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.
Conference season reveals new lubes trends; the EV market increases its influence and the lubes industry and the battle over diesel continues.
OATS announces its new Managing Director; oil majors reveal strong Q3 results across the board and lubes producers are getting restless over GF-6 delays.
OEM lubricant loyalty, tightening emissions standards and the rise and rise of digital vehicle sales are covered in this VFTB.
Technology and product innovation are the highlights of OATS' predictions for 2018, as well as a boost in Latin American markets.
2016 proved significant for geo-politics, the lubricants industry and OATS itself.
Technical publisher Haynes has bought lubricants database specialist OATS.
The ICIS Conference in London highlighted the longer-term challenges faced by the lubes industry in squaring the circle between competitive products to consumers and meeting increasingly complex regulations and specifications.
As 2016 dawns, OATS prepares for a busy year with an enhanced database and the lubricants industry holds its breath over oil prices, China growth and an Australian legal decision.