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The Year of the Ox

The Year of the Ox

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Asia’s Increasing Influence on the Global Lubes MarketAfter a tumultuous year for lubricant markets around the gl ...

The Unvarnished Truth about Aminic Antioxidants

The Unvarnished Truth about Aminic Antioxidants

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Sludge and varnish in turbines, such as those used for power generation, have been observed more frequently in recent y ...

Provisional Licensing Invoked for HDEOs

Provisional Licensing Invoked for HDEOs

Lube Report Americas - March 31, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute invoked provisional licensing this month for most active North American industry heavy- ...

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OSHA Floats Changes to Labeling Rules

Lube Report Americas - March 24, 2021

United States regulators are proposing changes in hazardous materials labeling billed as aligning with global protocols ...

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ECHA Starts 2021 HazMat Consultation

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2021

The European Chemicals Agency started public consultation March 9 on eight proposed substances proposed for designation ...

FA-4 Gains Ground

FA-4 Gains Ground

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Protecting the internal components of heavy-duty engines is about more than efficiency. High-quality engine oil is the ...

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German Group: Don’t Eliminate ICEs Yet

Lube Report EMEA - February 23, 2021

The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association in Germany last week urged the European Commission to change course on t ...

Embezzlement Ring Alleged at Refinery

Embezzlement Ring Alleged at Refinery

Lube Report EMEA - February 16, 2021

A group of 20 employees at Lukoil’s Volgograd refinery – which has a lubricant blending plant – was accused last w ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2021

Transmission Fluids Back in the Twilight Zone (also known as 2020), I commented on a note that I had received ...

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API Begins 2021 Monitoring Program

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute announced the start yesterday of the 2021 cycle of its Aftermarket Audit Program, sayin ...

VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol

VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A watchdog of the United Kingdom’s lubricant market has lodged a complaint against a German marketer, contending that ...

EU Extends Group II Import Quota

EU Extends Group II Import Quota

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A year after its initial implementation, the European Union has extended for six more months its duty and 200,000 metric ...

U.S. Blocks Sime Darby Palm Oil

U.S. Blocks Sime Darby Palm Oil

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2021

The United States Customs and Border Protection agency last week announced a ban on palm oil l produced in Malaysia by S ...

Prohibited Chemical Allowed in Lubes

Prohibited Chemical Allowed in Lubes

Lube Report Americas - January 6, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency last month excluded the lubricant industry from a new prohibition on p ...

Cambodia Nixes Duties on Some Lubes

Cambodia Nixes Duties on Some Lubes

Lube Report Asia - January 1, 2021

Cambodia will eliminate tariffs on imported industrial lubricants effective Jan. 1 in an attempt to boost competitivenes ...

More Aggressive Climate Tack for Europe?

More Aggressive Climate Tack for Europe?

Lube Report EMEA - December 29, 2020

The European Council recommended this month that the European Union set a more ambitious goal for reducing greenhouse ga ...

EPA Criticized for Marine Lubrication Proposal

EPA Criticized for Marine Lubrication Proposal

Lube Report Americas - December 23, 2020

Several companies, including two from the lubricants industry, recently criticized a proposal by the United States Envir ...