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.
EV charging technology and infrastructure is growing rapidly around the world, while battery production expands.
Europe and China are the focus for a raft of major Electric Vehicle joint ventures as EV sales boom in Europe
Laboratories, Group II base oil, lubes and additive plants all announced in expansion plans.
Tata partners with Valvoline Cummins for exclusive product range, while Saudi Aramco and Hyundai Heavy Industries subsidiaries announce a deal to give Aramco broader downstream growth.
With Artificial Intelligence set to change many aspects of oil exploration, lubes and fuel production and marketing, voice analysis could be the most significant challenge according to OATS.
Two major conferences in Asia and Europe reveal India is catching up in the high quality lubes market; Europe has work to do in read-across interchange and Japan is preparing ultra-low specs.
Conference season reveals new lubes trends; the EV market increases its influence and the lubes industry and the battle over diesel continues.
The Indonesian National Standard for Lubricants is no longer volunary after 10 years.
Exxon Mobil's latest Global Outlook predictions see efficiencies and technology playing important roles in influencing global energy demand.