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New Price Caps Planned for Russian Products
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New Price Caps Planned for Russian Products

Lube Report EMEA - January 24, 2023

A coalition of the G-7 group of leading industrial nations, Australia and the European Union agreed Friday to introduce ...

Sri Lanka to Allow More Lube Suppliers

Sri Lanka to Allow More Lube Suppliers

Lube Report Asia - January 13, 2023

Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers approved last week a proposal to allow additional suppliers to enter the country’s ...

EPA Tightens Heavy-duty Emissions Caps

EPA Tightens Heavy-duty Emissions Caps

Lube Report Americas - December 28, 2022

United States President Joe Biden’s administration published a final rule last week tightening caps on heavy-duty truc ...

New Vehicle CO2 Emissions Drop in U.S.

New Vehicle CO2 Emissions Drop in U.S.

Lube Report Americas - December 21, 2022

In model year 2021, the average estimated real-world carbon dioxide emission rate for all new vehicles sold in the Unite ...

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GF-3 Patent Dispute Finally Ends

Lube Report Americas - December 14, 2022

Chevron Oronite achieved final victory this week in a long-running engine oil patent dispute with Infineum when the comp ...

Euro 7 Draft Lowers NOx Caps

Euro 7 Draft Lowers NOx Caps

Lube Report EMEA - November 15, 2022

The European Commission last week released a much-awaited draft of Euro 7, its next automobile emissions standard, focus ...

UEIL Launches Online Carbon Calculator

UEIL Launches Online Carbon Calculator

Lube Report EMEA - October 25, 2022

The Union of the European Lubricants Industry launched a new online tool to help companies calculate their carbon footpr ...

Sanctions Further Restrict Russian Exports

Sanctions Further Restrict Russian Exports

Lube Report EMEA - October 11, 2022

The European Union introduced a new set of sanctions against Russia last week that restricts Russian oil and petroleum p ...

EU Green Deal Weighs on Chemicals

EU Green Deal Weighs on Chemicals

Lubes'n'Greases - October 3, 2022

The breakneck speed at which new regulations are being implemented in Europe may create drastic disruptions that the lub ...

New Fuels and Engines Tax Marine Lubes

New Fuels and Engines Tax Marine Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - September 27, 2022

The emerging era of new ship engine designs and the mosaic of interim and future fuels that are part of shipping’s tra ...

New EPA Risk Regs Add Red Tape

New EPA Risk Regs Add Red Tape

Lube Report Americas - September 14, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed changes to its Risk Management Program that put more emphasis on c ...

China’s Carbon Ambitions May Boost mPAOs

China’s Carbon Ambitions May Boost mPAOs

Lube Report Asia - September 9, 2022

China aims to reach carbon neutrality by 2060, which will likely offer opportunities for metallocene polyalphaolefin as ...

California to Phase Out New ICE Vehicle Sales

California to Phase Out New ICE Vehicle Sales

Lube Report Americas - September 7, 2022

The California Air Resources Board last month approved a rule that establishes a roadmap to end the sale of new internal ...

A New International Vegan Certification

A New International Vegan Certification

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2022

Find out how a new international vegan certification might affect food-grade lubricants.

Metalworking Lubricants Co. Pays Fine

Metalworking Lubricants Co. Pays Fine

Lube Report Americas - August 10, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and an Indiana state government agency have reached a settlement with Metalwork ...

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Australia Bill Puts Emissions Targets into Law

Lube Report Asia - August 5, 2022

Australia’s new government administration introduced a bill last week that would for the first time enshrine into law ...

Pump Up the Policy

Pump Up the Policy

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

Lawmakers, regulators and standards agencies around the world are driving the transition to a low-carbon economy through ...