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Ford Motor Issues List of Acceptable DEOs

In late October, OEM/Lube News was advised by Ford Motor Corporation that the company does not recommend the use of API CK-4 nor FA-4 oils in any of its diesel engines. Ford stated it recommends oils that meet Ford Material Engineering Specification WSS-M2C171-F1, in lieu of CK-4.

Chevron Invests in Novvi and its Renewable Base Oil Technology

Chevron Products Company and Novvi LLC last Wednesday announced that Chevron has made an equity investment into Novvi LLC (a joint venture of Amyris, Inc., Brazil's Cosan S.A., and American Refining Group (ARG)). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


ExxonMobil Publishes Is 2017 Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040

Global population growth of nearly 2 billion, a doubling of worldwide economic output and rapid expansion of the middle class in emerging economies are all expected to contribute to energy demand growth of about 25 percent from 2015 to 2040, according to ExxonMobil's 2017 Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040.


MAN Trucks India, Total Oil India Launch MAN Genuine Lubricants

MAN Trucks India and Total Oil India last week launched MAN Branded genuine lubricants exclusively for MAN vehicles in the Indian market. The product range includes high performing engine oils, transmission and axle oils for various types of trucks manufactured by MAN Trucks India.


Jamaica to Get Another Lube Blending Plant

GulfRay Americas Manufacturing Ltd, part of Dammam, Saudi Arabia-based GulfRay Corporation, plans to build a lubricant blending plant in Spanish Town, near Kingston, Jamaica, according to Jamaican news reports. This follows the lube blending plants of Paramount/Allegheny Petroleum Products and that of Lubricating Specialties Company (Jamaica).


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