Passenger Car Engine Oils

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed
The Valvoline China Lubricant Plant in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, China was completed by Fluor ahead of schedule. © Business Wire

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

LNG Magazine - 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

LNG Magazine - 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 ...

Automotive

Automotive

LNG Magazine - August 3, 2020

Steve Swedberg posits that aftermarket additives, often called “snake oil” or “mouse milk,” may have some useful ...

Study Forecasts Decline for India’s Aftermarket

Study Forecasts Decline for India’s Aftermarket

Lube Report Asia - July 31, 2020

Spending in India on aftermarket engine oils and other aftermarket items will drop significantly in fiscal 2021 as a res ...

Pandemic Increases Delays in Oil Changes

Pandemic Increases Delays in Oil Changes

Lube Report Americas - July 29, 2020

In addition to the sudden drop in miles driven, the COVID-19 pandemic has also caused more drivers in the United States ...

Need to Know

Need to Know

LNG Magazine - July 2, 2020

When the storm clouds clear, Tom Glenn believes that covid-19 will have made the lubricant business stronger and more re ...

Russia Using More Synthetic Motor Oils

Russia Using More Synthetic Motor Oils

Lube Report EMEA - May 31, 2020

The share of vehicles in Russia that use American Petroleum Institute’s API SM or API SN motor oil categories increas ...

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Automotive

LNG Magazine - April 1, 2020

Steve Swedberg traces the evolution of used oil from careless disposal to rerefining.

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SPOTLIGHT ON ILSAC GF-6

LNG Magazine - January 21, 2020

The looming introduction of one of the most complex specifications to date is top of mind for formulators. Two companies ...

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The Synthetics Are Coming

LNG Magazine - January 21, 2020

Engine oil specs are increasing the technical demands put on base oils and pushing formulators toward using more synthet ...