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Infineum has published the results for the Southern Hemisphere data set from its biannual Winter Diesel Fuel Quality Survey, which includes analysis of samples collected at service...

As part of its “One Total” company project, the Total SA, based in Paris, presented a wide-ranging new organisation plan to employee representatives on April 19, 2016. Total sp...
Wärtsilä goes solar

Wärtsilä is entering the solar energy business by offering utility-scale solar photo-voltaic (PV) solutions. The new solutions include solar PV power plants of 10 MW and above, a...
Source: IDTechEx Research report, "Future Powertrains 2016-2036" (

In the coming decades the improvement and choice of land vehicle powertrain will mainly be dictated by emissions conformance at best cost/performance compromise not independently p...

The future of powertrain technologies is a prevalent discussion not only within the automotive industry, but also in the public domain.

Modern lubricants must satisfy progressively stringent performance criteria, such as low temperature, engine deposit and long drain performance.

The world is entering a Third Industrial Revolution set to change the way that industries are formed and products are designed, built and sold.

Base oil refineries are gradually shifting from producing Group I to Groups II or III due to higher yields and value.

Viscosity modifiers (VMs) are used in lubricants to decrease the oil’s viscosity dependence on temperature and allow the formulation of multi-grade engine oils that meet both the high and low temperature requirements of SAE J300.

For an illustration of the law of unintended consequences, consider the worldwide push to produce cars with higher fuel economy. It’s good for the planet, because it lessens the impact of carbon emissions. But, it may be bad for cars because current approaches to boost fuel economy increase the likelihood of low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI). A combustion abnormality, LSPI can lead to knocking so severe it can destroy an engine.

Castrol, which is owned by UK oil major BP, has developed a new technology that could very well be the biggest change in the industry. Nexcel, Castrol’s oil change in a box, which is named for embodying “the next generation oil cell technology,” has the potential to take a process that normally takes around 20 minutes , and pare that down to 90 seconds.
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Commerce Commission clears Chevron New Zealand acquisition
New Zealand’s Z Energy Ltd. said its focus would be on the safety and integrity of operations and serving its customers, following the Commerce Commission’s clearance today of its application to acquire 100% of the shares of Chevron New Zealand. Z Energy applied for clearance on June 30, 2015 for …

Could Petronas Lubricants be a potential buyer for Eni’s Versalis chemical unit?
According to a report by Milano Finanza, Malaysia’s Petronas Lubricants International (PLI), a subsidiary of Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas company, could potentially present a rival offer to buy a majority stake in Versalis, the chemicals unit of Italian oil and gas major Eni SpA. Eni has previously said it is looking for …


Essen/Singapore—Evonik already generates around half of its sales with products for resource-efficient applications. That is shown by the Sustainability Report 2015, which was published re[...]

A Sydney facility set to save up to 80,000 tonnes of contaminated soil from ending up as landfill each year has been named as a finalist in the globally recognised Edison Awards.[...]

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 11, 2016 — ASTM International members are working to revise and reinstate a test method that helps determine how much water is in various petroleum products (D6[...]

HOUSTON – April 4, 2016 – KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today Greg Conlon will be joining KBR’s Executive Leadership Team as President, Engineering & Construction (E&C), Asia-Pacific[...]

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., March 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gevo, Inc.(NASDAQ:GEVO), a leading renewable chemicals and next-generation biofuels company, announced today that it intends to offer and[...]

Midland, Michigan—Savant Labs has earned ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation for Chemical and Mechanical testing from Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (PJLA). This accreditation is[...]