Volume 6 Issue 1

China Policies Promote Electric Vehicles

China is set to implement several policies that aim to promote electric vehicles by encouraging sales and protecting pre...

Marine Lube Market: Challenging But Growing

Marine lubricant marketers and their customers face several significant challenges in coming years, but the market is gr...

Uzbekistan Mulls GTL Base Stocks

Uzbekistans national oil and gas company said it met with a Chinese construction firm last month to discuss adding a bas...

Correction

An article in the Dec. 28 issue included incorrect information about early implementation of the China 6 emissions standard for light- and heavy-duty vehicles. In December the national government proposed a plan that called for the standard to take effect this month in five cities and provinces, 18 months ahead of the scheduled nationwide implementation. But the city of Shenzhen is the only jurisdiction to actually put the standard into effect this month.

Briefly Noted

Bengaluru, India-based Pitstop and Shell entered into an agreement for the doorstep car service company to use Shell lubricants when providing oil changes to customers. Manila, Philippines-based Herco Trading will distribute Prestone-branded motor oil throughout its auto care retail network after the two companies reached an agreement last week.