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UK EV Bonanza Casts Shadow on PCMO Future
Tesla’s Model 3 was the second-best selling car in the United Kingdom in 2021. ©Hadrian

UK EV Bonanza Casts Shadow on PCMO Future

Electric Vehicles InSite - January 14, 2022

Surging electric vehicle sales in the United Kingdom in 2021 has made future demand for automotive lubricant uncertain, ...

CPC Pitches PAOs for E-fluids

CPC Pitches PAOs for E-fluids

Electric Vehicles InSite - December 22, 2021

As electric vehicle sales in Europe, North America and Asia accelerate, passenger car motor oil demand could decline rap ...

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ExxonMobil Helps Scale Bio Base Stocks

Lube Report Americas - December 22, 2021

ExxonMobil entered a joint development agreement with biobased base stock manufacturer BioAccelergy to commercially scal ...

Factory Will Make Castor Derivatives

Factory Will Make Castor Derivatives

Lube Report Asia - December 10, 2021

France-based Arkema announced on Monday a 50% increase in global capacity for its Oleris castor oil derivatives, which a ...

Valvoline to Provide EV Services

Valvoline to Provide EV Services

Lube Report Americas - December 8, 2021

Valvoline will provide vehicle maintenance at its service centers for e-mobility manufacturer Arrival and its electric v ...

Infineum: More Demanding Hybrid and EV Designs Justify Bespoke E-fluids

Infineum: More Demanding Hybrid and EV Designs Justify Bespoke E-fluids

Electric Vehicles InSite - December 3, 2021

The global fleet of hybrids could grow faster than battery electric vehicles as industry experts forecast that powertrai ...

Lopal Bets Big on Battery Materials

Lopal Bets Big on Battery Materials

Lube Report Asia - November 19, 2021

Over the past two decades, Lopal Technology Co. grew rapidly to become a major player in China’s lubricant market. Now ...

EVs Also Threaten Industrial Lubes

EVs Also Threaten Industrial Lubes

Lube Report Americas - November 17, 2021

Although the transition to electric vehicles will gradually cut the automotive industry’s need for industrial lubrican ...

India Palm Oil Imports Expected to Rise

India Palm Oil Imports Expected to Rise

Lube Report Asia - November 12, 2021

Boosted by cuts in import duties, India’s palm oil exports are projected to rise 6% to 8.5 million tons for fiscal yea ...

Tax Change to Aid Malaysian Palm Producers

Tax Change to Aid Malaysian Palm Producers

Lube Report Asia - November 5, 2021

The government of Malaysia – the world’s second-largest palm oil producer – is raising the threshold of its windfa ...

Need to Know

Need to Know

Lubes'n'Greases - November 1, 2021

Unparalleled While lubricant prices have experienced ups and some downs over the years, the events of 2021 have made ...

Vanol Opens Plant in Dubai

Vanol Opens Plant in Dubai

Lube Report EMEA - October 19, 2021

Vanol FZE is preparing to unveil a lubricant blending plant in Dubai with capacity of 75,000 metric tons per year, a lau ...

Moresco Reports Higher Sales Revenue

Moresco Reports Higher Sales Revenue

Lube Report Asia - October 15, 2021

Japanese specialty lubricant manufacturer Moresco Corp. reported higher sales of both specialty lubricants and synthetic ...

BASF-Petronas Boosts 2-EHA Output

BASF-Petronas Boosts 2-EHA Output

Lube Report Asia - October 15, 2021

A Malaysian joint venture between BASF and Petronas will double its capacity to make 2-ethylhexanoic acid due to growing ...

Total: EVs Require New Lubes, Fluids

Total: EVs Require New Lubes, Fluids

Lube Report EMEA - October 12, 2021

Multipurpose fluids play a key role for electric vehicle motors as evolving technologies raise cooling and lubrication p ...

China EV Sales Continue Upward Trend

China EV Sales Continue Upward Trend

Lube Report Asia - October 8, 2021

Sales of new energy vehicles – mostly electric vehicles and hybrids – in China reached a record 321,000 in August, t ...

Chevron Grows East African Partnership

Chevron Grows East African Partnership

Lube Report EMEA - September 21, 2021

African Fuels & Lubricants Manufacturing Ltd. of the Tristar Group will blend, distribute and market Chevron Brands ...