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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Quick Lubes Cut Semi-synthetic Prices

Quick Lubes Cut Semi-synthetic Prices

Lube Report - November 8, 2017

The average cost a quick lube charged for an oil change using five quarts of semi-synthetic oil dropped more than 20 per ...

JXTG Keeps Mobil Lubes

JXTG Keeps Mobil Lubes

Lube Report Asia - October 3, 2017

Japans JXTG Group will convert all of its 2,800 Esso- and Mobil-branded fuel stations in the country to Eneos by 2020, b ...

Lubes Vie for Attention at Car Supermarket

Lubes Vie for Attention at Car Supermarket

Lube Report Asia - August 8, 2017

On a recent Friday afternoon in the downtown district of Jiangsu provinces capital city, Nanjing, several customers stro ...

U.S. Light Vehicle Aging Trend Continues

U.S. Light Vehicle Aging Trend Continues

Lube Report - July 19, 2017

The average age of light vehicles in the United States reached 11.6 years by the end of 2016, up almost 17 percent from ...