Shell and BP are among 150 signatories of a letter to United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging the U.K. government to emphasize sustainability in its COVID-19 recovery plan.
United Kingdom-based Verification of Lubricant Standards announced last week that it reported an engine oil marketed by HyperDrive Lubricants to the National Trading Standards Board for failing to meet its performance claims.
European trade associations representing lubricant and chemical additive suppliers have agreed to create a task force on complying with chemical regulations including communication of sensitive information throughout the supply chain.
Compared to previous engine oil standards, Asia, Middle East and Africa regions may see a quicker rollout of ILSAC GF-6 following its launch in North America next year, a consultant told an industry conference last month.
The Union of the European Lubricants Industry announced last week the formation of a sustainability task force charged with developing a framework to measure the sustainability of lubricant companies.
Marine industry classification society DNV GL, in cooperation with three marine insurers, has initiated a project to study whether biodegradable lubricants play a role in stern tube bearing failures.