Automotive Lubricants

Quiet Running as Formula E Enters Fifth Season

Quiet Running as Formula E Enters Fifth Season

PEV - November 29, 2018

Does Formula E have what it takes to lure in an audience and keep it engaged with the new electric motorsport format? Af ...

More European Nations Consider ICE Bans

More European Nations Consider ICE Bans

PEV - November 29, 2018

Bans on internal combustion engine vehicles are gradually sweeping across Europe. Their practicalities are a point of di ...

The Front Edge of Electrification

The Front Edge of Electrification

PEV - November 29, 2018

Norway leads Europe in the number of new four-wheel electrified vehicle registrations. The extent of the threat posed by ...

Germany and France Try to Jump-start Battery Production

Germany and France Try to Jump-start Battery Production

PEV - November 19, 2018

Concerned that their industries are falling behind Asia, Germany and France announced initiatives in November to help Eu ...

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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 ...

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Spotlight on Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2018

Modern grease formulation is a balancing act of performance, service life and energy efficiency. Two companies give insi ...

Forecasts Clash on Americas Auto Lubes

Forecasts Clash on Americas Auto Lubes

Lube Report Americas - February 21, 2018

The Freedonia Group and Kline and Co. agree about the biggest factors that will affect automotive lubricant markets in t ...

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 ...

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Afton, Valvoline Report Mixed Results

Lube Report Americas - February 14, 2018

Afton Chemical had decreased profits last year, despite enjoying a strong fourth quarter, and Valvoline reported a decre ...

Bright Stock Supply Shrinks

Bright Stock Supply Shrinks

Lube Report Americas - January 31, 2018

Global bright stock demand was 2.7 million tons in 2017, but is expected to decline by approximately 250,000 tons by 202 ...

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 ...

Grease Research Earns NLGI Grant

Grease Research Earns NLGI Grant

Lube Report Americas - January 10, 2018

A scientific investigation into the mysteries of lubricating grease degradation and entropy has been awarded the NLGI Re ...

Coolants Plus Acquires Scot

Coolants Plus Acquires Scot

Lube Report Americas - January 10, 2018

Coolants Plus, the marketer of Starfire brand lubricants, announced last week that it had purchased Scot Lubricants Inc. ...

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 ...

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Grease Consistency: A Stiff Challenge

Lubes'n'Greases - October 24, 2017

For almost a century, the cone penetrometer has taken the measure of grease stiffness. Its easy, cheap, fast--and wildly ...

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 ...

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Small Engines Come Racing Back

Lubes'n'Greases - August 24, 2017

Motorcycle and leisure boat sales are driving oil trends for machines used in work and play.

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 ...