Regulations, Specs & Testing

Tractor Fluid Settlement Agreed Upon

Tractor Fluid Settlement Agreed Upon

Lube Report Americas - April 14, 2020

A Federal District Court judge in Missouri granted preliminary approval to a class action settlement providing reimburse ...

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UEIL Opposes Tax Proposal

Lube Report EMEA - April 13, 2020

The European Commission is once again considering a proposal to bring lubricants into its Excise Movement and Control Sy ...

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Gulf Oil Auto Lube Now Compliant

Lube Report EMEA - April 13, 2020

Quality assurance organization Verification of Lubricant Specifications announced this week that it upheld a complaint ...

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API Invokes Provisional Licensing

Lube Report Americas - April 7, 2020

The American Petroleum Institute invoked provisional licensing for a key bench oxidation test for ILSAC GF-6 and API SP, ...

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India’s BS VI Takes Effect

Lube Report Asia - April 2, 2020

India took a large step toward reducing its very high levels air pollution Wednesday with the implementation of its Bhar ...

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More Dirt, Less Ash

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2020

Engine oil advancements for off-highway applications seem to lumber along behind on-road and light-duty vehicles. Emissi ...

Stock Exchange Hears Tianhe Appeal

Stock Exchange Hears Tianhe Appeal

Lube Report Asia - March 26, 2020

Tianhe Chemicals Group is scheduled to appear before a Hong Kong Stock Exchange disciplinary board today to appeal its d ...

Estimates of EU Group II Imports Criticized

Estimates of EU Group II Imports Criticized

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2020

The European Commission seems to be determined to uphold the semestral quota on duty-free API Group II base oil imports, ...

PdVSA Lube Chief Arrested

PdVSA Lube Chief Arrested

Lube Report Americas - March 13, 2020

The president of Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.’s lubricant business was one of several company officials arrested early ...

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Nynas Clears Reorganization Hurdle

Lube Report EMEA - March 13, 2020

Nynas AB cleared a significant hurdle in its reorganization efforts last week after the United States Office of Foreign ...

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Sri Lanka Chases Unauthorized Lubes

Lube Report Asia - March 6, 2020

A Sri Lankan government agency raided 15 retail shops in mid-February and confiscated unauthorized lubricants as part of ...

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IPAC Wins Case Against Distributor

Lube Report Americas - March 4, 2020

Lubricant additive supplier IPAC said last week that it has won two arbitration decisions against a former distributor a ...

Lubrizol Vows to Fight Charges

Lubrizol Vows to Fight Charges

Lube Report EMEA - March 3, 2020

Lubrizol will vigorously defend itself against charges of lax safety standards and pollution filed by French prosecutors ...

India Amends Grease Standards

India Amends Grease Standards

Lube Report Asia - February 28, 2020

Attempting to ease the impact of growing competition for lithium, India expanded a government performance standard for g ...

LSPI Concerns Center on Age of Oil

LSPI Concerns Center on Age of Oil

Lube Report Americas - February 19, 2020

ILSAC GF-6 is on its home stretch to commercial introduction on May 1, but automakers and the lubricant industry are que ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - February 14, 2020

Steve Swedberg makes an argument for more widespread adoption of API FA-4 engine oils.

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Canada Permits Use of Toxic Chemical

Lube Report Americas - February 12, 2020

The Canadian government decreed this month that it will permit 9-octadecenoic acid (Z)- compound with (Z)-N-9-octadeceny ...

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Midterm Review Unlikely for Group II Quota

Lube Report EMEA - February 4, 2020

It is unlikely that the European Commission will review the new duty-free API Group II base oil import quota that it ado ...