Heavy-duty Engine Oils

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec
Orange gas cylinders for a truck that runs on liquefied gas. © FOTOGRIN

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec

Lube Report Asia - May 13, 2022

A draft standard for lubricants for heavy-duty engines running on natural gas has cleared the project review stage and b ...

Poland Demand Jumped 10% in 2021

Poland Demand Jumped 10% in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - April 26, 2022

After a pandemic-induced recession in 2020, lubricant demand in Poland rebounded last year as passenger cars returned to ...

The PC-12 Picture Becomes Clearer

The PC-12 Picture Becomes Clearer

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Development of PC-12 is now well underway. Steve Swedberg outlines how the new category will likely differ from its pred ...

Choices Aplenty: Selecting a Lubricant for Heavy-duty Diesel Marine Engines

Choices Aplenty: Selecting a Lubricant for Heavy-duty Diesel Marine Engines

Lubes'n'Greases - March 1, 2022

As engine technology and emissions requirements in the marine sector continually shift, lubricants must keep pace. What ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - March 1, 2022

Group II is the workhorse grade in the lubricants industry right now, but how firm is its position in the world of heavy ...

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Georgia Said to Favor Cheaper Imports

Lube Report EMEA - January 25, 2022

Georgia imported 18,860 tons of motor oils in 2021, a 1.2% drop compared to the year before, and a trade organization sa ...

PC-12 Development Cleared for Takeoff

PC-12 Development Cleared for Takeoff

Lube Report Americas - December 15, 2021

The years-long process of writing the next heavy-duty diesel engine oil category began last week when the American Petro ...

Bridging the Disconnect Between Factory Fill and Fleet Choice

Bridging the Disconnect Between Factory Fill and Fleet Choice

Lubes'n'Greases - November 1, 2021

Awareness of the advantages of low-viscosity heavy-duty engine oils can help to narrow the gap between what fleet owners ...

Can 0W-20 Oils Protect Heavy-duty Diesel Engines?

Can 0W-20 Oils Protect Heavy-duty Diesel Engines?

Lubes'n'Greases - November 1, 2021

As emissions limits and fuel economy targets become more stringent in markets around the globe, there has been an increa ...

Ultra-low Ash Lubes Benefit Engines

Ultra-low Ash Lubes Benefit Engines

Lube Report Americas - October 6, 2021

Leveraging ultra-low ash lubricants’ benefits in diesel engines – extended diesel particulate filter maintenance int ...

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 ...

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China Truck Standard Now Due July 1

Lube Report Asia - April 30, 2021

The Chinese government announced on April 25 that the parts of its China VI emission standard applying to heavy diesel v ...

FA-4 Gains Ground

FA-4 Gains Ground

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Protecting the internal components of heavy-duty engines is about more than efficiency. High-quality engine oil is the l ...

Heavy-duty Shifts to Lighter Oils

Heavy-duty Shifts to Lighter Oils

Lube Report Americas - October 28, 2020

The heavy-duty diesel engine oil market is gradually shifting to lower-viscosity products, with advancing technology and ...

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Lube Report Asia - September 18, 2020

Fluor Corp. announced on Sept. 15 that it safely achieved mechanical completion of Valvoline’s lubricants blending pla ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

Steve Swedberg discusses why the API CH-4 heavy-duty engine oil service category may soon be phased out.

Not by Oil Alone

Not by Oil Alone

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

As heavy-duty OEMs struggle to improve fuel economy, the solution may lie on the surface of engine cylinders.