Regulations, Specs & Testing

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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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Localities Faulted for Response to Rouen Fire

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2020

A French Senate inquiry last week blasted local and regional governments’ response to the September 2019 blaze at a Lu ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

Steve Swedberg discusses why the API CH-4 heavy-duty engine oil service category may soon be phased out.

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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 ...

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Calumet Returns Payroll Protection Loans

Lube Report Americas - May 15, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners repaid $31.4 million in federal Paycheck Protection Program loans Monday, two weeks ...

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U.S. Lifts Sanctions on Nynas

Lube Report Americas - May 12, 2020

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

Q1 Sales Up for Clean Harbors, HCC

Q1 Sales Up for Clean Harbors, HCC

Lube Report Americas - May 5, 2020

Clean Harbors’ Safety-Kleen segment and Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment both reported higher revenues ...

Castor Oil Supply from India Resumes

Castor Oil Supply from India Resumes

Lube Report Asia - April 30, 2020

Shipments of castor oil derivatives are flowing from India once again, easing availability of popular grease additives a ...

Upping the Ante on Food-grade Lubes

Upping the Ante on Food-grade Lubes

Lube Report Americas - April 29, 2020

Food-grade lubricant manufacturers looking to distinguish their products in the marketplace may wish to consider adding ...

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GF-6, SP Hit Market May 1

Lube Report Americas - April 29, 2020

First licensing for ILSAC GF-6A and GF-6B and API SP is scheduled to begin May 1. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic’s impa ...

A New LSPI Test for Aged Oil

A New LSPI Test for Aged Oil

Lubes'n'Greases - April 29, 2020

ILSAC GF-6 makes its debut this month, but trouble is already brewing around LPSI prevention as engine oils age. A new t ...

The Test that Keeps on Giving

The Test that Keeps on Giving

Lubes'n'Greases - April 29, 2020

The ROBO test brought significant savings as a stand-in for an engine test for low-temperature performance in aged oil, ...