Regulations, Specs & Testing

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Labels Debated for PC-11 Oils

Lube Report - December 8, 2004

SAN DIEGO -- Last week, the New Category Development Team took up the ticklish issue of how to label the coming diesel e ...

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N.J. Bans 19 Motor Oils

Lube Report - December 1, 2004

A New Jersey government agency issued a statewide ban Thursday on 19 motor oils, saying a state-contracted lab found eac ...

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ACEA 2010 Sequence Expires Dec. 22

Lube Report - November 24, 2004

The Technical Association of the European Lubricants Industry, ATIEL, reminds engine oil marketers that the ACEA 2010 Se ...

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Tanzania Outs Substandard Lubes

Lube Report - September 1, 2004

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards published a public notice naming several types of passenger and heavy duty motor oil th ...

California Kills Oil Drain Bill

California Kills Oil Drain Bill

Lube Report - August 18, 2004

A California bill that would have promoted longer engine oil drain intervals and placed further regulations on automotiv ...

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More Delays for PC-11 and GF-6?

Lube Report - August 11, 2004

Straining under the workload of developing two new engine oil categories - PC-11 for heavy-duty diesel oils and GF-6 for ...

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Kazakhstan Bans Lube Exports

Lube Report - August 11, 2004

Kazakhstans government introduced a six-month ban effective July 1 on export of lubricants and other petrochemicals as a ...

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Michigan Oil Offenders Get Probation

Lube Report - July 28, 2004

Two of the four Michigan individuals arrested in February on charges of selling mislabeled motor oil were sentenced to o ...

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Dont Counterfeit in Colorado!

Lube Report - April 7, 2004

A United States District Court in Colorado has ordered a Utah-based bicycle chain lube distributor, Squirt LLC, to stop ...

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How to Label GF-6 Oils?

Lube Report - March 10, 2004

At the May 8 meeting of the Auto-Oil Advisory Panel, held in Detroit, the question of how to label the new GF-6 engine o ...

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Do You Comply with CalRecycle?

Lube Report - September 24, 2003

TAMPA BAY, Fla.-California is cracking down on plastic packaging, but many lubricant manufacturers and packagers are una ...

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Opponents Bash Biolube Bill

Lube Report - September 10, 2003

A coalition that includes ILMA, the American Chemistry Council and rerefiner Safety-Kleen opposes a bill to mandate that ...

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PQIA: Don’t Buy Orbit

Lube Report - September 3, 2003

Orbit brand motor oil and transmission fluid can cause damage to car engines and automatic transmissions, the Petroleum ...

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State Dishes Fines for Oil Release

Lube Report - August 27, 2003

The state of Oregon issued $30,400 in fines to a quick lube and a plumber for intentionally discharging an oily mixture ...

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Lube Co. Allegedly Destroyed by Employees

Lube Report - August 13, 2003

Silogram Lubricants of New York filed a complaint last month against more than a dozen former employees and several comp ...

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NW Jobber Pettit Bows Out

Lube Report - August 6, 2003

Pettit Oil, a fuels and lubricants distributor in Washington, liquidated its assets and discontinued operations after fi ...

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Brugger Test for Hydraulics? Nein!

Lube Report - July 30, 2003

In a sometimes intense session at the 19th Colloquium Tribology at the Technische Akademie Esslingen in Germany last wee ...

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NAD Blasts Castrol Ad

Lube Report - July 30, 2003

The National Advertising Division urged BP Lubricants USA to rescind a recent commercial that claims BPs Castrol Edge mo ...