View From The Bridge
Each month, OATS Chairman, Sebastian Crawshaw shares his view from the bridge with observations about the latest news and emerging trends in the lubricants industry.
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|The drive for US gas is affecting the energy majors' profitability, but the lubes sector is running a tighter ship. The internet is forcing an omni-channel model in the retail sector and OATS is re-aligning its Bulletin from next month. Read more...|
|China's latest drive for urbanisation could be good news for the OEM lubes sector and for 'cleaner' infrastructure development. But it could lead to a significant increase in local government debt. Read more...|
|What would happen if US consumers follow Europe's diesel consumption and petrol reduction lead? How will the trend for Always On technology impact lubes marketing in developing nations. Read more...|
|As the new Chinese leadership is sworn in, CO2 emissions top the agenda for the regime's plans for the future. Read more...|
|The complexity of Lubes marketing was brought into sharp relief at the recent London ICIS Conference. Read more...|
|The potential deal between CNPC and Rosneft will require careful balancing on both sides, but is the balance of influence in the energy sector shifting from West to East? Read more...|
|Smog and population, China v Africa. Sebastian Crawshaw look at two important world issues. Read more...|
|Beijing's smog problem is reaching dangerous levels, but should the government be looking to the automotive and oil industries to solve the problem? Read more...|
|A generally positive outlook for 2013 for the global economy and the oil and lubricants sectors, but the legislators are likely to be the key influencers. Read more...|
|A five year look back at China's growth and some five year predictions from OATS' Chairman, Sebastian Crawshaw as 2013 begins. Read more...|