US demand for synthetic lubricants and functional fluids is expected to increase by 6% per annum to 2018.
The re-balance in the lubricants economy; UEIL conference contributions, refining over-capacity squeezes the oil majors and the Middle East enters the fray and how the lubes industry is helping to drive F1.
Brakes Plus And Universal Lubricants to recycle used motor oils.
Kelley Blue Book is specifying the use of Quaker State oils in all of its long-term test vehicles.
Hydrodec has reached agreement with its U.S. partner G&S Technologies Group, to expand capacity at its rerefinery in Canton, Ohio.
GE to buy oil pump maker Lufkin for nearly $3 billion
What would happen if US consumers follow Europe's diesel consumption and petrol reduction lead? How will the trend for Always On technology impact lubes marketing in developing nations.
ExxonMobil is undertaking a major cleanup operation after pipelines leaked Canadian heavy crude oil in Arkansas and trains derail in US and Canada.
A new government in Greenland may constrain oil and mineral exploration, while Shell is banned from Arctic exploration.
Draft fracking rules are released to assuage public concern in California
Canada has, according to experts, put the wrong kind of maple leaf on its 20 dollar bill
A generally positive outlook for 2013 for the global economy and the oil and lubricants sectors, but the legislators are likely to be the key influencers.
The world's two biggest economies continue to drive the global money-go-round as Europe battles with its own financial issues. Meanwhile OEMs update their data and mobile technology advances.
Signs of improved confidence in the US economy could rub-off on the rest of the world despite gloomy short-term predictions. What will CAFE and other emissions standards do to the lubes economy?
BMW stops deliveries of 2013 modes in M5 and M6 performance range after an oil pump issue. Toyota to recall millions of cars globally for window switch problem
Fires in refineries in Venezuela and Japan are under investigation as Niagra starts to rebuild after last year's fire damage.
China's Wanxiang's planned investment in a US battery maker is good news for A123 Systems, but causes unease over IP.
Calumet confirms Royal Purple deal, Cosan completes Comma purchase, but Evonik puts IPO on hold.
Gambia has signed a join-US deal for oil exploration whilst Tanzania is set to open its first lubes plant.
ConocoPhillips Board agrees spin-off and new company begins trading as Q1 results reveal a drop in profits and more Chinese compensation payments.
Valvoline and parent company Ashland reported mixed Q2 results as a deal is struck with TNK-BP to market lubes in Russia
Chevron Malaysia is putting more of its Caltex service stations in the hands of retailers, while Crevier announces new facility
New chemical labelling regulations have been announced by the US Department of Labour.
VC deals see waste fuel and chemical companies change hands.
Two new reports show significant growth in global oil consumption and specific US demand for synthetic lubes and functional fluids.
Have the latest PMIs created a fog of indecision amongst the world's legislators as they look for a way out further economic crisis? What next for the lubricants market?
US oil industry subsidies should be abolished re-directed to clean energy research, says President Obama.
A new public information site to track the use of fracturing chemicals has been launched in the US as a Canadian company reveals a new LPG fracking gel.
The Japanese environmental disaster, combined with a slowing global economy and short-term auto production slowdown, could still benefit the lubes industry.
BP has placed assets in Gulf royalties to support the new Deepwater Horizon Trust as one Senator believes an end to the drilling moratorium may be in sight.
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.
The North American finished lubes and automotive consumer markets are recovering, but it will be a slow process according to Kline.
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