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World Lubricating Oils and Greases Industry

  • January 2015
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Lubricating Oils and Greases in Thousand Gallons by the following Product Segments: Automotive Lubricants (Engine Oils, & Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids), Industrial Lubricants (General Industrial Oils, Industrial Engine Oils, Marine Lubricants, Metal Working Oils, & Process Oils), and Greases. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 323 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Ashland, Inc.
BP Plc
Chevron Corporation
ConocoPhillips Lubricants
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Table Of Contents

World Lubricating Oils and Greases Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Product Segments I-3
Automotive Lubricants I-3
Engine Oil I-3
Transmission and Hydraulic Fluids I-4
Industrial Lubricants I-4
General Industrial Oils I-4
Industrial Engine Oils I-4
Marine Lubricants I-4
Metal Working Oils I-5
Process Oils I-5
Greases I-5


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Lubricating Oils and Greases: A Primer II-1
Key Statistics II-2
Table 1: World Lubricants Market (2013): Per Capita
Consumption of Lubricants in Kilogram/ Annum (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2
The Industry - In Hands of Regulatory Bodies II-2
Impact of Economic Upheavals in the Recent Past: A
Retrospective Review II-3
Impact of the Recession in Retrospect II-3
Year 2010: The Year of Economic Turnaround II-4
Market Once Again Tested Between 2011-2013: A Recent Past
Perspective II-5
Eurozone' Debt Crisis Tempers Economic Activity in the
Region in 2012 and 2013 II-5
European Debt Crisis Drags Automotive Market into the Red -
Hurts Automotive Lubricants Market in 2012 and 2013 II-6
Table 2: European Automobile Market: Plant Capacity
Utilization for the Years 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7
Industrial/Manufacturing Sector Slows Down in Europe During
Debt Crisis - Squeezes Demand for Industrial Lubricants II-8
Table 3: Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in the Euro Area:
Breakdown of Average Annual PMI Data for Select Countries
for Years 2012 and 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 4: Key Business Indicators in the Euro Area for
Years 2011, 2012 and 2013 II-9
America's Brush with the Fiscal Cliff Crisis (2011 through
2013) and its Impact on the Auto Industry II-9
Continued Weakness in Consumer Spending Despite Rise in GDP
Levels Hurts Automotive Aftermarket Lubricants Demand in
2011 and 2012 II-9
US GDP Slips Again in 2013 - Hurts Lubricants Market Further II-10
Weak Japanese Economy in H2-2013 Slows Down Growth in
Lubricant Sales II-12
Years 2011-2013: Uneven Growth in Emerging Markets As
Structural Slowdown Becomes the New Normal II-12
After Encouraging Growth in 2014, Cautiously Optimistic
Global Economic Outlook to Help Drive Steady Gains in
Lubricants Market II-14
Table 5: World Real GDP Growth Rates in % (2012 through
2015F): Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-16
Steady Acceleration in Global PMI to Drive Demand for
Industrial and Automotive OEM Lubricants II-16
Table 6: Global Purchasing Managers Index (PMI): Data by
Select Country for the Year 2012 and 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 7: Global Purchasing Managers Index (PMI): Data by
Select Country for the Year 2013 and 2014 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18
European Market in 2014 and Beyond: Hopes for a Recovery
Despite Volatility and Risks of a Relapse II-19
Table 8: EU Real GDP Growth Rates in % (2014 and 2015):
Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 9: Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in the Euro Area:
Breakdown of Quarterly PMI Data for Select Countries for the
Year 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 10: Key Business Indicators in the Euro Area for the
First 3 Quarters of the Year 2014 II-22
US Market in 2014 and Beyond: Mostly Positive Outlook Sprinkled
With Yet Lingering Fears II-22
Table 11: Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in the US:
Breakdown of Quarterly PMI Data for Select Countries for the
Year 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24
Growth in Manufacturing PMI Despite Slowdown in GDP to
Sustain Demand for Lubricants in Japan in 2014 II-24
Developing Countries Continue to be Growth Engines II-25
Table 12: World Grease Market (2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Grease Production by Region/ Country - North
America, China, Europe, Japan, India, and Rest of World
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27
Market Outlook Looking Into the Crystal Ball II-27
Industrial Vs Automotive Lubricants II-27
Automotive Market Driving Significant Gains into the
Lubricants Market II-27
Stable Automotive Production in Developing Countries Augurs
Well for OEM Automotive Lubricants II-27
Opportunity Indicators II-29
Table 13: World Production of Passenger Cars: Breakdown of
Annual Production Figures in ‘000' Units for Years 2014 and
2018 by Geographic Region/Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 14: World Production of Commercial Vehicles:
Breakdown of Annual Production Figures in ‘000' Units for
Years 2014 and 2018 by Geographic Region/Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29
Automotive Servicing - A Major Application Area for
Automotive Lubricants II-30
Do-It-For-Me Scores Over Do-It-Yourself Segment II-30
Table 15: World Passenger Cars Market: Breakdown of Annual
Sales Figures in ‘000' Units for Years 2014 and 2018 by
Geographic Region/Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-31

Table 16: World Commercial Vehicles Market: Breakdown of
Annual Sales Figures in ‘000' Units for Years 2014 and 2018
by Geographic Region/Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-31

Table 17: Average Age of Light Vehicles (includes Car and
Light Commercial Vehicles) in the United States in the Year
2011 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32

Table 18: Average Age of Cars in Europe (2008, 2010 and
2013): Breakdown of Number of Years (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-32
Engine Oils - Major Revenue Generators II-32
Low Viscosity Fluids Grow in Demand II-33
Major Issues II-33
Environmental Regulations Accelerate Adoption of Lubricants
in the Automotive OEM and Service Markets II-34
Industrial Manufacturing Adds to the Demand for Industrial
Lubricating Oils and Greases II-34
Rising Focus on Wind Energy to Benefit Lubricants Used in
Wind Turbines II-35
Opportunity Indicator II-36
Table 19: Global Installed Wind Energy Capacity (In
Megawatts) by Geographic Region/Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36
Rise in Demand for Marine Lubricants II-36
Growing Market for Metalworking Fluids II-36
Widening Use of Industrial Greases II-36
Global Oil Demand and Supply - A Key Influencing Factor for
Lubricants II-37
Table 20: Global Oil Reserves (2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Reserves by Region (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 21: Global Oil Production (2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Daily Production Volume by Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 22: Global Oil Consumption (2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Consumption Volume by Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 23: Oil Consumption in Select Countries (2013) (In
Million Barrels Per Day) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39
Key Issues II-39
Consumption to Witness Volumetric Decline in the Medium to
Long Term II-39
Increased Focus on Environmental Compliance and Green Fuel
Technologies to Likely Affect Market Growth II-40

2. NOTEWORTHY PRODUCT TRENDS II-41
Changing Customer Preferences II-41
Synthetic Lubricants Ride High On Growing Demand from End-Users II-41
Synthetic Oils: Growth Hinges Upon Consumer Education II-41
Tight Environment Regulations Propel Demand for Eco-Friendly
Products II-41
Biodegradable Lubricants Gains Popularity II-42
Table 24: World Biodegradable Lubricants Market (2013) -
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption by End-Use Application
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 25: World Biodegradable Lubricants Market (2013) -
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption by Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43
Increasing Environmental Awareness Propels Biodegradable
Hydraulic Oils Demand II-43
Advantages II-43
Limitations II-44
Bio Greases Elicit Heightened Attention II-44
Innovation: The Need of the Hour to Meet New Consumer Needs II-44
Product Development: The Key Focus Area for Lubricant
Manufacturers II-45
Lubricant Oil Additives - Redefining the Market II-45
Table 26: World Lubricating Oil Additives Market (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Region/Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 27: World Lubricating Oil Additives Market (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Function
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46
Chevron's Gusher Technology Sets the Tone for Lubricant Markets II-46
Chevron's Isomerization Process for Motor Oils II-46
Nanotechnology Makes Headway in Enhancing Efficacy of
Lubricating Oils II-47
Self-Lubricating Systems Grow in Popularity - Threatens
Conventional II-47
Lubricating Oils and Greases II-47
Fear of Substitutions Drives Innovations II-47
Mixed Fortunes for Re-Refined Oils II-48
Hydraulic Oils Rise in Popularity II-48
Group II and Group III Base Oils to Grow at the Expense of Group
1 Oils II-48
Table 28: World Lubricants Market (2011 and 2015): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Demand for Base Oils by Category - Group
I, Group II, Group III, Group IV (PAOs), and Group V
(Naphthenic) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 29: World Greases Market (2013): Percentage Breakdown
of Supply for Base Oils by Category - Group I, Group II,
Group III, GTL, Group IV (PAOs), and Group V (Naphthenic)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50
Key Determinants of Base Oil Supply II-51
API Base Oil Groups II-51
Recycling - Making a Killing Over Virgin Oils II-51
Factors Affecting Consumption of Lubricants II-51
Recycling Lubes: Undoing the Done II-52
Oil Refresher Model 1 System - A Novel Way to Recycle Waste Oil II-52
CANPED - An Advanced Recycling Technology for Waste
Lubricating Oils II-52
Firebird's Recycling Process for Waste Oils II-53
Greenways Recycling System II-53
Commoditization - Manufacturer's Worst Nightmares II-53

3. COMPETITIVE STRUCTURE II-54
Lubricating Oils - Industry Composition II-54
Flow Chart of Value Chain for Lubricants II-54
Competitive Scenario II-55
Table 30: Global Lubricants Market (2013): Percentage Market
Share Breakdown of Leading Players (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-55
Lubricant Oil Additives - Competition II-55
Table 31: Global Lubricant Additives Market (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Viscosity
Modification Additives By Leading Players (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56
Key Companies by Product Category II-56
Geographic Thrust II-56
Regional Players Ruling the Roost II-56
Competitive Analysis of Specific Geographic Regions II-57
Entry Barriers II-57
What Does It Take to Compete in the Marketplace? II-57
Pricing and Product Differentiation - Major Competitive Factors II-58
Pricing II-58
Lube World - Where Reducing Prices Might Boomerang II-58
Consumer Behavior Towards Pricing II-58
Too Many Brands in the Market Pressurize Distributors and
Retailers II-58
Brand Equity and Marketing Philosophy II-59
Distribution Network Plays a Pivotal Role II-59
Product Differentiation - Value of the Brand II-59
Service Differentiation II-59
Corporate Philosophy II-60
Specific Competitive Strategies for Greasing Success II-60
Myths and Realities of Lube Industry II-60
Size does Matter II-60
Myth II-60
Reality II-60
Competitive Pressures II-60
Myth II-60
Reality II-61
Unsustainable Market Share II-61
Myth II-61
Reality II-61

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-62
Lubricants: A Generic Definition II-62
Factors Influencing Lubricant Functions (Thermal and
Oxidative Stability is Imperative) II-63
Composition of Lubricants II-63
Base Stock II-63
An Insight into Select Type of Base Oils and their
Characteristics II-64
Base Oil Groups - A Classification II-64
Additives II-65
A Peek into the Classification of Additives Based on
Functionality II-65
Additives Generally Used in Lubricants II-66
Lubricating Oil Additives II-66
Lubricating Oils II-66
A Peek into the Production Process II-66
Raw Materials II-67
Shelf Life of Lubricating Oils II-67
Automotive and Industrial Gear Oils II-68
Transmission Oils and Engine Oils II-68
Other Lubricating Oils II-68
Performance Requirements of Lubricating Oils II-68
Corrosiveness II-68
Foaming / Aeration II-68
Fuel Economy II-68
Oxidation Control II-68
Piston Cleanliness and Ring Sticking II-68
Shear Stability II-68
Soot Control II-69
Volatility II-69
Wear II-69
End-Use Applications of Lubricant Oils II-69
Important Terminology Used in Lubricating Oils and Greases
Industry II-69
Classification of Lubricating Oils and Greases II-70
Automotive Lubricants II-70
Specifications, Testing, and Legislative Directions for
Lubricants II-71
API - Classification of Base Oils II-71
Classification of Automotive Oils II-71
Engine Oil II-71
Non-Vehicle Motor Oil II-72
Specifications for Engine Oils II-72
Transmission and Hydraulic Fluids II-72
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) II-73
Industrial Lubricants II-73
Advantages Offered by Lubricants in Industrial Applications II-73
Types of Industrial Fluids (Based on their Physico-Chemical
Composition) II-73
Composition of Industrial Lubricants II-74
Classification of Industrial Lubricants II-74
General Industrial Oil II-74
Hydraulic Oil II-75
Classification of Hydraulic Oils Based on Performance
Level (As per ISO6743/4 Specifications) II-75
Fire Resistant Fluids II-75
Industrial Gear Oil II-76
AGMA Numbering System for Gear Oil II-76
Others II-76
Industrial Engine Oils II-77
Marine Lubricants II-77
Metalworking Fluids II-77
Types of Metalworking Fluids II-77
Health Concerns II-78
Process Oils II-78
Electrical Oils II-78
Functions of Electrical Oils II-78
The Regulatory Authorities Involved II-79
White Oils II-79
Ink Oils II-79
Synthetic Oils II-79
Medical Devices - A Highly Specialized Application for
Synthetic Lubricants II-80
Advantages of Synthetic Lubricants II-80
Disadvantages of Synthetic Lubricants II-81
Types of Synthetic Lubricants II-81
Polyalphaolefins (PAOs) II-81
Polyol Ester (POE) II-81
Diester II-81
Polyalkylene Glycol (PAG) II-81
Synthetic Lubricant Industry II-81
Tier - I II-81
Tier - II II-82
Tier - III II-82
Greases II-82
Composition of Greases II-83
Classification of Greases by National Lubricating Grease
Institute (NLGI) II-83
Thickeners II-84
Characteristics of Grease II-84
Grease Standards II-84
Types of Grease II-85
Silicone Grease II-85
Fluoroether-Based Grease II-85
Laboratory Grease II-85
Food-Grade Greases II-85
Lubricating Greases II-85
Difference between Lubricating Oils and Greases II-86

5. END-USE ANALYSIS II-87
Retail and Commercial Market II-87
Retail II-87
Commercial II-87
Industrial Market II-87
Factory Fill - An Important Distribution Channel II-88
Storage of Lubricants in Industrial Environment - A Crucial
Factor II-88
Marine and Railroad II-88
Consumption Patterns in Lubricants Industry II-88
Lubricants Industry Vs Economy - Missing Positive Correlation II-88
Drift in Industrial Activity Towards Non-Manufacturing Sectors II-89
Technology Impacting the Industry II-89
Lower Crankcase Capacities II-89
Tighter Engine Designs - Tightening the Grip Over Lubes Usage II-89
Drain Intervals - Draining the Prospects for Lubes II-89

6. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-90
Klüber Lubrication Launches Klübertemp GR AR 555 II-90
Klüber Lubrication Rolls Out ISOFLEX TOPAS NB 152 and ISOFLEX
TOPAS NB 52 Bearing Greases II-90
Klüber Lubrication Launches Klübersynth FB 4 Series Hydraulic
and Synthetic Spindle Oil II-90
Klüber Lubrication Unveils Klübersynth GE 46-1200 Longlasting
Grease and Klübersynth UH1 6 Series Gear Oils II-90
Kl?ber Lubrication's Klüberbio RM 2 Stern Tube Oil and
Klüberbio EG 2 Gear Oil For Thrusters are Now Compliant with
EPA's Vessel General Permit (VGP). II-90
Shell Lubricants Introduces Shell Helix Ultra In Indian Market II-90
Shell Marine Products Introduces Alexia S3 Two Stroke Engine
Oil for Distillate and Low Sulfur Fuels II-91
Morris Lubricants Introduces Lodexol FR-X and Lodexol MTF 75W
-80 Gear Oils II-91
PEAK Commercial and Industrial Introduces High Performance
Engine Oils for CNG-LNG and SCR Engines II-91
Sinopec Introduces Tulux and Justar Lubricant Engine Oils in
Australian Market II-91
Chevron Rolls Out Clarity Synthetic EA Gear and Hydraulic II-91
Engen Introduces Dieselube 500 Super 15W-40 lubricating Oil
into Zambia Market II-91
Morris Lubricants Introduces New Mercedes Compatible
Transmission Fluids II-91
Castrol Unveils Magnatec Start-Stop Engine Oil II-91
CEPSA Rolls Out XTAR Synthetic Lubricants for Automotive Use II-92
E3 Services and Solutions Introduces Evolution Lubricants and
Technologies II-92
S-Oil Unveils New S-Oil 7 Lube Oil Brand II-92
ExxonMobil Introduces High Performance Mobil Dynagearâ„¢ Series
Industrial greases in Russian Market II-92
Kluber Lubrication Launches Eco-Friendly Adhesive Lubricant
Klüberbio AG 39-602 II-92
Chevron Thailand Launches Delo® Xpress Lube® at Sang Chai Oil
Caltex Fuel Service Station II-92
Penzoil Introduces Revolutionary New Natural Gas Based
Synthetic Motor Oil II-92
Clarion Lubricants Adds New Clarion Green Bio Premium Anti-
Wear Hydraulic Fluid to its Portfolio II-92
Royal Purple Launches New Line of Industrial Fluids and Lubricants II-93
Valvoline Launches Engine Armourâ„¢ Synthetic Engine Oil in
Middle Eastern Market II-93
Chevron Unveils GST Premium 32 Turbine Oil II-93
Mack Trucks Rolls Out the New Bulldog® mDRIVE™ transmission Fluid II-93
Shell Lubricants Rolls Out Shell Rimula R4X Disel Engine Oil II-93
General Motors Company Expands Range of DEXRON® Driveline
Lubricants II-93
Champion Oil Launches Synthetic 75w-140 Racing Gear Lube II-93
Royal Dutch Shell Introduces Shell Alexia S4 Marine Engine Oil
for Shipping Industry II-93
IOC Introduces SERVO Futura Synth Engine Oil II-94
Shell Malaysia Introduces New Engine Oils II-94
ConocoPhillips Lubricants Launches Wireline Lubricant II-94
Chevron Lubricants Launches Premium Hydraulic Oils II-94
Shell Introduces Shell Helix Synthetic Motor Oils in Pakistan II-94
Universal Lubricants Introduces Re-refined Engine Oils II-94
UMW Launches Locally Manufactured Repsol Lubricants in Malaysia II-94
Mercury Quicksilver Introduces Powersports Oils II-94
Castrol Introduces GTX Modern Engine Oil II-94
DINASA Rolls out ConocoPhillips Lubricant Brands II-95
BPCL Introduces Honda Genuine Engine Oil II-95
Pennzoil® to Introduce New Synthetic Motor Oil II-95
LE Introduces New Heavy Duty Engine Oil II-95
Champion Brands Introduces Syntinel ESL II-95
Chevron Introduces New Fuel Oil II-95
Champion Oil Launches RandO Hydraulic Fluid Range II-95
Equipment Today Selects Chevron's Delo® Grease ESI II-95
Rafinerija Accepts UOP and ExxonMobil Technology II-96
Green Garage™ Selects Universal Lubricants ECO ULTRA® Range II-96
Lukoil Unveils New Range of Lukoil Genesis Engine Oils II-96
Petromin Re-Introduces its Products in New Containers II-96
Wallover Oil Unveils Machining Coolants WS 7450HP and WS 7450 II-96
OW Bunker to Deliver Low Sulphur RMG 380CST Fuel II-96
OW Bunker Unveils International Marine Lubricants Division II-96
ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties Launches New
Industrial Lubricants II-96
Plews Launches UltraLube Rail Curve Greases and Switch Plate
Lubricants II-97
Paramo Launches New Range of Lubricants II-97
Techspray Launches New E-LINE Cleaners II-97
METALUBE Launches Inoxolâ„¢ 5108 Semi-Synthetic Steel Wire
Lubricant II-97
Conoil Introduces COSA Marketing and Distribution Initiative II-97
Q8Oils Introduces Q8 T904 10W-40 Low SAPS Commercial Engine Oil II-97
SDF India Introduces New Diesel Filters and Lubricants II-97
Motul® Introduces Reformulated 300V Range of Automotive Racing
Oils II-98
BHPetrol Introduces New SynGard 8000 II-98
Lubrizol Launches New Range of Gear Oils II-98
MandI Materials Introduces PFPE 501 II-98
Terresolve Technologies Introduces EnviroLogic 802 II-98
Lubrication Engineers Launches Monolec® Tetra-Syn™ Engine Oil II-98
WD-40 Introduces New WD-40 Specialistâ„¢ Range II-98

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-99
Hyundai Enters into Agreement with Shell Oil for use of Quaker
State® Motor Oils in Hyundai's Dealer Network II-99
SIBUR and Rosneft Ink Cooperation Agreement for Supplying Oil
Products II-99
Gazpromneft-Lubricants Inks Agreement to Provide Marine
Lubricants for Rosmorport's Ice Breaker Fleet II-99
Chevron Inks Distribution Agreement with Petrol Ofisi for
Supply of Marine Lubricants II-99
EPPCO Inks Exclusive Supply Agreement with BK Group Holdings II-99
Cosmo Oil to Shut Down Chiba based Lube Blending Facility II-99
Hydrodec Inks Engineering and License and Technical
Collaboration Agreement with Chemical Engineering Partners
for UK Re-Refinery Deal II-99
Total Lubrifiants and SANY Group Enter into a Global
Cooperation Agreement II-100
Tide Water Oil Partners With JX Nippon Oil and Energy to
Establish JV -JX Nippon TWO Lubricants India II-100
Triumph Motorcycles and Castrol India Ink Supply Agreement for
Lubricants II-100
CPC-Shell to Permanently Close All Operations at its KAOHSIUNG
Based Group I Base Oil Refinery and Lube Blending Plant II-100
Automobile Solutions Americas and Veedol International Limited
Ink Licensing Agreement II-100
Eni Inks Agreement to Appoint CAM2 as Its Marketer for Agip
and Eni Branded Lubricants Across US II-100
TMME Inks Three Year Distribution Agreement for its Elf Brand
Lubricants with AW Rostamani Trading II-100
KNPC Inks Supply Agreement with KPIL II-101
Shell Inks Agreement with KPI on Divesting its Italy Based
Distribution Logistics and Supply, Retail and Aviation Business II-101
Quaker Chemical Concludes ECLI Products Acquisition II-101
Energy XXI Concludes Acquisition of EPL Oil and Gas II-101
Eastman Chemical Acquires Global Aviation Turbine Oil Business
of BP II-101
Vertex Energy Concludes Acquisition of Used Oil Re-Refining
Business from Omega Holdings II-101
SATLUB Opens Cutting-Edge Self Owned Blending Plant in King
Abdullah Economic City II-101
EC Approves Nynas Acquisition of Shell Base Oil Facility at
Harburg Refinery in Hamburg II-102
Sinopec Flags Off its First Offshore Singapore based
Lubricants Plant II-102
Aegean Marine and SK Lubricants Ink Global Cooperation Agreement II-102
Gulf Oil Corp Approves Demerger of Lubricants Operations and
Float it as Independent Business Entity II-102
JX Nippon In Partnership with Energy Vietnam Initiates
Construction of Vietnam based Lube Blending Facility II-102
Calumet Specialty Products Acquires Bel-Ray Company II-102
HAWE Hydraulics Reinforces its American Presence Through
Acquiring Pacific Fluid Systems II-102
Brewer-Hendley Acquires Nisbet Oil Co II-102
Engen Establishes Lubricating Oil Franchise II-103
Saudi Aramco Lubricating Oil Refining and Samsung Engineering
Sign Contract II-103
TA Acquires Sino Tac Resources II-103
National Petrochemical and Refiners Association Changes Name to
American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers II-103
Castrol Relocates Development Center of Motor Cycle Products II-103
Creative Safety Supply Offers Industrial-grade Lubricants II-103
Infineum Renews Collaboration Agreement with Nano Terra II-103
Prista Oil to Establish Two Joint Venture Firms in Uzbekistan II-104
Idemitsu Kosan to Commence Production of Lubricant oil in Vietnam II-104
Great Wall Motors Inks Cooperation Agreement with Total
Lubrifiants II-104
Cosan to Takeover Comma Oil and Chemicals II-104
Crevier Lubricants Establishes New Plant II-104
Calumet Acquires TruSouth Oil II-104
Gulf Oil to Build a Lubricant Manufacturing Unit II-104
Columbian Autocar Enters into Agreement with SK Techno-lube II-104
Valvoline Enters into Distribution Agreement with TNK-BP II-105
OPET-FUCHS Acquires the OPET's Automotive Lubricant Venture II-105
Greenbriar Takes Over PetroChoice II-105
TOP1 Partners with Lucas II-105
GOCL Enters into Agreement to Acquire Houghton II-105
UL Enters into Agreement with IDC II-105
Idemitsu Establishes Idemitsu Lube Vietnam II-105
UL Enters into Agreement with DandD Sexton II-105
Econo Enters into Agreement with Universal Lubricants II-106
Lukoil Signs First Engine Oil Filling Deal with Kalinigrad
Auto Maker II-106
LUKOIL Inks Cooperation Deal for Development of Arkhangelsk
Oblast II-106
LUKOIL to Offer First Engine Oil Filling for GM Engines II-106
Calumet Acquires Royal Purple II-106
Safety-Kleen Commences Production at New Oil Blending Facility II-106
Chemetall Receives Approval from Nissan for Gardolube® VP 10300/2 II-106
Apache Oil and Castrol Lubricants Enter Into Distribution
Agreement II-106
ExxonMobil Extended Partnership with Porsche II-107
Pilot Flying J Takes Over Maxum Petroleum II-107
Cargill Takes Over Cooper Power's Envirotemp FR3 Brand and
Fluid Business II-107
PetroChoice Acquires Lorenz and Rapids II-107
OW Bunker to Takeover Bergen Bunkers II-107
Gulfstream Petroleum Takes Over Fuels Marketing and Aviation
Businesses of Chevron II-107
Enoc Lubricants Inks Supply Agreement with Fujairah Building
Industries II-107
CHEMATEK and APAR CHEMATEK LUBRICANTS Enter into Joint Venture II-107
Victory Retail Marketing Divests Share in Tide Water Oil II-108
Engen Petroleum and DIWA International Collaborate II-108
Vertex Energy to Acquire Assets and Liabilities of Vertex
Holdings II-108
Group 1 Automotive Selects ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum
Specialties II-108
Prista Holding and Uzbekneftegaz Form Joint Ventures for Motor
Oils II-108
Hindustan Petroleum Signs Agreement with Force Motors II-108
Hup Soon Global and AP Oil International to Form Joint Venture II-108
Pilot Flying J Takes Over Western Petroleum II-108
Russian Railways and Lukoil to Establish Grease Production Plant II-109
Kawasaki Motors Europe Inks Agreement with Putoline Oil II-109
Kuwait Petroleum International Merges Q8 Business with OK-Q8 II-109
Gazprom Neft Lubricants Inks Agreement with Chevron II-109
Al-Jomaih And Shell Lubricating Oil Inks Contract with ALDREES II-109
Gulf Lubricants/Nu-Tier Brands and Kimbro Oil Enter into
Partnership II-109
Biosynthetic Technologies Inks License and Supply Agreements
with Monsanto II-109
Martin Midstream Partners Acquires Specialty Lubricant Product
Packaging Assets from Cross II-109
KIA Motors Ireland Inks Agreement with Finol II-110
Cosan Lubricants Inks Agreement with S-Oil II-110
Amalie Oil Takes Over Assets of Global GL II-110
Calumet Takes Over Aviation Lubricants Business from Hercules II-110
Calumet Takes Over Outstanding Membership Interests of
TruSouthOil II-110

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-111
Ashland, Inc. (US) II-111
Valvoline (US) II-111
BP Plc (UK) II-111
Chevron Corporation (US) II-112
ConocoPhillips Lubricants (US) II-113
Exxon Mobil Corporation (US) II-113
Esso S.A.F. (France) II-114
Fuchs Petrolub AG (Germany) II-114
Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-114
IndianOil Corporation Ltd. (India) II-115
LUKOIL Oil Company (Russia) II-115
JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation (Japan) II-115
Shell (The Netherlands) II-116
Sinopec Corporation (China) II-116
Total S.A. (France) II-117

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-118
Table 32: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lubricating Oils and Greases by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Gallons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-118

Table 33: World Historic Review for Lubricating Oils and
Greases by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Gallons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-119

Table 34: World 15-Year Perspective for Lubricating Oils and
Greases by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-120
Lubricating Oils and Greases Market by Product Group/Segment II-121
Table 35: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Automotive Lubricants by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Gallons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-121

Table 36: World Historic Review for Automotive Lubricants by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Gallons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-122

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Automotive Lubricants by Product Segment - Engine Oils, and
Transmission and Hydraulic Fluids Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Gallons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-123

Table 38: World Historic Review for Automotive Lubricants by
Product Segment - Engine Oils, and Transmission and Hydraulic
Fluids Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Gallons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-124

Table 39: World 15-Year Perspective for Automotive Lubricants
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-125

Table 40: World 15-Year Perspective for Automotive Lubricants
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Engine Oils, and Transmission and Hydraulic Fluids Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-126

Table 41: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Engine Oils by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Gallons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-127

Table 42: World Historic Review for Engine Oils by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Gallons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-128

Table 43: World 15-Year Perspective for Engine Oils by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-129

Table 44: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Transmission and Hydraulic Fluids by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Gallons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-130

Table 45: World Historic Review for Transmission and Hydraulic
Fluids by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Gallons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-131

Table 46: World 15-Year Perspective for Transmission and
Hydraulic Fluids by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-132

Table 47: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Industrial Lubricants by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Gallons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-133

Table 48: World Historic Review for Industrial Lubricants by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Gallons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-134

Table 49: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Industrial Lubricants by Product Segment - General Industrial
Oils, Industrial Engine Oils, Marine Lubricants, Metal Working
Oils, and Process Oil Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Gallons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-135

Table 50: World Historic Review for Industrial Lubricants by
Product Segment - General Industrial Oils, Industrial Engine
Oils, Marine Lubricants, Metal Working Oils, and Process Oil
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Gallons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-136

Table 51: World 15-Year Perspective for Industrial Lubricants
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-137

Table 52: World 15-Year Perspective for Industrial Lubricants
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
General Industrial Oils, Industrial Engine Oils, Marine
Lubricants, Metal Working Oils, and Process Oil Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-138

Table 53: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
General Industrial Oils by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Gallons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-139

Table 54: World Historic Review for General Industrial Oils by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Gallons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-140

Table 55: World 15-Year Perspective for General Industrial
Oils by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-141

Table 56: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Industrial Engine Oils by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Gallons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-142

Table 57: World Historic Review for Industrial Engine Oils by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Gallons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-143

Table 58: World 15-Year Perspective for Industrial Engine Oils
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-144

Table 59: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Marine Lubricants by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Gallons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-145

Table 60: World Historic Review for Marine Lubricants by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Gallons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-146

Table 61: World 15-Year Perspective for Marine Lubricants by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-147

Table 62: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Metal Working Oils by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Gallons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-148

Table 63: World Historic Review for Metal Working Oils by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Gallons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-149

Table 64: World 15-Year Perspective for Metal Working Oils by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-150

Table 65: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Process Oils by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Gallons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-151

Table 66: World Historic Review for Process Oils by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Gallons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-152

Table 67: World 15-Year Perspective for Process Oils by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-153

Table 68: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Greases by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Gallons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-154

Table 69: World Historic Review for Greases by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Gallons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-155

Table 70: World 15-Year Perspective for Greases by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-156


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Lubricating Oils and Greases Market: An Overview III-1
Market Snippets III-1
Growth in Motor Vehicle Sales to Help Automotive Lubricants
Market III-2
Industrial Machinery Lubricants too Grow in Demand III-2
Commercial Lubricants to Find Steady Growth Prospects in
Heavy Industry Sector III-3
Synthetic Lubricants - Growing Significantly III-3
Motor Vehicles and Industrial Equipment: Key End-Use
Application Areas for Synthetic Lubricants III-3
Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Segment Drives Demand III-4
Environmental Concerns Increases Adoption of Vegetable Oil
Based Lubricants III-4
Re-Refined Oils - A New Class of Products on the Market III-5
Major Market Challenges III-5
Distribution Channels III-6
Competition III-6
Table 71: Leading Players in the US Finished Lubricants
Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales
for Leading Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 72: US Functional Fluid and Synthetic Lubricants Market
(2013): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading
Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7
Product Launches III-8
Strategic Corporate Developments III-11
Key Players III-16
B.Market Analytics III-19
Table 73: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lubricating Oils and Greases by Product Group/Segment -
Automotive Lubricants {Engine Oils, Transmission and Hydraulic
Fluids [Automatic Transmission Fluids, Universal Tractors
(Hydraulic/ Transmission), Energy/Shock Absorbers, Power
Steering, Automotive Gear Oils, and Others]}, Industrial
Lubricants {General Industrial Oils [Hydraulic Oils,
Fire-Resistant Oils, Industrial Gear Oils, and Others],
Industrial

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