Regulations Specs & Testing

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Malaysia Updates Biodiesel Timeline

Lube Report Asia - January 14, 2022

Malaysia aims to fully switch to B20 diesel by the end of this year, according to a Reuters report, completing a transit ...

The Bounty of Bench Tests

The Bounty of Bench Tests

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The changing landscape for lubricants and greases means that bench tests must also evolve. How are bench tests supportin ...

Biden Ratchets Fuel Economy Regs

Biden Ratchets Fuel Economy Regs

Lube Report Americas - December 22, 2021

President Joseph Biden’s administration announced a series of fuel economy standards this week, a move viewed as furth ...

PC-12 Development Cleared for Takeoff

PC-12 Development Cleared for Takeoff

Lube Report Americas - December 15, 2021

The years-long process of writing the next heavy-duty diesel engine oil category began last week when the American Petro ...

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Field Trials for Engine Oil Specs?

Lube Report EMEA - December 7, 2021

Modern lubricant performance specifications usually contain a number of bench and engine tests, but an official with a G ...

How Valuable Are Bench Tests for Lubricants?

How Valuable Are Bench Tests for Lubricants?

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

Lubricant bench tests are small-scale tests examining a specific aspect of a lubricant’s performance. Faster and cheap ...

The Road to Standardization

The Road to Standardization

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

Quantifying Tackiness and Adhesion in Greases Standardization of test methods in the lubricants industry is neither a ...

Automotive

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 ...

API Updates Bulk Oil Guidelines

API Updates Bulk Oil Guidelines

Lube Report Americas - November 24, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute last week published an updated version of API 1525A, a document setting guidelines for ...

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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 ...

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Israel Extends Excise Tax to Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - November 2, 2021

In an effort to discourage tax-dodging mixing with diesel, Israeli officials signed an order last week to impose an exci ...

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Japan Flags Two Chemicals

Lube Report Asia - October 22, 2021

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare issued a report last month flagging concerns about seven chemicals, i ...

Facing the Challenges

Facing the Challenges

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

A perfect storm has been gathering in the lubricants industry for some time: There has been increasing pressure from gov ...

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API Closes Provisional Licensing

Lube Report Americas - September 22, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute closed provisional licensing, invoked in March for most active North American industry ...

Michigan Halts Sale of Orion Products

Michigan Halts Sale of Orion Products

Lube Report Americas - September 15, 2021

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development issued a stop-use and stop-removal order on REV 360 brand p ...

EU Plans to Lower Group II Quota

EU Plans to Lower Group II Quota

Lube Report EMEA - September 7, 2021

The European Commission plans again next year to narrow an import duty exemption for API Group II base oils from nations ...

Automakers Request Supplement to SP

Automakers Request Supplement to SP

Lube Report Americas - September 1, 2021

Several automakers formally requested that the American Petroleum Institute’s Lubricants Group develop a supplement to ...