Regulations

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 ...

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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 ...

EU Votes For Emission Standards

EU Votes For Emission Standards

Lube Report EMEA - April 2, 2019

The European Parliament voted Wednesday to adopt stricter carbon dioxide emission standards for new cars and vans in the ...

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API Fights Against Unauthorized Labels

Lube Report Americas - March 13, 2019

The American Petroleum Institute is posting information on unauthorized oils displaying API engine oil certification mar ...

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Nigerian Blenders Demand Tariff Hike

Lube Report EMEA - March 12, 2019

The Lubricant Producers Association of Nigeria asked the countrys government to raise the tariff on imported finished lu ...

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 ...