Regulations Specs & Testing

U.S. Sanctions Russian Lube Companies
Rotary excavator at the Stoilensky mining and processing plant in Russia. Founded in 1961, the plant produces raw materials for ferrous metallurgy. © Georgiy Rozov

U.S. Sanctions Russian Lube Companies

Lube Report EMEA - February 27, 2024

The United States last week announced a sweeping new round of sanctions against Russia, covering a large number of compa ...

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EPA May Slow Emissions Clampdown

Lube Report Americas - February 21, 2024

After pushback from automakers and unions, the United States Environmental Protection Agency may propose slowing the pac ...

Standardizing Sustainability Efforts

Standardizing Sustainability Efforts

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2024

How was API TR 1533 developed, and how is it helping the industry in its sustainability endeavors?

Russia Sanctions Ramp-up Includes Turbine Oils

Russia Sanctions Ramp-up Includes Turbine Oils

Lube Report EMEA - January 23, 2024

The United States last month gave regulators new authority to target domestic and international institutions involved in ...

Ohio Shuns California Emissions Regulations

Ohio Shuns California Emissions Regulations

Lube Report Americas - January 17, 2024

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill into law last month that, effective March 28, prohibits a state agency from adop ...

Lubes’n’Greases January Issue Available

Lubes’n’Greases January Issue Available

Lube Report Americas - January 10, 2024

Will PTFE be banned in the coming years, and how might increasing regulation affect lubricant formulations? What did Nor ...

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Quality Assurance Programs

Factbook - December 29, 2023

Want to license an engine oil? Certify a lubricating grease? Sell an approved outboard motor oil? Verify that your food- ...

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Engine Oil Specification Development Committees

Factbook - December 28, 2023

People from many organizations must come together to advance lubricant specifications, ensuring that engines both old an ...

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Engine Oil Category Timeline

Factbook - December 28, 2023

The timeline below illustrates the sheer number of engine oil categories required to meet today’s demands compared to ...

Looser Euro 7 Headed for Approval

Looser Euro 7 Headed for Approval

Lube Report EMEA - December 19, 2023

The European Council and European Parliament reached a provisional agreement Monday to not make major changes to passeng ...

Suit Calls Italy’s Conou Anti-competitive

Suit Calls Italy’s Conou Anti-competitive

Lube Report EMEA - December 19, 2023

Two Italian used oil recycling operators filed an antimonopoly petition against Conou, Italy’s National Consortium for ...

Lubes’n’Greases December Issue Available

Lubes’n’Greases December Issue Available

Lube Report Americas - December 13, 2023

Will PTFE be banned in the coming years, and how might increasing regulation affect lubricant formulations? What did Nor ...

China to Ban Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins

China to Ban Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins

Lube Report Asia - December 8, 2023

China’s government will prohibit the use of short-chain chlorinated paraffins beginning Jan. 1, aligning with numerous ...

Carbon Footprint Methodology Validated

Carbon Footprint Methodology Validated

Lube Report EMEA - December 5, 2023

A Germany-based leading testing service provider validated a methodology co-developed by the Union of the European Lubri ...

The State of Reliability Testing

The State of Reliability Testing

Lubes'n'Greases - December 4, 2023

How are new tests, tools and regulations driving oil analysis into a new era?

Could PTFE Be Banned?

Could PTFE Be Banned?

Lubes'n'Greases - December 4, 2023

Is PTFE on its way to being banned, and how might its potential regulation affect the lubricants industry?

EPA Won’t Seek Input on Oily Wastewater

EPA Won’t Seek Input on Oily Wastewater

Lube Report Americas - November 29, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped a plan to invite public comments about rules regarding the collecti ...