The American Petroleum Institute’s Lubricants Group voted unanimously yesterday to move forward with establishing a supplemental passenger car engine oil category requested by the auto industry, as a stopgap for the much-delayed GF-6. The group was unable to affirm, however, that the supplement could be up and running by Jan. 1, as the automakers hoped. read more
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August 16, 2017
Volume 17 Issue 33
Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. will roll out three new Bel-Ray branded product lines for passenger car motor oils, commercial lubricants and industrial lubricants by the first quarter of 2018, replacing some products sold under the Quantum brand, the company announced on Thursday. read more
Last week, the National Lubricating Grease Institute officially launched a research grants program to encourage inquiry into the mysteries of lubricating grease. The NLGI Research Grants Program is intended to stimulate universities and nonprofit institutes to dive into high-level, original research into any aspect of grease. read more
French oil major Total awarded a renewable, five-year tender contract to Bollore Logistics Zambia for distribution of lubricants from two main Total depots in Lusaka and Ndola to 15 destinations within Zambia in southern Africa.