All kinds of mechanical equipment and machinery need a lubricant to protect them from the potentially harmful effects of friction. Whenever two surfaces meet, friction is produced and can cause wear and tear. It can Continue reading The lowdown on lubricant
The choice of oil is crucial when food is being prepared, as any lubricant must be food safe. This is because the produced foods will be sold to the public, and the oil used during processing has a chance of coming into Continue reading A guide to food safe oils
Trade association UK Oil & Gas (OGUK), which represents the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry, has committed to halving emissions from North Sea facilities by 2030. The target will act as a milestone for the longer-term goal of Continue reading UK Oil and Gas commits to halving emissions
Oil major Shell is set to undertake a widespread review of its business operations with the aim of “adapting to a different future.”
Shell has already set itself the target of becoming a net-zero-carbon business by 2050. Back in April, Ben van Beurden, Shell’s CEO, said about this:
“Society’s expectations have shifted quickly in the debate around climate change. Shell now needs to go further with our own ambitions, which is why we aim to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 or sooner. Society, and our customers, expect nothing less.”
When Shell was asked about reports in the oil and gas industry publication Upstream that an autonomous renewables unit was in the works, a spokesperson said the company would review its operations, and where necessary, it will adapt them to better suit the conditions in future.
While the move towards renewables was already inevitable, the coronavirus pandemic has emphasised this further, with many analysts doubting if the demand for oil will ever fully return to pre-COVID-19 levels. The demand for oil as a fuel is expected to decrease further over time, although it will still be needed to provide the raw materials for products like gear oil and cutting fluid for industrial use.
Shell already has a presence in the renewables industry, such as stakes in the Egmond aan Zee and Borssele III and IV offshore wind farms in the Dutch waters of the North Sea, as well as four operational onshore wind farms in the US.
There is a huge range of passenger car engine oils on the market that suit all makes and models of vehicle. This includes high-quality lubricants from respected manufacturers such as Mobil, Morris, Shell and Q8.
According to Swiss bank Credit Suisse, the worst is over for the oil industry.
Bill Featherstone, an oil Continue reading Worst has passed, says Credit Suisse
Oil major Shell has airlifted nine workers from one of its rigs in the Gulf of Mexico following a coronavirus outbreak.
After being taken to an Continue reading Shell airlifts workers from Gulf of Mexico
Specialist compressor lubricants are available from the likes of Shell, Fuchs and Mobil. These lubricants are more than able to cope with even very high demand conditions, offering a superlative level of protection against Continue reading A guide to compressor oil
A new study from the University of Aberdeen has indicated that if low oil prices persist, as much as a third of the remaining recoverable reserves of gas and oil in the North Sea may become simply uneconomical to Continue reading Low prices may make some North Sea oil uneconomical, research warns
Valvoline, the maker of leading lubricants like commercial vehicle oil, has launched a new social media campaign to allow people in Continue reading Valvoline launches campaign to thank truckers