Why has my hydraulic fluid darkened?

One of the things that can really worry machinery operators is that moment when they pull a fluid sample from their hydraulic system, only to find that it has become significantly darker since (more…)

Price rise follows shoot down in Turkey

Oil prices, and therefore oil companies like Q8 – the manufacturers of Q8 T750 15W/40 –rose on Tuesday following fears that there might be a disruption to the supply after Turkish military shot down a Russian jet fighter at the (more…)

Australian approval given to Royal Dutch Shell’s BG Group merger

Last Thursday, global oil company Royal Dutch Shell, the maker of products like Shell Tonna S3 M 68, was given clearance for (more…)

When do you need a synthetic lubricant?

Most machinery operators believe that synthetic oils offer a number of benefits above and beyond other oils, including increased engine efficiency and a lower cost, but is there any truth in this matter, and if so, when should a synthetic lubricant be used? (more…)

Saudi minister stresses need for more oil

Global oil demand is expected to grow by around one million barrels a day annually, and the oil industry, including companies like (more…)

Oil dividends healthy despite price plunge

The leading global oil companies have fulfilled their promises to protect dividends, despite the fact that earnings fell and companies cut expensive projects due to the slump in oil prices.

In the first three quarters of the year, the (more…)

Extending the life of your lubricant

It is generally the case that the life of even the best lubricants from the likes of Fuchs and Mobil is halved every time it experiences a 10°C increase in operating temperature. This is a concept based on (more…)

ExxonMobil announces Q4 dividends

American multinational oil and gas company ExxonMobil, which is responsible for such products as Mobil Delvac SGO 75W90, has declared its fourth quarter dividend.

Mobil’s board of directors revealed a (more…)

BG deal will help savings, says Shell

Global oil company Royal Dutch Shell, known for its Shell Tonna S3 M 68 slideway oil among other products, has defended its BG tie-up, saying that it will result in bigger savings than previously announced.

The company said that its acquisition of the (more…)

Four ways to identify lubricant starvation

When you are running expensive machinery, one of the worst things that can happen is your equipment being starved of lubricant, but it is something that can happen if you are not vigilant. Here are our top tips for spotting the problem of lubricant starvation quickly: (more…)

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