Automotive Lubricants

Valvoline Eyes Growth in Industrial Oils

Valvoline Eyes Growth in Industrial Oils

Lube Report EMEA - November 17, 2020

Custom Content – Within the space of just three years, Valvoline Europe has significantly grown its industrial lubrica ...

Valvoline Geared Up for Grease Expansion

Valvoline Geared Up for Grease Expansion

Lube Report EMEA - October 6, 2020

Custom Content – Valvoline, one of the world’s leading lubricant and automotive suppliers, has made a frictionless m ...

Gulf to Explore E-mobility

Gulf to Explore E-mobility

Lube Report Asia - August 27, 2021

Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. signaled in a recent press release that it may move into the e-mobility space. With India ...

Profits Down for Tide Water, Up for Gulf

Profits Down for Tide Water, Up for Gulf

Lube Report Asia - August 20, 2021

For the quarter ending June 30, Tide Water Oil reported a decrease in profit, while Gulf Oil Lubricants India, Maximus I ...

Profits Fall for GP, Jump for Balmer

Profits Fall for GP, Jump for Balmer

Lube Report Asia - August 13, 2021

India’s GP Petroleums reported a steeper net loss for the quarter ended June 30, while the lubricants unit of Balmer L ...

Calumet Reports Steep Earnings Loss

Calumet Reports Steep Earnings Loss

Lube Report Americas - August 11, 2021

For the quarter ending June 30, Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. saw a steep net loss but with increased sales, ...

Progress by Failure

Progress by Failure

Lubes'n'Greases - August 2, 2021

Electric motor failure in hybrid buses caused by copper corrosion leads to the development of more effective e-transmis ...

International Fluids Consortium

International Fluids Consortium

Lubes'n'Greases - August 2, 2021

You’ll remember that my column in June discussed the new heavy-duty engine oil category, currently called PC-12. It m ...

Engine Oil Price Hikes Authorized in Iran

Engine Oil Price Hikes Authorized in Iran

Lube Report EMEA - July 27, 2021

Iranian regulators recently authorized a 41% hike in prices for gasoline and diesel automotive engine oils. The country ...

The Shifts in PCMO

The Shifts in PCMO

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

Need to Know The passenger car motor oil business in the United States has seen considerable change over the past tw ...

New ACEA Sequences Make Their Debut

New ACEA Sequences Make Their Debut

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

The long-awaited 2021 ACEA light-duty engine oil specifications are finally in the hands of lubricant blenders, markete ...

EV Fluid Development Challenges

EV Fluid Development Challenges

Electric Vehicles InSite - July 1, 2021

Alexandra Przyborowski and Raj Shah outline some of the challenges faced by developers of lubrication products that are ...

U.S. Oil Change Sales Down

U.S. Oil Change Sales Down

Lube Report Americas - June 30, 2021

Sales at oil change and lubrication shops in the United States declined 3% to $6.4 billion in 2020, down from $6.6 billi ...

France’s Lube Sales Ascend in April

France’s Lube Sales Ascend in April

Lube Report EMEA - June 29, 2021

Lubricant consumption in France jumped 61% in April, compared to the same month in 2020, likely reflecting a rebound fro ...

Bullishness for China’s Industrial Segment

Bullishness for China’s Industrial Segment

Lube Report Asia - June 25, 2021

Despite the rapid growth of electric vehicles in China, new opportunities are available for lube suppliers, speakers sai ...

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lithium Greases Rebound in China, India

Lube Report Asia - June 18, 2021

Lithium greases made a small comeback in 2020 in Asia’s two largest grease markets, according to the latest survey by ...