Regulations

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Deal Reached in Tractor Fluid Suit

Lube Report Americas - August 14, 2019

A preliminary settlement has been reached in a second class action lawsuit in Missouri accusing a lubricant company and ...

Orlen-Lotos Merger Draws Scrutiny

Orlen-Lotos Merger Draws Scrutiny

Lube Report EMEA - August 13, 2019

The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation into the planned merger of Polands two main oil companies, PKN ...

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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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Rerefining Subsidies Hiked in Spain

Lube Report EMEA - July 30, 2019

The non-profit organization that manages the recycling of used lubricants in Spain raised its subsidy for oil collection ...

Transparency Mandated for Obsolete Tractor Fluids

Transparency Mandated for Obsolete Tractor Fluids

Lube Report Americas - July 24, 2019

Starting in January, tractor hydraulic fluids sold in the United States that do not meet current specifications will nee ...

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EPA Fines California Blender

Lube Report Americas - July 24, 2019

Commerce, California-based U.S. Lubricants Inc. agreed to pay almost $200,000 in civil penalties under a settlement with ...

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FTC Tells Quaker Chem, Houghton to Divest

Lube Report Americas - July 24, 2019

The United States Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday that it will require Quaker Chemical and Houghton Internati ...

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Lawsuits Waged Over Royal Manufacturing Sale

Lube Report Americas - July 17, 2019

A court battle is being waged in Oklahoma over Axel Christiernsson's acquisition last year of grease producer Royal Manu ...

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Rosneft Pushes Hard Against Western Sanctions

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - July 16, 2019

Russian lubricant companies are leaning in to plug the import substitution gap, and Rosneft is at the forefront of that ...

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A Defining Moment for China

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - July 16, 2019

The worlds largest auto market is on the verge of implementing the worlds strictest emission regulations. This could hav ...

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EPA Proposes Ban of Lube Additive

Lube Report Americas - June 26, 2019

The United States Environmental Protection Agency proposed Friday to ban the use of 2,4,6-Tris(tert-butyl)phenol as a lu ...

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Last Word

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - June 18, 2019

Katie Kellenberger gets to grips with new EU emissions limits.

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REACH: Opportunity or Obstacle to Innovation

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - June 17, 2019

The passing of the final registration deadline for REACH offers a chance to review the impact of the European Unions lan ...

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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 ...

New Guide on EALs to be Balloted

New Guide on EALs to be Balloted

Lube Report Americas - June 5, 2019

A new ASTM International guide developed to help the marine industry determine whether a lubricant is environmentally ac ...

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Ecuador Aims to Recycle More Used Lubes

Lube Report Americas - May 29, 2019

The government of Ecuador aims for the country to recycle 100 percent of its used lubricants and has vowed to guarantee ...

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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 ...

Chemicals Regulation Looms in Brazil

Chemicals Regulation Looms in Brazil

Lube Report Americas - April 3, 2019

Brazils government is considering a proposed overhaul of its regulations of chemicals - a step that would be in line wit ...