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Poland Demand Jumped 10% in 2021
As Polish drivers returned to the road, sales of lubricants rose. © PannaPhoto

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 ...

Spotlight on Electric Vehicles

Spotlight on Electric Vehicles

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

BASF and Lanxess share how they are contributing to an all-electric future.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol

VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A watchdog of the United Kingdom’s lubricant market has lodged a complaint against a German marketer, contending that ...

Russian Survey Highlights Top Oils

Russian Survey Highlights Top Oils

Lube Report EMEA - December 15, 2020

Shell, Lukoil and ExxonMobil remained the most popular motor oil brands in Russia in 2020, as they were two years ago, a ...

Thinning Benefit

Thinning Benefit

Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2020

How can low-viscosity oils balance conflicting demands in modern engines? While lowering engine oil viscosities has b ...

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 ...

Need to Know

Need to Know

Lubes'n'Greases - September 2, 2020

Tom Glenn examines how private-label lubricants made the move up from the minor leagues to the majors.

Africa Drives Forward Again

Africa Drives Forward Again

Lubes'n'Greases - August 5, 2020

With five global automakers gearing up for new or increased production across the continent, more modern lubricants may ...

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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 ...