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VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol
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VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A watchdog of the United Kingdom’s lubricant market has lodged a complaint against a German marketer, contending that ...

EU Extends Group II Import Quota

EU Extends Group II Import Quota

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A year after its initial implementation, the European Union has extended for six more months its duty and 200,000 metric ...

U.S. Blocks Sime Darby Palm Oil

U.S. Blocks Sime Darby Palm Oil

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2021

The United States Customs and Border Protection agency last week announced a ban on palm oil l produced in Malaysia by S ...

Prohibited Chemical Allowed in Lubes

Prohibited Chemical Allowed in Lubes

Lube Report Americas - January 6, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency last month excluded the lubricant industry from a new prohibition on p ...

Cambodia Nixes Duties on Some Lubes

Cambodia Nixes Duties on Some Lubes

Lube Report Asia - January 1, 2021

Cambodia will eliminate tariffs on imported industrial lubricants effective Jan. 1 in an attempt to boost competitivenes ...

More Aggressive Climate Tack for Europe?

More Aggressive Climate Tack for Europe?

Lube Report EMEA - December 29, 2020

The European Council recommended this month that the European Union set a more ambitious goal for reducing greenhouse ga ...

EPA Criticized for Marine Lubrication Proposal

EPA Criticized for Marine Lubrication Proposal

Lube Report Americas - December 23, 2020

Several companies, including two from the lubricants industry, recently criticized a proposal by the United States Envir ...

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

The United States Environmental Protection Agency concluded Monday that perchloroethylene does not pose an unreasonable ...

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Draft Work on Euro 7 Gets Pushback

Lube Report EMEA - November 24, 2020

European automakers and other industries are pushing back on a proposal that reportedly could bring a halt to sales of v ...

Industry Anticipates Change Under Biden

Industry Anticipates Change Under Biden

Lube Report Americas - November 18, 2020

With razor-thin margins of control in both the United States House and Senate, the incoming presidential administration ...

Ukraine Tightens Tracking of Lubes, Base Oils

Ukraine Tightens Tracking of Lubes, Base Oils

Lube Report EMEA - November 17, 2020

Ukraine has added a layer to its border control of base oil and lubricant imports in an effort to curb the illegal mixin ...

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U.S. Businesses Could Face COVID Mandates

Lube Report Americas - October 28, 2020

In addition to damage it has done to demand for many types of products, the coronavirus pandemic has hampered business b ...

China-U.S. Trade War Drags On

China-U.S. Trade War Drags On

Lube Report Asia - October 9, 2020

As the trade war between the United States and China approaches its third anniversary, there is little sign of resolutio ...

More Changes for Metalworking?

More Changes for Metalworking?

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

Some formulators are watching nervously as the United States Environmental Protection Agency reviews the safety of a wid ...

California Sets Mandate for Zero-emission Vehicles

California Sets Mandate for Zero-emission Vehicles

Lube Report Americas - September 30, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order last week requiring that all new passenger vehicles to be zero-em ...

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EPA Evaluates Antiwear Agent

Lube Report Americas - September 16, 2020

A chemical used as an antiwear additive in aviation turbine oils was among 20 chemicals listed by the United States Envi ...

China 6 Standard Offers Group III Opening

China 6 Standard Offers Group III Opening

Lube Report Asia - August 14, 2020

China started to implement 6a, the first phase of the China 6 emission standards, on July 1 for light-duty vehicles nati ...