Archives: F+L Executive Brief

Chevron Oronite to expand lubricant additive facility in China

June 2024 Issue

  • Chevron Oronite to expand lubricant additive facility in China
  • Lubrizol’s corrosion test for EVs wins prestigious award
  • Idemitsu invests USD114 million in HIF Global to develop eFuels
  • Lubrizol launches Lubrizol CV9660 for heavy-duty lubricants
Castrol Launches Sustainable Lubricants Program with Safety-Kleen

May 2024 Issue

  • Castrol launches sustainable lubricants program with Safety-Kleen
  • ExxonMobil to close chemical plant in Gravenchon, France
  • FUCHS SE and Mercedes-Benz forge strategic after-sales partnership
  • Tata Motors and Infineum set new standards in Indian lube market
JASO GLV-2: New engine oil standard to be published this month

April 2024 Issue

  • JASO GLV-2: New engine oil standard to be published in March
  • ALIA unveils plans for Product Carbon Footprint label
  • Lubrizol boosts APAC team, eyes regional growth
  • Group III RRBO capacity will double within the next 12 years
Chevron Lummus commissions world's largest hydroprocessing white oil unit in China

March 2024 Issue

  • Chevron Lummus commissions world’s largest hydroprocessing white oil unit in China
  • Novvi successfully exits Chapter 11 restructuring
  • Vitol acquiring 35% of Italian energy firm Saras
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical announces CEO transition

February 2024 Issue

  • Valvoline introduces revolutionary "Restore & Protect" motor oil
  • Brown named ExxonMobil’s new VP of Global Basestocks and Waxes
  • KRAHN Chemie expands BYK Additives distribution to Denmark
  • CEP to spearhead major expansion of LWART Brazil’s re-refinery
Novvi LLC embarks on strategic restructuring with Chapter 11 filing

January 2024 Issue

  • Novvi LLC embarks on strategic restructuring with Chapter 11 filing
  • Shell shortlists potential buyers for Singapore refinery
  • NewMarket Corp., Afton’s parent, acquires AMPAC for USD700 million
  • NUS launches world’s first tropical climate data centre testbed
ExxonMobil debuts cooling fluids for enhanced data centre efficiency

December 2023 Issue

  • ExxonMobil debuts cooling fluids for enhanced data centre efficiency
  • Development testing of electric powertrain cooling systems & fluids
  • RRBO trends: A sustainable shift in lubricant formulations
  • ExxonMobil enhances AP base stock capacity with EHC™ 120 launch
Intertek Webinar: Beyond CEC Fuels Testing

November 2023 Issue

  • Webinar: Beyond CEC Fuels Testing
  • Idemitsu partners with Luberef for Group III base oil supply
  • ExxonMobil debuts cooling fluids for enhanced data centre efficiency
  • IEA foresees significant energy shifts within this decade
Global and local firms eye acquisition of Songwon Industrial

October 2023 Issue

  • Global and local firms eye acquisition of Songwon Industrial
  • BP CEO Bernard Looney resigns amidst allegations
  • Revolutionary Trade Finance: Multi-Bank Portal for the Energy and Chemical Additive Industry
  • BMW CEO questions Europe’s electric vehicle strategy
TotalEnergies last-generation EV Fluids validated under real-life conditions

September 2023 Issue

  • TotalEnergies last-generation EV Fluids validated under real-life conditions
  • ASTM Committee D15 proposes new standards for EV coolants
  • Process Oils acquires MOGoil, boosting global base oil distribution
  • Chevron appoints ICONIC as its base oil distributor in Brazil
Chevron starts U.S. production of NEXBASE 3043 Group III base oil

August 2023 Issue

  • Chevron starts U.S. production of NEXBASE 3043 Group III base oil
  • EPA announces framework to address new PFAS
  • Infineum publishes its third sustainability report
  • Castrol launches engine oil performance standard for hybrid vehicles
Booming middle class creates challenges in energy transition

July 2023 Issue

  • Booming middle class creates challenges in energy transition
  • API ready to develop new energy vehicle fluid standards
  • Knuth to succeed Goh as VP of Commercial at Chevron Oronite
  • ATC: TfS guideline best serves PCF calculation for additives industry