Regulations Specs & Testing

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3 Years Prison for Lube Exec

Lube Report - June 19, 2013

The U.S. federal court of Charleston, S.C., sentenced former Delfin Group USA president Markos Baghdasarian to three yea ...

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Rhein Chemie Invests in Tests

Lube Report - June 5, 2013

Rhein Chemies lubricants division recently invested 750,000 ($978,000) in new equipment for testing hydraulic fluids at ...

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Kenya Considers Lube Market Regulations

Lube Report - May 29, 2013

Kenyas Energy Regulatory Commission recently invited the Kenyan public to submit written comments on proposed regulation ...

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HCC Answers to State Fines

Lube Report - May 29, 2013

Heritage Crystal-Clean recently settled on $50,000 of Indiana state fines after routine inspections uncovered waste mana ...

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New Russian Law Encourages Rerefining

Lube Report - May 29, 2013

MOSCOW – The Russian government recently adopted a waste oil treatment regulation for the first time since the col ...

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Evergreen Files for Chapter 11

Lube Report - April 24, 2013

A California bankruptcy court Monday approved a motion by rerefiner Evergreen Oil and parent Evergreen Environmental Hol ...

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GHS May Prove Costly, Complex

Lube Report - April 17, 2013

OSHA estimates that compliance with the GHS ruling will cost more than $110 million and will represent about 27 percent ...

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PCBs Still a Risk to Rerefiners

Lube Report - April 10, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will fine Oil Re-Refining Co. $450,000, unless it properly disposes of 150,000 ...

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PQIA: Dont Buy Bullet

Lube Report - April 3, 2013

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America warned consumers last week not to buy Bullet brand motor oil based on its pot ...

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Fake Lubes Flood Nigeria

Lube Report - March 27, 2013

The Lubricants Producers Association of Nigeria laments the upsurge of impure lubricants, while the countrys two regulat ...

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Smittys Sued over Hydraulic Fluid

Lube Report - March 27, 2013

A small business owner in Texas sued Smittys Supply and its distributor Atwood Distributing, alleging they sold defectiv ...

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Shell Adding Assets in Shanghai

Lube Report - March 20, 2013

Shell plans to open a new lubricants technical center in Shanghai, China, in 2014, driven by the companys growing lubric ...

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UN Adds PFPE Lubes to N. Korea Sanctions

Lube Report - March 20, 2013

The United Nations Security Council recently strengthened sanctions against North Korea, adding perfluorinated lubricant ...

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FTC Ends LZ-Chemtool Review

Lube Report - March 13, 2013

The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation into Lubrizols acquisition of Rockton, Ill.-based grease manuf ...

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SAE Cancels Two Mil Specs

Lube Report - March 13, 2013

In separate notifications last month, SAE International cancelled two longtime military heavy-duty engine oil specificat ...

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JX Reorganizes Lube Division

Lube Report - February 20, 2013

Japanese oil company JX Nippon is restructuring its lubricants division for greater efficiency. On Feb. 5, JX officials ...

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Z Tech v. Lubrizol Dismissed

Lube Report - February 13, 2013

A Federal judge in Michigan dismissed Z Technologies antitrust lawsuit against Lubrizol last week, concluding the four-y ...

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Base Oil Traders Sling Barbs

Lube Report - February 13, 2013

Shamrock Shipping and Trading has warned that any deals concluded by a former employee and his current employer, Feedco, ...