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Base Oil Report: Trends
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Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The lubricants industry is constantly looking for sustainable replacements for traditional mineral oils. How does soybea ...

PAOs Offer Electric Performance

PAOs Offer Electric Performance

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The base stocks used to formulate lubricants for electric vehicles are vital to performance. What are the best options?

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ExxonMobil Helps Scale Bio Base Stocks

Lube Report Americas - December 22, 2021

ExxonMobil entered a joint development agreement with biobased base stock manufacturer BioAccelergy to commercially scal ...

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ExxonMobil LAO Project Pushed Back

Lube Report Americas - December 8, 2021

ExxonMobil’s entry into the linear alpha olefin market has been delayed as a large expansion of the company’s Baytow ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - November 1, 2021

Leave No Trace   By now you’ve probably heard of the push for carbon neutrality. It’s gone from a buzz term ...

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ExxonMobil to Raise High-vis PAO Capacity

Lube Report Americas - October 13, 2021

ExxonMobil Synthetics today announced plans to expand the production capacity of its metallocene high viscosity polyalph ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

A Time of Transition   The past 18 months have not been particularly wonderful for the active industries involve ...

Spotlight on Biobased Lubricants

Spotlight on Biobased Lubricants

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2021

Entering an important phase for greener, more sustainable lubricants Gone are the days when biobased lubricants were ...

Not Your Father’s Base Oil

Not Your Father’s Base Oil

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2021

The ever-growing emphasis on sustainability is pushing the lubricants industry to develop products that help achieve car ...

India Cuts Palm Oil Import Duty

India Cuts Palm Oil Import Duty

Lube Report Asia - July 23, 2021

India implemented a temporary cut in the duty charged on palm oil imports, part of an effort to offset a sharp run-up in ...

How Low Can You Go?

How Low Can You Go?

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

Base Oil Report: Trends As governments worldwide pass stricter standards to combat carbon dioxide emissions, lubrican ...

Taif Makes Lubes in Nizhnekamsk

Taif Makes Lubes in Nizhnekamsk

Lube Report EMEA - March 30, 2021

A finished lubricant blending facility was installed late last year at the site of Russia’s only polyalphaolefin plant ...

PAO Springs Forward

PAO Springs Forward

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Polyalphaolefins are expensive, available from just a handful of producers and increasingly being replaced in automotive ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Is the ICE Decline an Upturn for Silicones? Unfamiliar to many in the industry, silicone base stocks have limited app ...

Ineos Declares Force Majeure for PAOs

Ineos Declares Force Majeure for PAOs

Lube Report Americas - February 3, 2021

Ineos declared force majeure last month on supply of low-viscosity polyalphaolefins after an unexpected disruption to fe ...

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Indonesia JV to Supply Palm Catalysts

Lube Report Asia - January 29, 2021

PT Pertamina Lubricants and two other Indonesian companies have formed a joint venture aimed at developing catalysts tha ...

PetroChina Opens Pilot PAO Plant

PetroChina Opens Pilot PAO Plant

Lube Report Asia - January 22, 2021

PetroChina last month opened a pilot plant producing low-viscosity polyalphaolefin in Lanzhou, China, using technology d ...