Automotive Lubricants

Africa Drives Forward Again
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Africa Drives Forward Again

LNG Magazine - August 5, 2020

With five global automakers gearing up for new or increased production across the continent, more modern lubricants may ...

Q2 Profits Down for Afton, Valvoline

Q2 Profits Down for Afton, Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - August 5, 2020

Afton Chemical recorded lower operating profit and sales for its second quarter, and Valvoline reported decreases in ope ...

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ACEA Amends Oil Sequences

Lube Report EMEA - August 4, 2020

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

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Automotive

LNG Magazine - August 3, 2020

Steve Swedberg posits that aftermarket additives, often called “snake oil” or “mouse milk,” may have some useful ...

Study Forecasts Decline for India’s Aftermarket

Study Forecasts Decline for India’s Aftermarket

Lube Report Asia - July 31, 2020

Spending in India on aftermarket engine oils and other aftermarket items will drop significantly in fiscal 2021 as a res ...

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Rules Require Diligence from Quick Lubes

Lube Report Americas - July 29, 2020

Enforcement of engine oil and transmission product labeling and receipt requirements that impact quick lubes and their d ...

Pandemic Increases Delays in Oil Changes

Pandemic Increases Delays in Oil Changes

Lube Report Americas - July 29, 2020

In addition to the sudden drop in miles driven, the COVID-19 pandemic has also caused more drivers in the United States ...

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

Lube Report EMEA - July 28, 2020

Shell intends to increase the production capacity of its 180,000 tons per year blending plant in Torzhok by 50 percent b ...

New Grease Plant Starts Up in Kansas

New Grease Plant Starts Up in Kansas

Posts - July 20, 2020

A joint venture between Japanese grease maker Kyodo Yushi and its American partner Lubrication Engineers began operating ...

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Expanding to Grow in Evolving Grease Market

Posts - July 20, 2020

Aerospace Lubricants is nearing completion on an expansion to add 10 million pounds of grease production capacity at its ...

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Brightstock Demand to Dwindle

Posts - July 20, 2020

Global bright stock demand sat at 2.7 million tons in 2017, but is expected to decline by roughly 250,000 tons by 2027, ...

Oil Change Sales Rise

Oil Change Sales Rise

Lube Report Americas - June 21, 2020

Sales for oil change and lubrication shops in the United States reached an estimated $6.6 billion in 2019, up 5% from $6 ...

Sleeping BEV Giant Awakes in Frankfurt

Sleeping BEV Giant Awakes in Frankfurt

PEV - December 3, 2019

The German city of Frankfurt played host to the biannual International Auto Show in September. The major German manufact ...

Oil Change Sales on the Rise

Oil Change Sales on the Rise

Lube Report Americas - June 26, 2019

Sales by oil change and lubrication shops in the United States reached $6.3 billion in 2018, up 4 percent from 2017, acc ...

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Semi-Synthetic Prices Rise at Quick Lubes

Lube Report Americas - October 17, 2018

The average price this year for an oil change using five quarts of semi-synthetic oil rose 11.4 percent to just under $4 ...

ExxonMobil Bets on Mobile Car Care

ExxonMobil Bets on Mobile Car Care

Lube Report Americas - February 14, 2018

ExxonMobil invested in a startup company offering on-demand fuel delivery and mobile vehicle car care service - includin ...

Pertamina Truck Treads New Ground

Pertamina Truck Treads New Ground

Lube Report Asia - January 12, 2018

Bucking the trend of on-demand, on-location mobile oil change services commonly offered in Indonesia, Pertamina Lubrican ...