U.S. Base Oil Price Report
While a vast portion of the market appeared to have slipped into summer mode, a few suppliers reported a small jump in orders, likely from buyers securing product ahead of potential base oil price adjustments as crude oil values continued their climb.–by Gabriela Wheeler
EMEA Base Oil Price Report
Base oil markets throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa are stable, but local issues are affecting prices and availabilities in some regions. Europe availabilities have tightened, and the tensions with Iran loom as a potential threat to raw material costs.–by Ray Masson
SSY Base Oil Shipping Report
U.S. markets look fairly robust for the rest of July. Europe also seems as though it will get through the next couple of weeks without too much difficulty. Asia is not exactly busy, but owners are finding cargoes and there are clearly fewer prompt positions than before.–by Adrian Brown
Asia Base Oil Price Report
Gabriela Wheeler is away. Her column will reappear in the July 19 edition of Lube Report Asia.
Thom Smith of Valvoline died June 3.
Anna Mascolo will succeed Anne Anderson as VP at Shell Aviation.
Todd Cawley is vice president, sales and marketing at Novvi.