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Deal with the Office Politics

Deal with the Office Politics

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2022

Office politics are inevitable. Sara Lefcourt suggests ways to best manage them.

The Impact of Weather and New Technology on Vehicle Maintenance

The Impact of Weather and New Technology on Vehicle Maintenance

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2022

Weather can do a lot of damage to cars. How can lubricants help to manage the mischief?

U.S. Base Oils Fall in September

U.S. Base Oils Fall in September

Lube Report Americas - November 30, 2022

The United States’ base oil production declined 16% in September, and production for the first nine months of the year ...

S&P Forecasts Flat Demand to 2050

S&P Forecasts Flat Demand to 2050

Lube Report EMEA - November 29, 2022

The global lubricants market will stagnate through 2050, with sluggish demand for transportation lubricants estimated to ...

South Korea Base Oil Exports Fall

South Korea Base Oil Exports Fall

Lube Report Asia - November 25, 2022

South Korea exported 23% less base oil volume in October, and the declared value of the exports was down 14%, compared t ...

Kline: EVs Will Dent Group III, Too

Kline: EVs Will Dent Group III, Too

Lube Report EMEA - November 22, 2022

The shift to electric vehicles will make a significant dent in global passenger car motor oil demand within 20 years, at ...

Cepsa JV Mulls Palm Chemicals Expansion

Cepsa JV Mulls Palm Chemicals Expansion

Lube Report Asia - November 18, 2022

The Sinarmas Cepsa Pte joint venture will expand production of biobased chemicals at its fatty alcohol plant in Indonesi ...

U.S. Base Oil Exports, Imports Fall

U.S. Base Oil Exports, Imports Fall

Lube Report Americas - November 16, 2022

The United States’ exports of base oil experienced a 41% year-to-year plunge in August – to the lowest volume since ...

Grepar Bullish on Brazil Base Oils

Grepar Bullish on Brazil Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - November 9, 2022

Aimed at being the leading producer of industrial naphthenic lubricants and petroleum asphalt cement in Brazil, Grepar P ...

Greece Lube Demand Rose in 2021

Greece Lube Demand Rose in 2021

Lube Report EMEA - November 8, 2022

Greece’s lubricant consumption rose 6% to 68,000 tons in 2021, driven by the country’s economic recovery from the ea ...

Castrol India Launches Fully Recycled Bottle

Castrol India Launches Fully Recycled Bottle

Lube Report Asia - November 4, 2022

Castrol last month introduced 100% recycled plastic bottles in India, a step that it called important in its efforts to ...

Why Base Oils Matter for Greater Lubricant Sustainability

Why Base Oils Matter for Greater Lubricant Sustainability

Lubes'n'Greases - October 31, 2022

There are numerous ways that lubricant makers can improve their sustainability profiles. Base stock selection could be a ...

A Major Shift

A Major Shift

Lubes'n'Greases - October 31, 2022

After several years of volatile market conditions and significant supply line interruptions, lubricant buyers have recon ...

Podcast: Just When Things Got Back to Normal

Podcast: Just When Things Got Back to Normal

Posts - October 17, 2022

Lubes’n’Greases’ editor Gabriela Wheeler shares her perspectives on seemingly never-ending base oil ma ...

Engine Oil Development to Continue

Engine Oil Development to Continue

Lube Report Americas - October 12, 2022

Although the writing is on the wall for internal combustion engines, lubricant formulators still have work to do meeting ...

NNPC Buys OVH Downstream Business

NNPC Buys OVH Downstream Business

Lube Report EMEA - October 11, 2022

Nigerian National Petroleum Co. has acquired OVH Energy Marketing, operator of the Oando fuels and lubricants business a ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - October 3, 2022

The base oil market has weathered many a storm during the past few years. Ray Masson explains how some key factors have ...

Viscosity Continues to Decrease

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 ...