoil has made significant oil discoveries around its Peregrino Field in Brazil.

Tags: Brazil, China, Lubes news, Sinopec, Statoil

7th July, 2011        

PQIA forms Advisory Board

New committee to help PQIA to deliver organisation's mission.

Tags: Environment and Regulatory watch, Lubes news, N America

7th July, 2011        

OEMs tending towards low viscosity fluids

Regulations will force OEMs to keep up with higher performing fluids

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, Lubricants

28th June, 2011        

Encana and PetroChina shale deal fails

A potential joint venture for shale gas exploration has failed to materialise for PetroChina

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, N America, PetroChina

24th June, 2011        

China majors boost Group II production

China's three major oil producers are upgrading operations to increase Group II capacity, with Sinopec announcing an new refinery

Tags: China lubes news, CNOOC, Lubes news, PetroChina, Sinopec

24th June, 2011        

South Korea pushes for China lubes market

South Korea's lubes makers are targeting new routes into the Chinese lubes market through the automotive industry.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, China, Lubes news, OEM and automotive

16th June, 2011        

Shell withdrawal puts Kashagan on thin ice

Shell pulls out of Kashagan oil project leaving it in doubt.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Eurasia, Lubes news, Shell

16th June, 2011        

Iraq pushes oil output

Iraq is set to overcome oil infrastructure problems to increase output.

Tags: Lubes news, Middle East

8th June, 2011        

Bumpy road ahead for Ugandan oil?

First oil from Ugandan wells may face transportation issues.

Tags: Africa, Lubes news

3rd June, 2011        

China-Russia venture for oil refinery

Chinese and Russian producers are set to build a multi-billion dollar refinery for 2015.

Tags: car auctions, China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes news, Rosneft, Russia

23rd May, 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        

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        

China lubes production continues to grow

Statistics for March 2011 show China's lubes output continuing to grow.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news

12th May, 2011        

Lexus gains GF-5 certification

Lexus Lubrication Oil Ltd has gained API SN/GF-5 accreditation for its motor oil products.

Tags: China, China lubes news, GF-5, Lubes news, Lubricants

11th May, 2011        

China lubes to continue annual rise

Forecasts from Sinolub predict a steady rise in the growth of the Chinese lubes market over the next three years.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, Lubricants

11th May, 2011        

Mixed news for post-earthquake lubes market

There are mixed fortunes for Japanese lubes production and sales as the country recovers from the earthquake and tsunami.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Japan, Lubes news

11th May, 2011        

Great Wall pushes for quality market share

Sinopec is pushing its Great Wall brand to grow its share of the domestic high-quality lubes market despite external pressure.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Great Wall, Lubes news, Sinopec

11th May, 2011        

Chrysler teams up with Shell for dealer lubes

Chrysler is to use Shell lubes and Magneti Marelli parts in its Mopar dealerships including for competitors.

Tags: automotive industry, Chrysler, Lubes news, North America, Shell

21st April, 2011        

Huge Norway oil find

Norway's oil economy could be revived with a massive discovery by Statoil

Tags: Europe, Lubes news, Scandinavia, Statoil

21st April, 2011        

Indian lubes growth "not huge" predicts Castrol

Growth in the Indian lubes market will be driven by the automotive sector but won't be "huge" according to Castrol India's COO.

Tags: automotive industry, Castrol, China, Forecasts, India, Lubes news, Lubricants

15th April, 2011        

Sinopec JV tops China's production charts

A joint venture between Sinopec and Infineum is topping China's national lube production chart.

Tags: China, Infineum, Lubes news, Lubricants, Sinopec

14th April, 2011        

Biolubes market set to soar by 2017

The biolubes market will be driven by North America and Europe and is set for significant expansion by 2017 according to a new report.

Tags: bio lubes, Europe, Lubes news, North America

14th April, 2011        

Shell Pearl plant underway

One of Shell's largest ever infrastructure projects, the Pearl GTL Plant, is on the road to production

Tags: Lubes news, Lubricants, Middle East, Shell

31st March, 2011        

Liqui Moly goes mining

Liqui Moly is to expand its product range into the mining sector.

Tags: additives, Europe, Lubes news, mining

25th March, 2011        

Ghana gains new lubes brand

A new local lubes brand has been launched in Ghana to fill majors name gap

Tags: Africa, Lubes news, Lubricants

18th March, 2011        

Japan earthquake hits local refineries

The massive earthquake in Northern Japan damaged oil refineries and energy infrastructure and auto manufacture.

Tags: Asia, Environment, Japan, Lubes news

14th March, 2011        

Fuchs gains Rolls Royce approval

Fuchs has gained approval for its metalworking products for aero-engine production

Tags: Aviation, Europe, Fuchs, Lubes news

10th March, 2011        

Wax production in the balance says Kline

Petroleum wax production is set to decline as other wax types jockey for control of the market according to Kline.

Tags: Kline, Lubes news

23rd February, 2011        

Shell opens in Indonesia and closes in Africa

Shell sells a significant amount of downstream operations in Africa as it opens a new lubes plant in Java.

Tags: Africa, Asia, Lubes news, Shell

21st February, 2011        

Methanol markets set for growth

New report shows that the Methanol industry is set for signficant growth over the next few years.

Tags: additives, bio fuels, Lubes news

21st February, 2011        

Chemtura ups additive production

US specialist Chemtura is to increase its polymer output by the end of Q1

Tags: additives, Europe, Lubes news, N America, S America

21st February, 2011        

Serbian Base oil plant begins operation

Base oil production started at the NIS plant in Novi Sad.

Tags: base oil, Europe, Lubes news

11th February, 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        

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        

Takreer to expand production by 2013

Saudi-owned Takreer is set to expand is refining operations and open a diesel plant.

Tags: Lubes news, Lubricants, Middle East

31st January, 2011        

Saudi ambitions to maximise reserves

Saudi Arabia is rapidly expanding oil products and services to maximise returns on hydrocarbon reserves.

Tags: Aramco, Lubes news, Middle East

24th January, 2011        

Argus adds US GP III Base Oils

Pricing agency has added US Group III Base oils to its assessment portfolio

Tags: Europe, Lubes news, Lubricants, N America

17th January, 2011        

Functional Fluids to reach $18bn globally

The functional fluids market, including lubricants, is set to reach $18bn according to a new report.

Tags: Lubes news, Lubricants

17th January, 2011        

China & India to drive Asian base oil markets

A new report keeps China and India in the driving seat for base oils, but the supply landscape may change.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, base oil, China, India, Lubes news

5th January, 2011        

ACEA announces latest Euro oil sequences

ACEA has released its latest European oil sequences list.

Tags: ACEA, Europe, Lubes news, Lubricants

5th January, 2011        

Euro vehicle production rises

European vehicle production increased over the first nine months of 2010 according to ACEA

Tags: ACEA, automotive industry, Europe, Lubes news

5th January, 2011        

EPA faces another ethanol battle

The US Environment Protection Agency faces another court battle over its 15% ethanol legislation.

Tags: additives, Lubes news, North America

22nd December, 2010        

Fuchs expands Indian operations

Fuchs is set to increase its share of the Indian lubes market with a news Mumbai development centre.

Tags: Europe, Fuchs, India, Lubes news

22nd December, 2010        

Shell starts work on Chinese grease plant

Shell has laid the foundations for its largest global grease production plant in Zhuhai, China.

Tags: China, grease, Lubes news, Shell

22nd December, 2010        

Nigeria loses billons in fake lubes

Nigeria is losing billions of dollars as a result of trade in adulterated and fake lubricants.

Tags: Africa, Lubes news, Lubricants

22nd December, 2010        

Engen moves into Africa as Kline report shows demand increase

Engen has concluded its purchase of Chevron assets in Africa as Kline projects base oil growth in Africa and Middle East to 2019.

Tags: Africa, Lubes news, Middle East

22nd December, 2010        

China launches coal-to-oil sites

China has announced the inclusion of coal-to-oil projects in its latest energy development plan.

Tags: China, Lubes news, Lubricants

26th November, 2010        

Shell plans marine business in Dubai

Shell is set to launch a large-scale marine lubricants operation in Jebel Ali Port

Tags: Lubes news, marine, Middle East, Shell

17th November, 2010        

SK Energy offers window into challenges

A recent meeting with overseas energy companies gives an insight into the South Korean lubes producers' challenges.

Tags: Asia, Australasia, Corporate News, Lubes news, Lubricants

17th 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        

Gazprom pushes further into lubes market

Gazprom Neft is expanding its auto and industrial lubricants production to take on Russian Asian market.

Tags: Lubes news, Lubricants, Russia

25th October, 2010        

Dexos lists published as GM takes on ILSAC

GM's list of licenced products has been published along with some challenging words, but some lubes producers are playing catch-up and Citgo announces GF-5 equivalent.

Tags: Dexos, GM, Lubes news

25th October, 2010        

Venezuelan unions back lubes nationalisation

Trade unions Venezuela have backed the government's decision to nationalis a major lubes and chemical company.

Tags: Lubes news, S America

18th October, 2010        

Global additives to reach $8.2bn by 2015, US also set to grow

The global petroleum additives market is set to reach $8.2bn within the next five years, with US demand also increasing, according to new reports.

Tags: additives, Lubes news

18th October, 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        

Sri Lanka looks to expand

Sri Lanka is looking to double its oil imports to meet demand.

Tags: Asia, Lubes news

6th October, 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        

Valvoline goes for new look

Valvoline has repackaged its EMEA motor oil products.

Tags: Africa, Europe, Lubes news, Middle East, Valvoline

27th September, 2010        

Cairn finds first evidence of oil in Greenland

Scotland-based Cairn Energy has discovered oil off the coast of Greenland, although the scale is yet to be determined

Tags: Europe, grease, Greenland, Lubes news

22nd 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        

Afton to launch GF-5 busting motor oil

Afton Chemicals is set to launch a new PCMO to exceed the imminent GF-5 and Dexos standards

Tags: Afton Chemicals, automotive industry, GF-5, Lubes news

31st August, 2010        

North American lubes market in slow recovery says Kline

The North American finished lubes and automotive consumer markets are recovering, but it will be a slow process according to Kline.

Tags: automotive industry, Kline, Lubes news, North America

25th August, 2010        

Trouble in Adland

Valvoline and Shell are both facing sanctions for advertising authorities over product claims.

Tags: Australasia, Lubes news, North America, Shell, Valvoline

17th August, 2010        

New auto lube factory planned for Jordan

An Iraqi investment consortium is set to build a $50m car lube plant in Jordan

Tags: automotive industry, Lubes news, Middle East

17th July, 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        

Brazil get rerefinery for Group II

A new plant is set for construction in Brazil to capitalise on the governments drive for oil recycling.

Tags: Lubes news, S America

17th July, 2010        

PIB market set to grow in North America

A new report shows Polyisobutylene volumes in North America will reach 410,000 tons by 2015.

Tags: Lubes news, N America

17th July, 2010        

GL-4 to become obsolete

API will retire the SL-4 lubricant specification at the end of July

Tags: API, Lubes news

17th July, 2010        

Armenia has oil to spare as Belarus builds new gas stations

Solid Armenian production has created a surplus of fuels and lubricants, while Tatneft is to build more fuel outlets in Belarus

Tags: Eurasia, Lubes news

6th July, 2010        

Russian oil to drop as Kazaks opens lubes plant

Russian oil and gas production is predicted to fall from 2012 as Kazakstan opens its first lubes plant.

Tags: Lubes news, Russia

1st July, 2010        

Valvoline shuns Dexos licence

Valvoline says it has no plans to buy licences for its Dexos-standard products.

Tags: automotive industry, Dexos, Lubes news, Valvoline

22nd June, 2010        

Busy time for BASF

Chemical giant to seal deal for Cognis and opens PIB plant

Tags: BASF, Europe, Lubes news

22nd June, 2010        

Korea and Spain line up new oil plant

South Koera's SK Lubricants and Spain's Repsol are to build a new plant in South East Spain

Tags: Asia, base oil, Europe, Lubes news

16th June, 2010        

Independents benefit from new EU rules

Independent lubes suppliers are set to benefit from the new European Union Block Exemption Regulations

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Lubes news

16th June, 2010        

Falklands find '"significant"

Rockhopper Exploration has discovered a significant oil field in the North Falkland Basin.

Tags: Lubes news, S America

8th June, 2010        

dexos2 own-brand lubes launched by GM

GM subsidiary, Vauxhall, has launched the first own-brand lubricants range under the new Dexos2 specification

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, GM, Lubes news

7th June, 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        

UEIL announces European Congress

The UEIL has announced the dates and venue of its Annual European Lubricants Congress

Tags: Europe, Lubes news, UEIL

21st May, 2010        

Castrol and VW stay united

Castrol has extended its lubes OEM and service contract with VW.

Tags: automotive industry, Castrol, Lubes news, Volkswagen

18th May, 2010        

Lubrizol reports on European oil/fuel economy role

Lubrizol has released a report on the role of engine oils in improving fuel economy in Europe.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Lubes news, Lubrizol

14th May, 2010        

API SN finally wins approval

API has approved the SN and SN Resource Conserving engine oil categories in line with ILSAC GF-5

Tags: API, GF-5, Lubes news, North America

5th May, 2010        

China set to hike Base Oil prices

CNPC and Sinopec have announced increases in base oil prices from the beginning of May.

Tags: base oil, China, Lubes news

5th May, 2010        

Indian lube quality driven by OEMs

Indian automotive lube market is set to see a dramatic rise in quality, driven by OEM recommendations according to Kline.

Tags: India, Kline, Lubes news

28th April, 2010        

Ashland builds Valvoline plant

Ashland to build Valvoline packing and blending plant near Mumbai

Tags: India, Lubes news, Valvoline

20th April, 2010        

Romanian lubes consumption drops

Romanian Lubes consumption dropped by 40 million litres in 2009, with 70% consumption comprising automotive

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Lubes news

15th April, 2010        

PQIA to rival ILMA and API?

The Petroleum Quality Assocation of America has been established that could rival ILMA and API's testing programmes.

Tags: Lubes news, North America, PQIA

10th April, 2010        

Dexos licences will pay for $50m development programme

GM's Dexos specification testing to be funded by licence and blending fees.

Tags: automotive industry, GM, Lubes news

8th April, 2010        

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