Simon Johns

SIMON@LUBESNGREASES.COM

Managing Editor InSites - Simon Johns is the managing editor of Lubes'n'Greases’ InSites. He joined the company in September 2017, bringing a decade of publishing experience, most of which was spent heading an upstream-focused publication covering global oil and gas markets. Simon hails from the south of England but currently lives in Istanbul, where in his spare time he plays music and hosts a weekly radio program with his son.

Recent Articles

Japan Lube Sales Dipped in May

Japan Lube Sales Dipped in May

Finished lubricant production in Japan continues shrinking and has trailed behind last year’s numbers every month so f …

Saudi Firm Acquires Shell Pakistan 

Saudi Firm Acquires Shell Pakistan 

Authorities gave the green light on Saturday for a Saudi company’s acquisition of Shell Pakistan Ltd. The purchase was …

BYD Launches Big EV Project in Turkey

BYD Launches Big EV Project in Turkey

Chinese original equipment manufacturer BYD has agreed with the Turkish government to build a US$1 billion electric vehi …

ExxonMobil Taps Philippines Distributor

ExxonMobil Taps Philippines Distributor

ExxonMobil tapped Juliana Holdings, Inc. to be its official distributor of Mobil-branded lubricants and services in the …

Podcast: Growth for the Additives Business in IMEA

Podcast: Growth for the Additives Business in IMEA

Lubrizol, one of the largest lubricant additive companies in the world, has identified IMEA as a high-growth region.

Chemtool Settles Plant Fire Suit

Chemtool Settles Plant Fire Suit

People living within a three-mile radius of the Chemtool plant in Rockton, Illinois, may be eligible for a U.S. $94.5 mi …

Clean Harbors Stock Continues Climb

Clean Harbors Stock Continues Climb

Clean Harbors Inc.’s stock price edged past U.S.$220 per share this week, up by more than 140% since July 2022. The comp …

Briefly Noted

Briefly Noted

HD Hyundai Oilbank launched a new electric vehicle lubricant brand called Hyundai XTeer EVF. Earlier this year, the Sout …

ATIEL and UEIL Form Joint Sustainability Committee 

ATIEL and UEIL Form Joint Sustainability Committee 

Two European lubricants associations, ATIEL and UEIL, have formed a sustainability committee to address the industry’s …

STLE Forms Sustainability Committee

STLE Forms Sustainability Committee

The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, one of the foremost lubricant technical associations in North Ame …

Asia

Asia

Asia is an area so culturally and geographically diverse that it would paint a false picture trying to characterize it …

EU Dashes China’s Hopes of Market Domination

EU Dashes China’s Hopes of Market Domination

The European Union has voted to increase tariffs on Chinese EVs.

EU to Vote on Chinese EV Tariffs

EU to Vote on Chinese EV Tariffs

The EU will vote next week on whether to increase tariffs on electric vehicles imported from China, a move that if impl …

EV Fleet Growth Projections

EV Fleet Growth Projections

There is much variance among forecasts over the long-term future of e-mobility.

Life Cycle Assessment and Product Carbon Footprint

Life Cycle Assessment and Product Carbon Footprint

Industry associations have been busy developing life cycle assessment and product carbon footprint calculation methodol …

EPA Ups Emissions Reporting for Oil and Gas Industry 

EPA Ups Emissions Reporting for Oil and Gas Industry 

US Oil and natural gas facilities must up the accuracy of emissions data of face fees.

Environmental Protection Laws Tighten Either Side of the Atlantic

Environmental Protection Laws Tighten Either Side of the Atlantic

The EU and the Biden Administration are working on new laws to curb emissions from industry.

Fuchs: Regulations, EVs Pose Challenges

Fuchs: Regulations, EVs Pose Challenges

Amid market stagnation, Europe’s lubricants industry faces an unprecedented set of challenges ranging from regulations …