I read a lot about engine oils. That would seem to be a duh comment. However, there is so much going on in the industry these days that missing a day or two of news can sometimes leave you behind the eight ball. Having said that, there are some consistent trends you can follow that will keep you in the game. You may not understand all the technical mumbo jumbo, but youll know when something happens to push the envelope.
I found one article recently by Paul Weismann of Oelcheck, a German oil analysis company. He suggests that four trends in the industry are the big drivers: emissions reductions, reduced fuel and oil consumption, and shifts to lower viscosity and hybrids/all-electric vehicles. I thought that it would be interesting to review these topics so you can see what the tea leaves are saying.