Simon Johns

simon@lubesngreases.com

Managing Editor - Simon Johns is the managing editor of reports. He joined Lubes'n'Greases in September 2017, bringing a decade of publishing experience, most of which was spent heading an upstream-focused publication covering more than 30 oil and gas markets worldwide. Johns hails from the south of England but currently resides in Istanbul, where in his spare time he plays music and hosts a weekly radio program with his son.

Recent Articles

Condat Acquires Italian Firm

Condat Acquires Italian Firm

French lubricant company Condat SA last week finalized the acquisition of Kemno, a specialist lubricant and coolant comp …

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

There are a number of potential avenues of development and challenges for electric vehicle lubricant formulators, but wh …

EV Makers’ Mark

EV Makers’ Mark

News from around the world of passenger EV manufacturers.

Commercial EVs Still Delivering

Commercial EVs Still Delivering

News from around the world of commercial and public transport EVs.

Plug In, Turn On, Drive Out

Plug In, Turn On, Drive Out

News from around the world of charging networks and batteries.

Total Acquires Lubrilog

Total Acquires Lubrilog

French energy major Total announced last week that it had acquired Lubrilog SAS, thereby strengthening Total’s presenc …

Neste Divests Stake in Nynas

Neste Divests Stake in Nynas

A district judge in Sodertorn, Sweden, on Thursday approved Nynas AB’s petition to extend its court-administered reorg …

Turkish Lubes Market on the Ropes

Turkish Lubes Market on the Ropes

Local economic uncertainty and a global pandemic delivered a one-two punch to Turkey’s lubricants industry this year.

Lubricating Plastics via Microcapsules

Lubricating Plastics via Microcapsules

Chemists at two German research institutes have devised lubricant-filled microcapsules that can be mixed into thermoplas …

ACEA Amends Oil Sequences

ACEA Amends Oil Sequences

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association issued a revision to its 2016 European oil sequences last week, ahead …

Recovery Signs for EU Registrations

Recovery Signs for EU Registrations

As pandemic lockdowns eased across Europe, the European Union’s carmakers enjoyed an uptick in registrations of new pa …

Formulating Bike Lube Systematically

Formulating Bike Lube Systematically

A British supplier of bicycle cleaning products devised a process to determine the performance characteristics of chain …

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

By a slender margin, base oil traders stayed within the half-year 200,000 metric ton quota on API Group II imports into …

Brit Businesses Call for Sustainable Recovery

Brit Businesses Call for Sustainable Recovery

Shell and BP are among 150 signatories of a letter to United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging the U.K. govern …

May Car Sales Still Low in EU

May Car Sales Still Low in EU

There are signs of moderate recovery in May for passenger car registrations across the European Union, according to the …

Ajman Emirate Nabs Counterfeiters

Ajman Emirate Nabs Counterfeiters

Authorities in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, confiscated 100,000 packs of fake engine oil after a sweep last week on a co …

Turkish Refinery Set to Reopen

Turkish Refinery Set to Reopen

Turkey’s only base oil plant is likely to resume production once Tupras restarts its Izmir refinery on July 1. Operati …

China EV Sales Rebound

China EV Sales Rebound

After the devastation of coronavirus, Chinese car buyers are making their way back to the dealerships to buy EVs so they …