Specifications

Worldwide Grease Production Declines

Worldwide Grease Production Declines

Lube Report - June 29, 2016

China, North America and Europe were the top grease manufacturers in 2015, representing 71 percent of worldwide producti ...

API Clarifies New Diesel Oil Categories

API Clarifies New Diesel Oil Categories

Lube Report - June 8, 2016

Technical Bulletin 1, issued by Kevin Ferrick, APIs senior manager for engine oil licensing, addresses the adoption of n ...

API Adopts New Symbol for Heavy-duty Oil

API Adopts New Symbol for Heavy-duty Oil

Lube Report - May 25, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute announced last week the introduction of a trademarked special service symbol to help co ...

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Optimizing the New Oil Development Process

Lube Report - May 18, 2016

The processes and committees used to develop engine oil specifications are complex, slow and unbalanced, Lubrizol senior ...

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Russia Introduces New HDMO Standard

Lube Report - May 18, 2016

The Eurasian Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification recently introduced a new standard for ...

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API Invokes Provisional Licensing for Engine Oils

Lube Report Asia - April 26, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute is temporarily granting provisional licenses for the ILSAC GF-5 and API SN, SM, SL and ...

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Provisional Licensing Invoked for PCMO Specs

Lube Report - April 20, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute invoked provisional licensing for passenger car engine oil categories ILSAC GF-5 and AP ...

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Formulators Brace for GF-5/GF-6 Gap

Lube Report - April 20, 2016

STUTTGART, Germany – Some light-duty automakers and motor oil formulators say the industry may be approaching an u ...

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Marketers Phasing Out Energy Conserving

Lube Report Asia - March 29, 2016

Engine oil marketers in the Asia-Pacific region are making changes to inventories in response to the American Petroleum ...

API Pulls Plug on Energy Conserving

API Pulls Plug on Energy Conserving

Lube Report - March 16, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute will discontinue licensing the use of the Energy Conserving designation with its API SL ...

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Slow Asian Pick-up Seen for CK-4, FA-4

Lube Report Asia - March 15, 2016

APIs newly adopted twin heavy-duty diesel engine oil categories are unlikely to receive broad early use in developing As ...

Its Official: Heavy-Duty Upgrade Is Done

Its Official: Heavy-Duty Upgrade Is Done

Lube Report - February 17, 2016

At last weeks meeting of the American Petroleum Institutes Lubricants Group in San Antonio, Texas, ballot results were a ...

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Testing Glitch Hinders Oil Licensing

Lube Report - February 3, 2016

Engine oil marketers hoping to license new products with the American Petroleum Institute or General Motors proprietary ...

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API Raises Engine Oil License Fees

Lube Report - January 20, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute increased its fees for Engine Oil Licensing and Certification last month, to offset cos ...

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API Increases License Fees

Lube Report Asia - January 19, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute increased fees for its engine oil licensing system last month to offset implementation ...

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PC-11s Next Hurdle: Customers

Lube Report - December 23, 2015

With PC-11 heavy-duty engine oils advancing towards a launch next Dec. 1, lubricant marketers are focusing on the hard q ...

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Next API Heavy-duty Spec Bound for Market

Lube Report Asia - December 22, 2015

PC-11, the next heavy-duty engine oil category from the American Petroleum Institute, cleared several of its final hurdl ...

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PC-11 Gets Green Light

Lube Report - December 16, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas – PC-11, the next heavy-duty engine oil upgrade, received the go-ahead from ASTM here last week. The ...