China may produce more vehicles because of tariff stand-off with US, with the lubes and additives markets being caught in the crossfire.
A tit-for-tat tariff battle sees China responding to US legislation with proposed tax increases that would directly target US-made lubricants and base oils.
New auto sales in the US are continuing to decline, which could have a longer-term impact onthe lubes sector.
Misleading labelling and confusion over ATF specifications have been revealed in the Petroleum Quality Institute of America's Automatic Transmission Fluid Survey.
Experian Automotive discovered more than 10%t of all luxury vehicle registrations between 2010 and 2014 occurred in December.
US regulators have proposed new plans for lorries and vans to cut emissions to 2027.
New research shows growth, but challenges, for lubes before the end of the decade