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Biosynthetics - Where high performance and sustainability converge

Allen Barbieri, CEO of Biosynthetic Technology, provides a fascinating insight into the latest developments in biosynthetic lubricants.

Tags: bio lubes, Europe, Lubes tech, white papers

1st November, 2015        

Europalub - a new window on Europe's lubricants landscape

In a presentation to launch the innaugural issue of EuropaLub, Sebastian Crawshaw explains the status of European lubricants data.

Tags: Europe, Lubricants, OATS, white papers

30th September, 2015        

Challenges in lubricants development – sustainability, raw materials and new technologies

Member of the Fuchs Petrolub SE Executive Board, Lutz Lindemann, examines the industries, technologies, regulations and regions that will drive the global lubricants markets.

Tags: China, Fuchs, Lubricants, white papers

30th May, 2015        

Big Deals : Big Consequences

The RPS Downstream Consulting team examine what might happen if ExxonMobil decided to acquire BP. According to Sargeant and Speding this is a real possibility.

Tags: BP, Castrol, ExxonMobil, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Shell, white papers

12th May, 2015        

Macroeconomic Factors Impacting The Global & European Lubricants Industry

Fuchs' Head of Global Competitive Intelligence, Apu Gosalia, examines how macro-economics is impacting global lubes demand. 19th ICIS Base Oil Conference presentation.

Tags: Fuchs, Lubricants, oil prices, white papers

11th March, 2015        

China - an automotive accident waiting to happen?

Thatcham Research Future Vehicle Engineer, Andrew Hooker, examines the tensions for automakers in the Chinese market. In particular challenge of low-grade metals and lube recycling on the country's accident repair industry.

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, Environment, Lubricants, waste, white papers

24th December, 2014        

Why earlFUSiON - why now?

OATS COO, Richard Carney, examines the current challenges faced the lubricants industry and explains why OATS' earlFUSiON platform is designed to help the lubes industry meet future information needs.

Tags: EARL apps, Lubricants, OATS

12th November, 2014        

Economic Growth V Clean air: The drivers for Lubes specs in China

Diana Shen's insightful presentation on China's clean air crisis and it's impact on the lubricants and energy industries.

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Lubricants, white papers

23rd June, 2014        

30 years on: OATS and the lubricants industry

OATS Chairman Sebastian Crawshaw looks back at OATS first 30 years in the lubricants industry, global developments and an interesting future.

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Europe, Internet marketing, Lubricants, N America, OATS, white papers

13th May, 2014        

GTLs - is there an elephant in the room?

RPS Energy's John Unsworth, John Sargeant and Stuart Speding question the impact of of Gas-to-Liquids on the lubricants industry.

Tags: Africa, Middle East, N America, white papers

9th May, 2014        

Global Lubricant Demand Growth Outlook: 2013-2023

RPS Energy's Stuart Speding examines regional economic prospects; how vehicle ownership will driver lubricants growth and the role of distributors and marketing in the next decade.

Tags: automotive industry, base oil, white papers

14th October, 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        

Automotive lube quality in China

OATS' Diana Shen's presentation to the 6th Annual ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants conference asks if China's vehicle owners are using the right lubes.

Tags: automotive industry, China, white papers

24th July, 2012        

Leapfrogging technology

RPS' John Allan discusses the way developing markets are using the latest technology to leapfrog their way into the quality lubes markets.

Tags: white papers

2nd May, 2012        

Summary of Diesel Emissions Conference and AdBlue Forum, Asia 2012

A comprehensive summary of the 3-day Diesel Emissions Conference and AdBlue Forum held in Beijing at the end of March 2012.

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment, white papers

23rd April, 2012        

ExxonMobil's re-organisation

John Sargeant and Stuart Speding of RPS Energy examine the real implications of ExxonMobil's marketing re-structure on the wider lubes industry

Tags: ExxonMobil, Lubricants

13th February, 2012        

More Bang for your Marketing Buck

RPS' John Sargeant and Stuart Speding look at measuring marketing effectiveness in the lubricants industry.

Tags: Lubricants, white papers

13th February, 2012        

Internet, social media and the lubricants industry

How European lubricants marketers are using the internet and social media.

Tags: Europe, OATS, white papers

7th November, 2011        

The lubricants industry: When is growth really growth?

The RPS Energy team discusses the apparent 'false dawn' of lubes industry re-growth, suggesting lubes marketeers need to examine closely their sales channels.

7th October, 2011        

The Impact of the recent Earthquake and Tsunami on the Japanese Energy Industry

RPS Energy's Stuart Speding looks at the immediate aftermath of the environmental disasters in Japan and their potential impact on the country's energy industry.

Tags: Japan, white papers

25th March, 2011        

Middle East unrest - Potential Impact on Energy Markets

RPS Energy's Simon Telling surveys the current political climate in the Middle East and its potential impact on oil supplies.

Tags: Africa, Middle East, white papers

16th March, 2011        

Lubricants - Is it time for Manufacturing and Marketing to go their separate ways?

RPS Energy's Stuart Speding asks if lubricants producers are asking the wrong questions when it comes to supply chain, suggesting the debate should focus on the role of in-house manufacturing.

Tags: Lubricants, white papers

1st October, 2010        

Jean Philippe-Monod on block exemption

The UEIL's Jean-Philippe Monod delivered a presentation at the 2009 UEIL Congress which focused on European competition policy and its affects on the lubricants industry.

Tags: Europe, UEIL, white papers

22nd December, 2009        

The GDP effect on lubricants demand

Focusing on the correlation between national GDPs and the demand and supply of lubricants with market comparisons from 2008 and Q1 2009. Written by Sebastian Crawshaw of OATS and Apu Gosalia, Head of Strategic Marketing, Fuchs Petrolub AG.

Tags: Europe, Fuchs, OATS, white papers

9th June, 2009        

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