Regulations Specs & Testing

Malaysia Revises Engine Oil Standards
Factory workers assemble car engines on the automobile assembly line of a vehicle production plant in Kedah, Malaysia. © Abdul Razak Latif

Malaysia Revises Engine Oil Standards

Lube Report Asia - January 27, 2023

Malaysia will be revising its engine oil standards to include American Petroleum Institute performance specifications an ...

New Price Caps Planned for Russian Products

New Price Caps Planned for Russian Products

Lube Report EMEA - January 24, 2023

A coalition of the G-7 group of leading industrial nations, Australia and the European Union agreed Friday to introduce ...

Sri Lanka to Allow More Lube Suppliers

Sri Lanka to Allow More Lube Suppliers

Lube Report Asia - January 13, 2023

Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers approved last week a proposal to allow additional suppliers to enter the country’s ...

EPA Tightens Heavy-duty Emissions Caps

EPA Tightens Heavy-duty Emissions Caps

Lube Report Americas - December 28, 2022

United States President Joe Biden’s administration published a final rule last week tightening caps on heavy-duty truc ...

New Vehicle CO2 Emissions Drop in U.S.

New Vehicle CO2 Emissions Drop in U.S.

Lube Report Americas - December 21, 2022

In model year 2021, the average estimated real-world carbon dioxide emission rate for all new vehicles sold in the Unite ...

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GF-3 Patent Dispute Finally Ends

Lube Report Americas - December 14, 2022

Chevron Oronite achieved final victory this week in a long-running engine oil patent dispute with Infineum when the comp ...

Sustaining Engine Oil Approval Systems

Sustaining Engine Oil Approval Systems

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2022

With electric cars becoming the focus for most vehicle manufacturers, can the lubricants industry continue to sustain th ...

Euro 7 Draft Lowers NOx Caps

Euro 7 Draft Lowers NOx Caps

Lube Report EMEA - November 15, 2022

The European Commission last week released a much-awaited draft of Euro 7, its next automobile emissions standard, focus ...

Idemitsu Develops Ash-free Diesel Engine Oil

Idemitsu Develops Ash-free Diesel Engine Oil

Lube Report Asia - November 11, 2022

Japanese lubricant blender Idemitsu Kosan developed an ash-free heavy-duty diesel engine oil with no metallic detergents ...

UEIL Launches Online Carbon Calculator

UEIL Launches Online Carbon Calculator

Lube Report EMEA - October 25, 2022

The Union of the European Lubricants Industry launched a new online tool to help companies calculate their carbon footpr ...

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 ...

GM Joins Global Spec Initiative

GM Joins Global Spec Initiative

Lube Report Americas - October 12, 2022

The International Fluids Consortium said today that General Motors has joined the organization, an accomplishment as it ...

Sanctions Further Restrict Russian Exports

Sanctions Further Restrict Russian Exports

Lube Report EMEA - October 11, 2022

The European Union introduced a new set of sanctions against Russia last week that restricts Russian oil and petroleum p ...

EU Green Deal Weighs on Chemicals

EU Green Deal Weighs on Chemicals

Lubes'n'Greases - October 3, 2022

The breakneck speed at which new regulations are being implemented in Europe may create drastic disruptions that the lub ...

New Fuels and Engines Tax Marine Lubes

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 ...