Volume 7 Issue 14

India's BS VI Takes Effect

India took a large step toward reducing its very high levels air pollution Wednesday with the implementation of its Bharat Stage VI automobile emissions standards. The move significantly raises engine oil performance requirements.

Thai Oil’s Q4 Net Profit Jumps

Stated-owned Thai Oil Group’s base oil business posted a massive jump in net profit for the fourth quarter of 2019, and a slight decrease in net profit for the full year. Revenue for the base oil business was down for the fourth quarter and full year.

Conserving Energy Through Greases

Matching the proper grease formulations to the right applications in automotive engines and drivelines can help conserve energy, an expert said at an industry event in Indore, India.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Coronavirus Ravages Refinery Runs

Blenders Allowed to Remain Open

Virus Disrupts Russian Base Oil Exports

Briefly Noted

Gazpromneft Ocean marine engine oils recently became available in packaged and bulk form in 16 of South Korea’s ports, including in Busan, Ulsan, Incheon, Pohang and Pyeongtek.