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Gulf Oil Auto Lube Now Compliant

Lube Report EMEA - April 13, 2020

Quality assurance organization Verification of Lubricant Specifications announced this week that it upheld a complaint ...

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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 ...

Stock Exchange Hears Tianhe Appeal

Stock Exchange Hears Tianhe Appeal

Lube Report Asia - March 26, 2020

Tianhe Chemicals Group is scheduled to appear before a Hong Kong Stock Exchange disciplinary board today to appeal its d ...

Estimates of EU Group II Imports Criticized

Estimates of EU Group II Imports Criticized

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2020

The European Commission seems to be determined to uphold the semestral quota on duty-free API Group II base oil imports, ...

PdVSA Lube Chief Arrested

PdVSA Lube Chief Arrested

Lube Report Americas - March 13, 2020

The president of Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.’s lubricant business was one of several company officials arrested early ...

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Nynas Clears Reorganization Hurdle

Lube Report EMEA - March 13, 2020

Nynas AB cleared a significant hurdle in its reorganization efforts last week after the United States Office of Foreign ...

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Sri Lanka Chases Unauthorized Lubes

Lube Report Asia - March 6, 2020

A Sri Lankan government agency raided 15 retail shops in mid-February and confiscated unauthorized lubricants as part of ...

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IPAC Wins Case Against Distributor

Lube Report Americas - March 4, 2020

Lubricant additive supplier IPAC said last week that it has won two arbitration decisions against a former distributor a ...

Lubrizol Vows to Fight Charges

Lubrizol Vows to Fight Charges

Lube Report EMEA - March 3, 2020

Lubrizol will vigorously defend itself against charges of lax safety standards and pollution filed by French prosecutors ...

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Canada Permits Use of Toxic Chemical

Lube Report Americas - February 12, 2020

The Canadian government decreed this month that it will permit 9-octadecenoic acid (Z)- compound with (Z)-N-9-octadeceny ...

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Brexit Complicates U.K. Lube Industry

Lube Report EMEA - February 4, 2020

The United Kingdom formally left the European Union on Jan. 31, triggering a transition period until the end of this yea ...

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Midterm Review Unlikely for Group II Quota

Lube Report EMEA - February 4, 2020

It is unlikely that the European Commission will review the new duty-free API Group II base oil import quota that it ado ...

Amalie Awaits Settlement Approval in Lawsuit

Amalie Awaits Settlement Approval in Lawsuit

Lube Report Americas - January 29, 2020

Amalie Oil Co. and the plaintiffs of a class action lawsuit against the company have asked a Florida circuit court to gr ...

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Nynas Outlines Reorganization Next Steps

Lube Report EMEA - January 28, 2020

Nynas AB disclosed details and the next steps surrounding the companys reorganization efforts last week, including an at ...

Belarus Halts Exports of Base Oils, Lubes

Belarus Halts Exports of Base Oils, Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - January 14, 2020

Belarus halted exports of base oils and finished lubricants this month in an effort to mitigate a potential energy crisi ...

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Nynas Regains Access to Bank Accounts

Lube Report EMEA - January 14, 2020

Nynas AB regained access to its bank accounts and will pay off expenses incurred during the past month, taking a step to ...

IMO 2020 Changes Shipping Rules

IMO 2020 Changes Shipping Rules

Lube Report Asia - January 10, 2020

The International Maritime Organizations IMO 2020 regulation was implemented at the start of the year, heralding big cha ...

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Nynas Files for Reorganization Protection

Lube Report EMEA - December 17, 2019

Nynas AB, one of the worlds largest suppliers of naphthenic base stocks, filed for reorganization protection in a Swedis ...