Regulations, Specs & Testing

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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 ...

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China Says U.S. Firms Dump N-propanol

Lube Report Asia - July 31, 2020

China’s Ministry of Commerce announced recently that it will impose punitive tariffs on n-propanol imported by America ...

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Rules Require Diligence from Quick Lubes

Lube Report Americas - July 29, 2020

Enforcement of engine oil and transmission product labeling and receipt requirements that impact quick lubes and their d ...

Formulating Bike Lube Systematically

Formulating Bike Lube Systematically

Lube Report EMEA - July 10, 2020

A British supplier of bicycle cleaning products devised a process to determine the performance characteristics of chain ...

NLGI Unveils New Grease Specs

NLGI Unveils New Grease Specs

Lube Report Americas - July 5, 2020

The National Lubricating Grease Institute has scheduled a January launch for a program to certify high-performance multi ...

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2020

By a slender margin, base oil traders stayed within the half-year 200,000 metric ton quota on API Group II imports into ...

Brit Business Calls for Sustainable Recovery

Brit Business Calls for Sustainable Recovery

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2020

Shell and BP are among 150 signatories of a letter to United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging the U.K. govern ...

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Hindujas in Court Over Ownership

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2020

The Hinduja Group, owner of several lubricant businesses, is embroiled in a dispute between the four aging brothers who ...

Air Force Aims to Extend Service Intervals

Air Force Aims to Extend Service Intervals

Lube Report Americas - June 22, 2020

The U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Environmental Quality Technical Support Branch is leading a pilot study aim ...

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VLS Cites Hyperdrive Engine Oil

Lube Report EMEA - June 21, 2020

United Kingdom-based Verification of Lubricant Standards announced last week that it reported an engine oil marketed by ...

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States Sue Over Fuel Economy Rollback

Lube Report Americas - June 17, 2020

Twenty-three United States states and the District of Columbia sued President Donald Trump’s administration at the end ...

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Ajman Emirate Nabs Counterfeiters

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2020

Authorities in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, confiscated 100,000 packs of fake engine oil after a sweep last week on a co ...

VLS Starts Testing Program

VLS Starts Testing Program

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2020

A United Kingdom organization that polices engine oils accused of violating performance claims or industry specification ...

Tianhe Delisted from Stock Exchange

Tianhe Delisted from Stock Exchange

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2020

Tianhe Chemicals Group’s listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange was cancelled Thursday after a review panel late last ...

Ukraine Duty Draws Criticism

Ukraine Duty Draws Criticism

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2020

Ukraine lubricant companies contended last week that they are facing a serious financial crisis because of a new base oi ...

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Isla Talks Stalled by Covid-19

Lube Report Americas - May 22, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has delayed negotiations toward a final agreement for the Klesch Group to become operator of Curac ...

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U.S. Lifts Sanctions on Nynas

Lube Report EMEA - May 18, 2020

Nynas AB announced May 12 that Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. sold a 35 percent stake in the company and that the United St ...