ExxonMobil Qatar appoints Genetti president and general manager

ExxonMobil Qatar has announced the appointment of Dominic Genetti as president and general manager effective July 1st. Genetti, who previously served as ExxonMobil Qatar’s vice president and executive director of Joint Ventures, will succeed Alistair Routledge. After eight years at ExxonMobil Qatar, Routledge has been appointed general manager of Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd.,…

Total Lubrifiants announces global alliance with Energica Motor

Total Lubrifiants, the world’s fourth-largest international energy company in the lubricants market, and Energica Motor Company, the Italian manufacturer of high-performing electric motorcycles, announced yesterday a new international partnership until the end of 2022. Total Lubrifiants becomes the Official Sponsor and Industrial Partner of Energica. Total Lubrifiants has consolidated its position as a key player in…

Total Lubrifiants announces global alliance with Energica Motor

Total Lubrifiants, the world’s fourth-largest international energy company in the lubricants market, and Energica Motor Company, the Italian manufacturer of high-performing electric motorcycles, announced yesterday a new international partnership until the end of 2022. Total Lubrifiants becomes the Official Sponsor and Industrial Partner of Energica. Total Lubrifiants has consolidated its position as a key player in…

Indian Oil lays foundation stone for second R&D campus

The foundation stone for Indian Oil Corporation’s (IndianOil) Technology Development & Deployment Centre, the second R&D Campus in Faridabad, India, was laid on June 29. Several government dignitaries, including Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal and Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan participated in the virtual event. The centre was designed to…

BP to set up major new global business services centre in India

British energy major BP announced plans to set up a major new centre for its global business services (GBS) operations in Pune, India. The BP-owned and operated centre, which will provide business processing and advanced analytics capabilities in support of BP businesses worldwide, is expected to begin operations by January 2021. When fully operational, it…

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 Korea’s lubricant demand posts 10-year low in 2019

Lubricant consumption in South Korea, the eighth-largest lubricant market in the world, fell to a 10-year low of 889,600 tons in 2019, according to the Korea Lubricants Industry Association. Over the past 20 years, South Korea’s lubricants consumption has remained at nearly 1 million litres per year. Volume sales of automotive lubricants declined by 0.6%…