Regulations Specs & Testing

New Fuels and Engines Tax Marine Lubes
Aerial drone photo of industrial cargo loading/unloading container terminal of COSCO near commercial port of Piraeus, Greece. © Aerial-motion

New Fuels and Engines Tax Marine Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - September 27, 2022

The emerging era of new ship engine designs and the mosaic of interim and future fuels that are part of shipping’s tra ...

New EPA Risk Regs Add Red Tape

New EPA Risk Regs Add Red Tape

Lube Report Americas - September 14, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed changes to its Risk Management Program that put more emphasis on c ...

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Jalos Studies Lube Test Methods

Lube Report Asia - September 9, 2022

Japan Lubricating Oil Society recently reported results of studies that it completed into the accuracy of test methods f ...

China’s Carbon Ambitions May Boost mPAOs

China’s Carbon Ambitions May Boost mPAOs

Lube Report Asia - September 9, 2022

China aims to reach carbon neutrality by 2060, which will likely offer opportunities for metallocene polyalphaolefin as ...

California to Phase Out New ICE Vehicle Sales

California to Phase Out New ICE Vehicle Sales

Lube Report Americas - September 7, 2022

The California Air Resources Board last month approved a rule that establishes a roadmap to end the sale of new internal ...

A New International Vegan Certification

A New International Vegan Certification

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2022

Find out how a new international vegan certification might affect food-grade lubricants.

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Low-vis Grades to be Added to GF-6

Lube Report Americas - August 31, 2022

North America’s automotive and lubricant industries are continuing their steady march to lower viscosity grades for ga ...

GF-7 Process Formally Begins

GF-7 Process Formally Begins

Lube Report Americas - August 24, 2022

Automakers and representatives of the lubricants industry have taken the first formal step toward developing the next ga ...

Despite Wish List, Industry Avoids SP Plus

Despite Wish List, Industry Avoids SP Plus

Lube Report Americas - August 10, 2022

Automakers have expressed interest to address additional issues in the latest passenger car motor oil specifications for ...

Metalworking Lubricants Co. Pays Fine

Metalworking Lubricants Co. Pays Fine

Lube Report Americas - August 10, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and an Indiana state government agency have reached a settlement with Metalwork ...

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Australia Bill Puts Emissions Targets into Law

Lube Report Asia - August 5, 2022

Australia’s new government administration introduced a bill last week that would for the first time enshrine into law ...

Avoiding Varnish-related Shutdowns with Routine and Advanced Tests

Avoiding Varnish-related Shutdowns with Routine and Advanced Tests

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

Varnish can be a real headache for those tasked with managing equipment uptime. Fortunately, advanced testing can help t ...

Pump Up the Policy

Pump Up the Policy

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

Lawmakers, regulators and standards agencies around the world are driving the transition to a low-carbon economy through ...

API Drafts Sustainable Practice for Lubes

API Drafts Sustainable Practice for Lubes

Lube Report Americas - July 20, 2022

A special committee of the American Petroleum Institute is drafting a recommended practice for calculating the environme ...

ACEA Debuts New Heavy-duty Engine Oil Sequences

ACEA Debuts New Heavy-duty Engine Oil Sequences

Lubes'n'Greases - July 6, 2022

ACEA’s new heavy-duty engine oil sequences have finally been released a year later than their light-duty counterparts. ...

The Shape of Things to Come

The Shape of Things to Come

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

Steve Swedberg discusses the ways in which GF-7 may differ from its predecessor.

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

A research institute has developed two real-time methods for measuring the homogeneity of lubricating greases. What do t ...