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Shell Introduces Motorcycle Oils Made from Natural Gas

 

Motorcycles use less engine oil than trucks or cars and work it much harder. Combine that with increasing demand for extended oil drain intervals and improved fuel efficiency, and the oil needs to work harder for even longer. To help motorcycle owners meet these requirements and protect their engines, Shell has launched the next generation of premium motorcycle oil – Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology. This is the first-ever synthetic motorcycle oil made from natural gas using Shell proprietary gas-to-liquid (GTL) technology, marketed as Shell PurePlus Technology. Read More…

Originally posted on ThomasNet

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Misleading Data Masks Possibly Crumbling Outlook For Europe’s Car Sales

 

 

Photo credit: Forbes

Photo credit: Forbes

Headlines gave the impression that Europe’s car makers were in clover with sales increases close to 15 per cent in June, but as the dust settled it became clear the figures were misleading and the rally after six years of stagnation might be petering out, undermined by worries about Greece. Data from the European Car Makers Association, known as ACEA, its acronym in French, showed June car sales were up 14.6 per cent in Western Europe to 1.3 million, bringing the gain to 8.2 per cent for the first six months of the year to 6.9 million. Read More…

Originally posted on Forbes, Written by Neil Winton

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First Offshore Wind Farm in U.S. Powers Ahead

Beloved by locals and tourists for its soaring clay bluffs and unspoiled views, this small New England island is heading toward another distinction: home to the nation’s first offshore wind farm.

Five towering windmills off the island’s southeast coast are scheduled to begin generating power late next year. The Block Island plan has moved ahead of the Cape Wind project, a much larger turbine farm planned in the waters off Cape Cod in

Photo by Jon Kamp, The Wall Street Journal

Photo by Jon Kamp, The Wall Street Journal

Massachusetts, wind-energy experts said. A contract dispute with local utilities following a slew of legal fights has thrown that 14-year effort into question. Read More…

Originally posted on Wall Street Journal, Written by Jon Kamp

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How to Choose the Right Engine Oil

To choose the right lubricant for your vehicles, use the viscosity grade(s) recommended by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for the life of the engine and especially during the engine’s warranty period. Viscosity grades are primarily recommended according to the expected ambient temperatures, particularly the starting temperatures. Read More…

Originally posted on Machinery Lubrication

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