Volume 5 Issue 35
North America’s automotive and lubricant industries are continuing their steady march to lower viscosity grades for gasoline-powered light-duty vehicles, undertaking this time to add 0W-12 and 0W-8. Lowering viscosity has been the lube industry’s main approach to increasing engine oil contributions to better fuel economy.
The National Lubricant Container Recycling Coalition, a group of major lubricant players and packaging manufacturers aiming to establish programs that recycle lubricant containers, announced its first pilot program.
Base oil production in the United States declined 8% in June, compared to the same month last year, according to data released by a government agency. For the first half of this year, production volume was up by 3%.