Regulations

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 ...

Valvoline Allowed to Oppose Start-up Brand

Valvoline Allowed to Oppose Start-up Brand

Lube Report Americas - July 28, 2021

A panel of judges within the United States Patent and Trademark Office ruled last week that Valvoline may proceed with a ...

Monitoring Urged for New Cylinder Oils

Monitoring Urged for New Cylinder Oils

Lube Report Asia - July 23, 2021

Lubrication and protection of ship engines became much more complex after implementation of IMO 2020 fuel regulations, m ...

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Australia Court: Wind Down Hydrodec

Lube Report Asia - July 16, 2021

A court last month ordered that transformer oil rerefiner Hydrodec Group’s dormant Australian subsidiary be wound down ...

Spotlight on Food-grade Lubricants

Spotlight on Food-grade Lubricants

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

Regulations Ramp Up for Food-grade Lubes COVID-19 may have caused widespread disruption this past year, affecti ...

New ACEA Sequences Make Their Debut

New ACEA Sequences Make Their Debut

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

The long-awaited 2021 ACEA light-duty engine oil specifications are finally in the hands of lubricant blenders, markete ...

Sanctions Hit Belarusian Base Oils

Sanctions Hit Belarusian Base Oils

Lube Report EMEA - June 29, 2021

Belarus’ base oils effectively stopped flowing to the West last week after the European Union imposed sanctions agains ...

More Evolution Foretold for Marine Lubes

More Evolution Foretold for Marine Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - June 15, 2021

As the marine shipping industry transitions to engines using new fuel types that generate less carbon dioxide, cylinder ...

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China Truck Standard Now Due July 1

Lube Report Asia - April 30, 2021

The Chinese government announced on April 25 that the parts of its China VI emission standard applying to heavy diesel v ...

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EPA Changes Tack on California Standards

Lube Report Americas - April 28, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering a 2019 action that sought to end a policy allowing Ca ...

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EPA Seeks Input on Two Additives

Lube Report Americas - April 21, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is asking for additional public input on final rules for five chemical ...

The Year of the Ox

The Year of the Ox

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Asia’s Increasing Influence on the Global Lubes Market After a tumultuous year for lubricant markets around the gl ...

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OSHA Floats Changes to Labeling Rules

Lube Report Americas - March 24, 2021

United States regulators are proposing changes in hazardous materials labeling billed as aligning with global protocols ...

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ECHA Starts 2021 HazMat Consultation

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2021

The European Chemicals Agency started public consultation March 9 on eight proposed substances proposed for designation ...

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German Group: Don’t Eliminate ICEs Yet

Lube Report EMEA - February 23, 2021

The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association in Germany last week urged the European Commission to change course on t ...

Embezzlement Ring Alleged at Refinery

Embezzlement Ring Alleged at Refinery

Lube Report EMEA - February 16, 2021

A group of 20 employees at Lukoil’s Volgograd refinery – which has a lubricant blending plant – was accused last w ...