Regulations

Group II Duty Exemption for EU Reviewed

Group II Duty Exemption for EU Reviewed

Lube Report EMEA - September 10, 2019

A European Commission committee met on Sept. 6 to discuss whether to renew, amend or abolish a tariff exemption for API ...

Wax Industry Awaits Impact of Tariffs

Wax Industry Awaits Impact of Tariffs

Lube Report Americas - September 4, 2019

U.S. distributors and manufacturers of wax and wax products are bracing for the impact of new tariffs on Chinese imports ...

VLS Files Complaint Over Toyota Oil

VLS Files Complaint Over Toyota Oil

Lube Report EMEA - September 3, 2019

A watchdog for Europes engine oil market has accused a British supplier of Toyota genuine oils of making false performan ...

New York Settles Over Obsolete Oils

New York Settles Over Obsolete Oils

Lube Report Americas - August 28, 2019

The New York Attorney Generals Office announced Monday that it reached a settlement fining Dollar General Corp. for the ...

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On the Heavy-duty Horizon

Lubes'n'Greases - August 19, 2019

With stricter emissions regulations looming, the industry is already catching a glimpse of PC-12.

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The Whats What of Waste

Lubes'n'Greases - August 19, 2019

Leftover product often clings to the insides of industrial containers after theyve been drained. Definitions of empty va ...

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Closer Harmony for East African Lube Standards

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - August 17, 2019

The East African Community is moving closer to standards integration for goods and services. Petroleum products are also ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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Judging an Oil by Its Label

Lubes'n'Greases - July 22, 2019

What can a reasonable consumer be expected to glean from an engine oil bottle? The answer seems to be a moving target.

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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 ...