Passenger Car Engine Oils

Viscosity Continues to Decrease
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Viscosity Continues to Decrease

Lubes'n'Greases - October 3, 2022

Lower viscosity grades seem to have taken over the PCMO market. Will engine oil viscosity trend even lower in the coming ...

Is India a Land of Opportunity for Lubricants?

Is India a Land of Opportunity for Lubricants?

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2022

The Indian lubricants market took a big hit during the pandemic. How has it bounced back, and how might it grow in the n ...

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Kline: Global Demand Recovered in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - August 30, 2022

Global lubricant demand jumped 8.3% last year, recovering most of what the market lost during the first year of the COVI ...

Russian Lube Production Close to 2020 Level

Russian Lube Production Close to 2020 Level

Lube Report EMEA - August 30, 2022

Russia produced around 600,000 metric tons of finished lubricants in 2021, a slight increase from the previous year, acc ...

Gasoline and Engine Oil: The Whole Story

Gasoline and Engine Oil: The Whole Story

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

Steve Swedberg clears up some misconceptions about gasoline and discusses how changes to final formulations can affect l ...

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 ...

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 ...