Automotive Lubricants

France Lube Demand Rises

France Lube Demand Rises

Lube Report EMEA - January 18, 2022

Lubricant demand in France was up year over year in November 2021 for the first time since August and only the second ti ...

Shell, Lukoil Top Russian Survey

Shell, Lukoil Top Russian Survey

Lube Report EMEA - January 18, 2022

A recent survey of Russian motorists found that Shell, Lukoil and ExxonMobil were the most recognized motor oil brands i ...

UK EV Bonanza Casts Shadow on PCMO Future

UK EV Bonanza Casts Shadow on PCMO Future

Electric Vehicles InSite - January 14, 2022

Surging electric vehicle sales in the United Kingdom in 2021 has made future demand for automotive lubricant uncertain, ...

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?

What Factors Are Swaying EV Adoption in the U.S.?

What Factors Are Swaying EV Adoption in the U.S.?

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The transition to electric vehicles is imminent, but the speed of adoption remains debatable. Explore the factors that m ...

The Aftershock

The Aftershock

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

There were eight finished lubricant price increases in 2021. What led to these increases, and how have market conditions ...

The Bounty of Bench Tests

The Bounty of Bench Tests

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The changing landscape for lubricants and greases means that bench tests must also evolve. How are bench tests supportin ...

CPC Pitches PAOs for E-fluids

CPC Pitches PAOs for E-fluids

Electric Vehicles InSite - December 22, 2021

As electric vehicle sales in Europe, North America and Asia accelerate, passenger car motor oil demand could decline rap ...

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Supreme Court Reopens Infineum GF-3 Suit

Lube Report Americas - December 15, 2021

The United States Supreme Court reopened the door this week on a two-decade patent battle between Chevron Oronite and In ...

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 ...

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Castrol: Drivers Delay Maintenance

Lube Report EMEA - December 14, 2021

More than half of United Kingdom drivers responding to a recent survey said they have delayed vehicle maintenance such a ...

The Road to Standardization

The Road to Standardization

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

Quantifying Tackiness and Adhesion in Greases Standardization of test methods in the lubricants industry is neither a ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

How About Another Engine Test? As you all know, I think we may overdo the engine test requirements for engine oils. I ...

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Alfa Chem Expands Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - November 30, 2021

Russian lubricant marketer Alfa Chem Group is expanding the capacity of its synthetic motor oil production line by 2,500 ...

France Sales Fell in September

France Sales Fell in September

Lube Report EMEA - November 23, 2021

France’s lubricant demand dropped more than 10% in September, compared to the same month in 2020, but was up sequentia ...

Profits Up for MJL, Down for Tide Water

Profits Up for MJL, Down for Tide Water

Lube Report Asia - November 19, 2021

Tide Water Oil Co. and base oils and lubricants trader Maximus International both reported drops in profits for the quar ...

EVs Also Threaten Industrial Lubes

EVs Also Threaten Industrial Lubes

Lube Report Americas - November 17, 2021

Although the transition to electric vehicles will gradually cut the automotive industry’s need for industrial lubrican ...

Russian Lubes Slog Toward Recovery

Russian Lubes Slog Toward Recovery

Lube Report EMEA - November 16, 2021

Russian finished lubricant production has been sluggish and stood at about 1 million tons in the first eight months of 2 ...