Regulations, Specs & Testing

Brexit Complicates U.K. Lube Industry

Brexit Complicates U.K. Lube Industry

Lube Report EMEA - February 4, 2020

The United Kingdom formally left the European Union on Jan. 31, triggering a transition period until the end of this yea ...

Amalie Awaits Settlement Approval in Lawsuit

Amalie Awaits Settlement Approval in Lawsuit

Lube Report Americas - January 29, 2020

Amalie Oil Co. and the plaintiffs of a class action lawsuit against the company have asked a Florida circuit court to gr ...

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Nynas Outlines Reorganization Next Steps

Lube Report EMEA - January 28, 2020

Nynas AB disclosed details and the next steps surrounding the companys reorganization efforts last week, including an at ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON ILSAC GF-6

Lubes'n'Greases - January 21, 2020

The looming introduction of one of the most complex specifications to date is top of mind for formulators. Two companies ...

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Better Prescreening for Vane Pump Fluids

Lubes'n'Greases - January 21, 2020

Testing hydraulic fluids is pricy. Fortunately, a new bench test can help cut costs by weeding out inadequate fluids fro ...

Quality of Indian Lubes Rising for BS VI

Quality of Indian Lubes Rising for BS VI

Lube Report Asia - January 17, 2020

Indias automotive engine oil market will be taking a step up in coming months as suppliers prepare for the nations imple ...

Mexican Standard Promotes Fair Practices

Mexican Standard Promotes Fair Practices

Lube Report Americas - January 15, 2020

A new engine oil standard that takes effect in Mexico in mid-2020 should help promote fair competition in the country's ...

Belarus Halts Exports of Base Oils, Lubes

Belarus Halts Exports of Base Oils, Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - January 14, 2020

Belarus halted exports of base oils and finished lubricants this month in an effort to mitigate a potential energy crisi ...

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Nynas Regains Access to Bank Accounts

Lube Report EMEA - January 14, 2020

Nynas AB regained access to its bank accounts and will pay off expenses incurred during the past month, taking a step to ...

IMO 2020 Changes Shipping Rules

IMO 2020 Changes Shipping Rules

Lube Report Asia - January 10, 2020

The International Maritime Organizations IMO 2020 regulation was implemented at the start of the year, heralding big cha ...

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Worries Raised Over Heavy-duty Engine Tests

Lube Report Americas - January 8, 2020

The next heavy-duty engine oil category in North America is not expected for seven years, and industry insiders worry th ...

Balancing Viscosity, Wear in HDEOs

Balancing Viscosity, Wear in HDEOs

Lube Report Americas - January 8, 2020

Pressure is building for the heavy-duty engine oil market to begin shifting to lower viscosity grades, but lighter oils ...

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Panelists Encourage ILSAC-ATIEL Cooperation

Lube Report Americas - January 1, 2020

The world's two leading engine oil specification groups have developed a closer working relationship in recent years, wh ...

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Publishers Letter

Lubes'n'Greases - December 21, 2019

In October, General Motors promised its Dexos1 Gen 3 gasoline-fueled engine oil specification would be published this mo ...

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GM Releases Dexos1 Gen 3 Details

Lube Report Americas - December 18, 2019

After previously saying it would release Dexos1 Gen 3 in January and begin commercial licensing during the second quarte ...

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Nynas Files for Reorganization Protection

Lube Report EMEA - December 17, 2019

Nynas AB, one of the worlds largest suppliers of naphthenic base stocks, filed for reorganization protection in a Swedis ...

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IMO 2020 Brings Increased Base Oil Freight Costs

Lube Report EMEA - December 17, 2019

Compliance with the looming IMO 2020 will impact the cost of freight for African lubricant blenders, and some were advis ...

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Base Oil Quota Pressures European Market

Lube Report EMEA - December 10, 2019

Following the European Commissions adoption last month of a quota on duty-free API Group II base oil imports, industry s ...