Emissions Regulations

Monitoring Urged for New Cylinder Oils
An operator inspecting pumps in the engine room of an oil tanker. © zulkamalober

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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More Dirt, Less Ash

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2020

Engine oil advancements for off-highway applications seem to lumber along behind on-road and light-duty vehicles. Emissi ...

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Feds Probe California Emissions Deal

Lube Report Americas - September 11, 2019

The United States federal government notified California last week that it had begun an antitrust probe of the states re ...

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California, OEMs Sign Emissions Deal

Lube Report Americas - July 31, 2019

Four automakers reached an agreement last week with California on a voluntary framework for annual emissions reductions ...

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Gauging Lube Impacts of New Marine Fuels

Lube Report Americas - June 5, 2019

Seventy-two percent of vessels are projected to use very-low-sulfur fuel oil after the International Maritime Organizati ...

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IMO 2020 Already Making Impacts

Lube Report Americas - April 24, 2019

The International Maritime Organizations 2020 regulations wont just affect the marine fuels and shipping industries, but ...

IMO 2020 Forecast to Impact Base Oils

IMO 2020 Forecast to Impact Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - March 6, 2019

Vessel operators and oil marketers are girding for the impacts that IMO 2020 will have on shipping and marine lubricants ...