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Kenya Urged to Cut Import Duties

Lube Report EMEA - October 8, 2019

Ola Energy urged the Kenyan government last week to lower its import duties on base oils and lubricant additives to allo ...

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Citgo Under Threat Again After Ruling

Lube Report Americas - October 2, 2019

A United States appeals court lifted a hold Monday on Crystallex International Corp.s efforts to seize shares of refiner ...

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EPA Clarifies Chlorinated Paraffin Stance

Lube Report Americas - September 25, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency issued significant new use rules on Sept. 18 under the Toxic Substances Control Act ...

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Hi-Tech Claims Found Misleading

Lube Report Asia - September 20, 2019

The Competition Commission of Pakistan served notice last month of a finding that Hi-Tech Blending (Pvt) Ltd. used false ...

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China Exempts Lubes from Tariffs

Lube Report Asia - September 13, 2019

Chinas Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council yesterday announced a trial program to exclude 16 types of U.S. pr ...

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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 ...

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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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 ...