A mixed set of Q2 2019 reports from the oil majors and lubes producers including Shell, BP, ExxonMobil and Fuchs.
Laboratories, Group II base oil, lubes and additive plants all announced in expansion plans.
A generally volatile market has led to slightly depressed numbers for most of the oil majors at the start of the year, but their CEOs are confident of being able to manage the volatility.
Lubes production plants win global Zero Waste validation Silver standard.
ExxonMobil researchers believe crucial grease tests need updating for modern relevance
BP's highest quarterly results for more than five years demonstrates the trend of increased profits and revenue for oil majors.
Financial figures are more positive for Q2 and the first half of the year overall
ExxonMobil has hit back at Shell's claims of producing a diesel engine oil which doesn't comply with API CF-4 industry standards.
Lubes industry and OEM collaboration are the focus of this month's View from the Bridge, although there's also some tension between two oil majors over product claims.
Exxon Mobil's latest Global Outlook predictions see efficiencies and technology playing important roles in influencing global energy demand.