Regulations Specs & Testing

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EMA Requests PC-11 Delay

Lube Report - November 20, 2013

EMA, the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, has requested a delay in the first-licensing date for the next heav ...

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Savant Group Ups its Ops

Lube Report - November 20, 2013

The Savant Group broke ground last week on a $3 million project to expand manufacturing, laboratory and training operati ...

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U.K. Gets Lube Watchdog

Lube Report - November 13, 2013

BRUSSELS – The United Kingdom Lubricants Association recently launched Verification of Lubricant Specifications, a ...

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Calumet Clears the Air with EPA

Lube Report - November 13, 2013

In a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency, Calumet Shreveport Lubricant and Waxes has agreed to pay a $32 ...

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Russian Police Foil Counterfeit Lubes Operation

Lube Report - October 23, 2013

Moscow police raided a business last week to shut down production and online sale of allegedly counterfeit motor oils. T ...

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One in Five Bulk Oils Bad

Lube Report - October 23, 2013

The American Petroleum Institutes annual motor oil testing program found almost one in five samples of bulk motor oil pu ...

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Michigan Banishes Bullseye

Lube Report - October 9, 2013

Michigan issued stop-use and stop-removal orders on oils from Bullseye Automotive Lubricants of Illinois this week, the ...

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Calif. Plastic Regs Ripple Out

Lube Report - October 9, 2013

Californias revised laws on the recyclability of plastic containers — enforceable as of January 2013 under the Rig ...

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HazCom Trained Yet?

Lube Report - October 2, 2013

As OSHAs Dec. 1 deadline for training looms, U.S. employers have just two more months to ensure employees are familiar w ...

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ATIEL Updates Code of Practice

Lube Report - September 18, 2013

ATIEL, the European lubricants industrys technical association, released a new version of its Code of Practice, which pr ...

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Michigan Yanks Substandard Lubes

Lube Report - September 18, 2013

A Michigan agency on Sept. 12 announced stop-use and stop-removal orders for motor oils and transmission fluids from Cit ...

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Smittys Settles California Case

Lube Report - September 4, 2013

In late December, Californias Department of Food and Agricultures Division of Measurement Standards disclosed that Smitt ...

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API Aims Lawsuit at Bullseye

Lube Report - August 28, 2013

The American Petroleum Institute is suing Bullseye Lubricants for alleged counterfeiting, trademark infringement, tradem ...

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Summit Targets the Value of Quality

Lube Report - July 31, 2013

Lubricant sales and marketing maven Maura Schreier-Fleming will give the keynote address at the first-ever Petroleum Qua ...

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Distributors Face Oil Labeling Rules

Lube Report - July 24, 2013

Motor oil labeling guidelines have been updated once again, this time as the result of a unanimous vote at a National Co ...

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Canada Proposes Hazcom Changes

Lube Report - July 10, 2013

Health Canada is seeking comments on a proposal to repeal and replace its Controlled Products Regulations with new Hazar ...

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China Gets ExMo Oil Analysis Lab

Lube Report - June 26, 2013

ExxonMobil opened a new Asia Pacific oil analysis laboratory at the companys Shanghai Technology Center in China. Signu ...

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Engine Oils Join Feds Biolubes List

Lube Report - June 19, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agricultures BioPreferred program finalized its 10th round of procurement regulations, which spec ...