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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 ...

Packaging’s Tricky Target

Packaging’s Tricky Target

Lubes'n'Greases - August 5, 2020

The best packages hit the bull’s eye in the center of sustainability, product differentiation, performance claims and ...

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China Says U.S. Firms Dump N-propanol

Lube Report Asia - July 31, 2020

China’s Ministry of Commerce announced recently that it will impose punitive tariffs on n-propanol imported by America ...

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Rules Require Diligence from Quick Lubes

Lube Report Americas - July 29, 2020

Enforcement of engine oil and transmission product labeling and receipt requirements that impact quick lubes and their d ...

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ILMA Supports Infrastructure Investment

Lube Report Americas - July 22, 2020

The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association joined a manufacturing coalition urging Congress to advance a long-t ...

Ukraine Lifts Levy on Base Oil Imports

Ukraine Lifts Levy on Base Oil Imports

Lube Report EMEA - July 21, 2020

Ukraine’s government decided to exclude base oils from an import tax implemented in late May, explaining they were mis ...

Indonesia, Honda JV Tangle over Lube Tie-in

Indonesia, Honda JV Tangle over Lube Tie-in

Lube Report Asia - July 17, 2020

A fair trade regulator in Indonesia heard arguments this week in the case of a Honda scooter supplier charged with illeg ...

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2020

By a slender margin, base oil traders stayed within the half-year 200,000 metric ton quota on API Group II imports into ...

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Hindujas in Court Over Ownership

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2020

The Hinduja Group, owner of several lubricant businesses, is embroiled in a dispute between the four aging brothers who ...

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States Sue Over Fuel Economy Rollback

Lube Report Americas - June 17, 2020

Twenty-three United States states and the District of Columbia sued President Donald Trump’s administration at the end ...

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Ajman Emirate Nabs Counterfeiters

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2020

Authorities in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, confiscated 100,000 packs of fake engine oil after a sweep last week on a co ...

Tianhe Delisted from Stock Exchange

Tianhe Delisted from Stock Exchange

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2020

Tianhe Chemicals Group’s listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange was cancelled Thursday after a review panel late last ...