Automotive Lubricants

Copton Posts Higher Profits, Sales

Copton Posts Higher Profits, Sales

Lube Report Asia - October 8, 2021

Chinese lubricants blender Qingdao Copton Tech Co. reported increases in net profit and operating income for the first h ...

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 ...

Facing the Challenges

Facing the Challenges

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

A perfect storm has been gathering in the lubricants industry for some time: There has been increasing pressure from gov ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

Making an Engine Oil Every time you purchase or install a quart of engine oil, you are the end point of a manufacturi ...

Yip’s Lube Profits Improve

Yip’s Lube Profits Improve

Lube Report Asia - October 1, 2021

The lubricants business of Hong Kong-based Yip’s Chemical Holdings Ltd. reported improved operating profit and sales f ...

Additive

API Engine Oil Licensing Fees to Rise Jan. 1

Lube Report Americas - September 29, 2021

Fees for the American Petroleum Institute’s Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System will increase effective Jan. ...

Michigan Halts Sale of Orion Products

Michigan Halts Sale of Orion Products

Lube Report Americas - September 15, 2021

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development issued a stop-use and stop-removal order on REV 360 brand p ...

Gulf to Explore E-mobility

Gulf to Explore E-mobility

Lube Report Asia - August 27, 2021

Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. signaled in a recent press release that it may move into the e-mobility space. With India ...

Profits Down for Tide Water, Up for Gulf

Profits Down for Tide Water, Up for Gulf

Lube Report Asia - August 20, 2021

For the quarter ending June 30, Tide Water Oil reported a decrease in profit, while Gulf Oil Lubricants India, Maximus I ...

Profits Fall for GP, Jump for Balmer

Profits Fall for GP, Jump for Balmer

Lube Report Asia - August 13, 2021

India’s GP Petroleums reported a steeper net loss for the quarter ended June 30, while the lubricants unit of Balmer L ...

Calumet Reports Steep Earnings Loss

Calumet Reports Steep Earnings Loss

Lube Report Americas - August 11, 2021

For the quarter ending June 30, Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. saw a steep net loss but with increased sales, ...

International Fluids Consortium

International Fluids Consortium

Lubes'n'Greases - August 2, 2021

You’ll remember that my column in June discussed the new heavy-duty engine oil category, currently called PC-12. It mu ...

Progress by Failure

Progress by Failure

Lubes'n'Greases - August 2, 2021

Electric motor failure in hybrid buses caused by copper corrosion leads to the development of more effective e-transmiss ...

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 ...

New ACEA Sequences Make Their Debut

New ACEA Sequences Make Their Debut

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

The long-awaited 2021 ACEA light-duty engine oil specifications are finally in the hands of lubricant blenders, marketer ...

The Shifts in PCMO

The Shifts in PCMO

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

Need to Know The passenger car motor oil business in the United States has seen considerable change over the past two ...

EV Fluid Development Challenges

EV Fluid Development Challenges

Electric Vehicles InSite - July 1, 2021

Alexandra Przyborowski and Raj Shah outline some of the challenges faced by developers of lubrication products that are ...

U.S. Oil Change Sales Down

U.S. Oil Change Sales Down

Lube Report Americas - June 30, 2021

Sales at oil change and lubrication shops in the United States declined 3% to $6.4 billion in 2020, down from $6.6 billi ...