API Lubricant Standards Group rejects ballot to revise definition of base stock marketer

  In December 2019, the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Lubricant Standards Group (LSG) met to evaluate the recent ballot on API 1509 Annex E. 1.2. The LSG convened in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A., including members of the committee, representatives and interested visitors. API 1509 describes the voluntary API Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System (EOLCS)…

South Korean Lube Demand Hits 10-year Low

South Korea lubricant consumption fell to a 10-year low of 990,455 kiloliters (889,627 metric tons) in 2019, the Korea Lubricating Oil Industries Association said in a report last week. Last year’s total represented a 4.6 percent decrease from 1.04 million kiloliters in 2018, and the country’s lowest level of lube consumption since 2009, when the…

Interlubric China 2020 to be Held in Shanghai in June as Scheduled

Shanghai, March 8, 2020 / PR Newswire / The 21st China International Lubricants and Applications Technology Exhibition (Interlubric China) will be held at Shanghai’s Hongqiao National Exhibition and Convention Center from June 10-12, 2020. The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in early 2020 has seriously disrupted China’s domestic production and business activities. However, with the continuing prevention…