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

Infineum Releases Second Sustainability Report

Infineum Releases Second Sustainability Report

Infineum’s carbon emissions target is on track, says its second sustainability report. The United Kingdom-based company …

Castrol E-transmission Fluid Available for Aftermarket

Castrol E-transmission Fluid Available for Aftermarket

Castrol released its dedicated EV transmission fluid for aftermarket in Europe for the first time since its On range was …

Mercedes to Cut Emissions in Half by 2030

Mercedes to Cut Emissions in Half by 2030

Mercedes-Benz says it will cut its carbon dioxide emissions in half by 2030

GM and Honda to Develop Affordable Electric Vehicles

GM and Honda to Develop Affordable Electric Vehicles

GM and Honda will develop affordable electric vehicles that will cost around $30,000, placing them well below Tesla’s …

SEC Releases Climate Disclosure Proposal

SEC Releases Climate Disclosure Proposal

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed rule requires public companies to disclose their emissions and climat …

Corporate Emissions Pledges Wide of the Mark

Corporate Emissions Pledges Wide of the Mark

Twenty-five of the world’s largest companies are on average falling short of their net-zero pledges and providing little …

SBTI Moratorium on Fossil Fuels

SBTI Moratorium on Fossil Fuels

Commitments and targets from the fossil fuel industry will no longer be accepted by the Science Based Target Initiative.

Chevron Investing in Low-carbon Technologies

Chevron Investing in Low-carbon Technologies

Chevron’s aim to invest in low-carbon technologies includes acquiring renewable diesel producer Renewable Energy Group f …

Shell Exits Gazprom Ventures

Shell Exits Gazprom Ventures

Anglo-Dutch energy company Shell exits Gazprom ventures in response to Russian invasion of Ukraine at the end of Februar …

BP Cuts Ties with Rosneft

BP Cuts Ties with Rosneft

U.K.-based energy company BP cut ties with Rosneft after Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine on February 24. Curre …

HSBC to Cut Loans to Carbon-intensive Sectors

HSBC to Cut Loans to Carbon-intensive Sectors

HSBC will cut loans to carbon-intensive sectors in line with the Paris Agreement target and to become a net zero bank by …

Taxonomy Text Agreed for Gas and Nuclear

Taxonomy Text Agreed for Gas and Nuclear

At the start of February, the European Commission finalized the proposal to add nuclear energy and natural gas-fired po …

Cepsa Nexolub Deliver Carbon-Neutral Base Oil

Cepsa Nexolub Deliver Carbon-Neutral Base Oil

Nexolub, a trader of petroleum derivatives and chemicals, and energy company Cepsa joined forces to deliver what they s …

Valvoline Pilots EV Servicing Options

Valvoline Pilots EV Servicing Options

Valvoline, a U.S. lubrication manufacturer and car care company, launched a suite of new services aimed at electric veh …

UK EV Bonanza Casts Shadow on PCMO Future

UK EV Bonanza Casts Shadow on PCMO Future

Surging electric vehicle sales in the United Kingdom in 2021 has made future demand for automotive lubricant uncertain, …

New Additive Plant Feels Bite of China Carbon Regs

New Additive Plant Feels Bite of China Carbon Regs

Government scrutiny of carbon dioxide emissions made very tangible impacts recently on the business of Rianlon, a Chine …

Environmentalists Sue VW Over Greenhouse Gases

Environmentalists Sue VW Over Greenhouse Gases

Environmentalists are suing Volkswagen, contending the carmaker has infringed on their rights, which could set a precede …

Regional Market Shrank 11% in 2020

Regional Market Shrank 11% in 2020

The European lubricant industry was not spared from the major shock to Europe’s manufacturing sectors caused by the CO …