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Chevron Lanka Criticizes Government

Lube Report Asia - May 27, 2022

The CEO of Chevron Lubricants Lanka recently criticized the government’s management of the lube industry, questioning ...

Teflon Recycler Copes with PFAS Spill

Teflon Recycler Copes with PFAS Spill

Lube Report Americas - May 11, 2022

A Kentucky town is still dealing with the fallout over a spill of “forever chemicals” three years after it was first ...

The Science Behind New Lubricant Testing

The Science Behind New Lubricant Testing

Lubes'n'Greases - May 2, 2022

New engine oil performance categories mean renewed attention to the testing protocols that accompany them. Discover how ...

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Report: EV Uptake Will Depend on Policies

Lube Report Americas - April 6, 2022

The global share of electric vehicles in new vehicle sales could increase to 25%-30% in 2030 and as high as 90% in 2050 ...

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EPA Penalizes Blender Over Pollution Reports

Lube Report Americas - March 23, 2022

Lubricant producer Champion Brands LLC was slapped with a $130,243 fee by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...

Vietnam Weighs Tax Cut for Lubes

Vietnam Weighs Tax Cut for Lubes

Lube Report Asia - March 18, 2022

Vietnam plans to reduce its environmental protection tax for greases, lubricants and other oil products, effective April ...

U.S. to Tighten Heavy-duty Emissions

U.S. to Tighten Heavy-duty Emissions

Lube Report Americas - March 9, 2022

The United States Environmental Protection Agency unveiled on Monday proposals to implement more stringent nitrous oxide ...

Bridging to Category II Cylinder Oils

Bridging to Category II Cylinder Oils

Lube Report EMEA - February 15, 2022

Maritime emissions regulations introduced in 2020 caused ship operators to transition to cylinder oils with lower base n ...

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Tianhe, Wei Penalized for IPO

Lube Report Asia - January 28, 2022

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission sanctioned Tianhe Chemicals Group Ltd. and its executive director this w ...

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Malaysia Updates Biodiesel Timeline

Lube Report Asia - January 14, 2022

Malaysia aims to fully switch to B20 diesel by the end of this year, according to a Reuters report, completing a transit ...

Biden Ratchets Fuel Economy Regs

Biden Ratchets Fuel Economy Regs

Lube Report Americas - December 22, 2021

President Joseph Biden’s administration announced a series of fuel economy standards this week, a move viewed as furth ...

API Updates Bulk Oil Guidelines

API Updates Bulk Oil Guidelines

Lube Report Americas - November 24, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute last week published an updated version of API 1525A, a document setting guidelines for ...

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Israel Extends Excise Tax to Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - November 2, 2021

In an effort to discourage tax-dodging mixing with diesel, Israeli officials signed an order last week to impose an exci ...

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Japan Flags Two Chemicals

Lube Report Asia - October 22, 2021

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare issued a report last month flagging concerns about seven chemicals, i ...

Facing the Challenges

Facing the Challenges

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

A perfect storm has been gathering in the lubricants industry for some time: There has been increasing pressure from gov ...

Michigan Halts Sale of Orion Products

Michigan Halts Sale of Orion Products

Lube Report Americas - September 15, 2021

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development issued a stop-use and stop-removal order on REV 360 brand p ...

EU Plans to Lower Group II Quota

EU Plans to Lower Group II Quota

Lube Report EMEA - September 7, 2021

The European Commission plans again next year to narrow an import duty exemption for API Group II base oils from nations ...