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

Oleochemicals Companies Step into Base Stocks Arena

Oleochemicals Companies Step into Base Stocks Arena

Many oleochemical producers are looking to increase their presence in the lubricants industry. How are factors such as p …

Ford Cuts Jobs to Focus on Electric Vehicles

Ford Cuts Jobs to Focus on Electric Vehicles

Ford Motor Co. will ax 3,200 jobs mostly in Germany, as the company shifts its focus toward electric vehicle production.

Tesla Drops Prices Again

Tesla Drops Prices Again

Tesla cut prices again, this time in America and Europe, in an attempt shore up sinking sales.

SKF and Castrol Launch Oil-as-service

SKF and Castrol Launch Oil-as-service

Castrol and SKF will jointly offer “oil-as-service” to help industrial customers reduce lubricant consumption and encour …

Podcast: 2022, a Mixed Bag

Podcast: 2022, a Mixed Bag

Special sustainability contributor Apu Gosalia talks about why corporate sustainability should focus on carbon.

Tribology Vital to Reducing Carbon Emissions

Tribology Vital to Reducing Carbon Emissions

Sustainability is more than a buzzword – it’s a business necessity.

Impact of EVs Greater on MWFs than PCMO

Impact of EVs Greater on MWFs than PCMO

E-mobility’s impact on the industry will be felt more acutely by MWF producers, according to a new ILMA report.

Musk’s Tesla Stock Dump Rattles Market

Musk’s Tesla Stock Dump Rattles Market

Elon Musk sold $3.95 billion of Tesla stock, rattling investors already spooked by his purchase of Twitter for $44 billi …

Mercedes to Bids Farewell to ICE Platform

Mercedes to Bids Farewell to ICE Platform

Mercedes announced it will make the 2025 E Class its last model based on an internal combustion engine platform. All ne …

Phillips 66 Installs First EV Charger

Phillips 66 Installs First EV Charger

Phillips 66 debuted an ultra-fast electric vehicle charger at its flagship gasoline station in Houston. EV charging comp …

Oil Majors Invest in Battery Cooling

Oil Majors Invest in Battery Cooling

Shell and TotalEnergies have both announced partnerships to develop electric vehicle battery immersion cooling fluids, s …

Waste Oil Rerefining Comes of Age

Waste Oil Rerefining Comes of Age

As the lubricants industry searches for ways to come closer to meeting its sustainability goals, waste oil rerefining is …

UEIL Launches Online Carbon Calculator

UEIL Launches Online Carbon Calculator

The Union of the European Lubricants Industry launched a new online tool to help companies calculate their carbon footpr …

Podcast: Just When Things Got Back to Normal

Podcast: Just When Things Got Back to Normal

Lubes’n’Greases’ editor Gabriela Wheeler shares her perspectives on seemingly never-ending base oil market uncertainty. …

Engine Oil Development to Continue

Engine Oil Development to Continue

Although the writing is on the wall for internal combustion engines, lubricant formulators still have work to do meeting …

Mainstreaming Waste Oil Rerefining

Mainstreaming Waste Oil Rerefining

Mainstreaming waste oil rerefining is almost a given, especially as legislators focus attention on the circular economy.

Developing Ultrafast Battery Charging

Developing Ultrafast Battery Charging

Castrol and electric vehicle propulsion specialist Sprint Power will jointly develop ultra-fast battery packs cooled by …

American EV Sales Keep Rising

American EV Sales Keep Rising

Registrations of new electric vehicles in the United States reached 442,788 in the second quarter, up 13% from the same …