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Simon Johns

Simon Johns

Managing Editor, Lubes'n'Greases EMEA (effective 01/2018)

Simon Johns is the managing editor of Lubes’n’Greases Europe-Middle East-Africa. He joined Lubes'n'Greases in September 2017, bringing a decade of publishing experience, most of which was spent heading an upstream-focused publication covering more than 30 oil and gas markets worldwide.

Johns hails from the southeast of England but currently resides in Istanbul. He has had a checkered career, from budding painter to professional musician and from teacher to editor. In his spare time, he writes about art, culture and politics. 

Recent Articles

Marketing Matters

Simon Johns doubles up with a review of Europe’s base oil market and Fuchs’ sustainability efforts.

Last Word

Simon Johns doubles up with a review of Europe’s base oil market and Fuchs’ sustainability efforts.

Base Oil Report

Our new Base Oil Report columnist Mike Peters takes a look back a lubricants past.

Editor's Letter

David Wedlock has stepped down as our bimonthly Base Oil Report columnist. He has been a stalwart contributor of articles covering the technicalities of base oils for the past eight years, offering a perfect accompaniment to the business focus of our other columnist, Ray Masson.

Editor's Letter

This edition features a look at another economy on the receiving end of U.S. sanctions. Our man in Eastern Europe profiles Rosneft and its attempt to pursue import substitution goals in Russia. Our regular tech contributor warns the end may be nigh for metalworking fluids as we know it. And we learn about the potentially positive environmental impact and knock-on effects on the global lube industry from the new China 6 emissions regulation penned by an additives industry insider.

Editor's Letter

This month’s edition of the magazine takes automotive and industrial lubrication as its themes. At 57 percent of the global demand for lubricants, according to the 2018-2019 Lubes’n’Greases Lubricants Industry Factbook, we are never far from an article about automotive lubricants.

Last Word

Simon Johns closes the curtains on the U.K.’s REACH status after Brexit.

Editor's Letter

The big story in this month’s magazine is the opening of the new ExxonMobil API Group II base oil refinery unit in Rotterdam.

Last Word

Simon Johns asks what will happen to the U.K.’s lubricants market after Brexit.

Editor's Letter

This issue is about base oil, which is unsurprising given the nature of the magazine. But we take a thorough look at the interplay between API Group I to Group II from a number of perspectives.

Last Word

Simon Johns offers a brief explainer on the delay behind the release of the latest ACEA sequences.

Editor's Letter

Simon Johns blasts off with explosives made of used oil.

Last Word

Simon Johns blasts off with explosives made of used oil.

Editor's Letter

Simon Johns talks restrictions and introduces Lubes'n'Greases all new quarterly electric vehicle publication!