Legislators in California are considering a bill that would require automotive service providers to notify customers of the oil change interval that carmakers recommend for their vehicles. Read More
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Engine oil marketers hoping to license new products with the American Petroleum Institute or General Motors’ proprietary Dexos program are hitting a stumbling block: A key engine sequence test is unavailable at oil testing laboratories until further notice. Read More
BP announced a new wave of 3,000 job cuts from its downstream operations – including the BP and Castrol lubricant businesses – to be made by the end of 2017. Croda International finished building steel work that will house the main process reactor for a non-ionic surfactants plant under construction at its manufacturing facility in New Castle, Delaware. Houghton International appointed Kevin Smith senior vice president and president for Europe, Middle East and Africa and Global Automotive and Aerospace. Krahn Chemie took over distribution of Oxea specialty esters in France, establishing a local sales team operating from the French branch of sister company Albis Plastic.