The oil majors delivered disappointing short-term news to thier shareholders after earning and profits were hit across the board as a result of lower oil prices and increased costs.
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Analysis of the last 25 years' of global lubricants demand shows a relatively flat market - with a tip towards China and India, but energy demand is set to soar from now until 2050.
Extending engine life while meeting the latest emissions regulations and OEM demands are the main focus of a range of new products announced by majors and independents including Pennzoil, PetroCanada, Shell and Petronas.
VW no longer excluded from US public sector contracts, but is among other automakers that may not be ready for Euro WLTP regs.
The API is set to review the standards development process following the nine year development period for the lastest GF-6 spec. But the approved spec could now roll-out faster than expected across EMEA.
New vehicle technologies require grease and lubes producers to stay ahead of the curve.
US automakers & State of California combine to drive up emissions standards; China & India add regs pressure on lubes producers.
Designed for vehicle workshops and 'quick lube' centres, Castrol ePODS combine clever design with fast-fill technology.
American regulator, EPA, reveals document proposing total ban on four of five additives under the Toxic Substances Control Act which could impact lubes industry.