Latest Headlines

Automotive
© Andrey VP

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

How About Another Engine Test? As you all know, I think we may overdo the engine test requirements for engine oils. I ...

Best Practices

Best Practices

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

Meet Your Plan Early in my career as a business unit leader, there was a year with an unusual spike in input prices. ...

France Sales Fell in September

France Sales Fell in September

Lube Report EMEA - November 23, 2021

France’s lubricant demand dropped more than 10% in September, compared to the same month in 2020, but was up sequentia ...

Profits Up for MJL, Down for Tide Water

Profits Up for MJL, Down for Tide Water

Lube Report Asia - November 19, 2021

Tide Water Oil Co. and base oils and lubricants trader Maximus International both reported drops in profits for the quar ...

Additive

11 OEMs Back Global Spec Initiative

Lube Report Americas - November 17, 2021

Eleven automakers – the majority headquartered in Japan and South Korea – have joined the International Fluids Conso ...

Profit, Revenue Jump at Ardova

Profit, Revenue Jump at Ardova

Lube Report EMEA - November 16, 2021

The lubricants and greases segment of Nigerian blender and distributor Ardova Plc posted an increase in net profit and a ...

Korean, Thai Firms Post Strong Results

Korean, Thai Firms Post Strong Results

Lube Report Asia - November 12, 2021

South Korea’s Hyundai Shell Base Oil, the GS Caltex lube division and Thai Oil’s lube base oil business all reported ...

Brazil Auto Sales, Production Drop in October

Brazil Auto Sales, Production Drop in October

Lube Report Americas - November 10, 2021

Passenger car registrations and automotive production in Brazil both dropped in October to the lowest levels for the mon ...

EVs Forecast to Cut Engine Oil Demand

EVs Forecast to Cut Engine Oil Demand

Lube Report EMEA - November 9, 2021

With numbers still ramping up rapidly from such a small base, forecasting global electric vehicle sales far into the fut ...

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 ...

Brazil Base Oils Keep Rebounding

Brazil Base Oils Keep Rebounding

Lube Report Americas - November 3, 2021

September base oil production in Brazil was 22% higher than the same month of last year and was up even more from pre-CO ...

Profits Up for SK, S-Oil, Hi-Tech

Profits Up for SK, S-Oil, Hi-Tech

Lube Report Asia - October 29, 2021

S-Oil reported much higher operating income for its base oil business, SK Lubricants posted a large jump in operating pr ...

Chip Shortage Hampers Auto Sales

Chip Shortage Hampers Auto Sales

Lube Report Americas - October 27, 2021

Semiconductor microchip shortages and supply chain disruptions continue to impact light vehicle production, inventory an ...

Korea Base Oils Stay Strong

Korea Base Oils Stay Strong

Lube Report Asia - October 22, 2021

South Korea exported a larger volume of base oils and more than doubled its declared export value in September, compared ...

Net Income, Sales Up for WD-40

Net Income, Sales Up for WD-40

Lube Report Americas - October 20, 2021

WD-40 reported net income of $8.4 million for its fourth fiscal quarter, ending Aug. 31, down 57% compared to its previo ...

France August Lube Sales Rise

France August Lube Sales Rise

Lube Report EMEA - October 19, 2021

Lubricant demand in France showed a moderate year-over-year increase in August, but several lubricant segments posted th ...

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 ...