U.S. Base Oil Price Report
Paraffinic base oil producer Motiva and rerefiner Kleen Performance Products communicated price decreases this week, while Cross Oil joined the group of naphthenic producers that lowered pricing a week ago.–by Gabriela Wheeler
EMEA Base Oil Price Report
Base oil trading in Europe, the Middle East and Africa is slowing down ahead of the year’s end and the holiday season, as many operators are planning a two-week break from production.–by Ray Masson
SSY Base Oil Shipping Report
December space has become a lot more scarce in the both the United States Gulf and Asia as demand finally ramps up. Europe, however, is still remarkably subdued.–by Adrian Brown
Asia Base Oil Price Report
Activity in the Asian base oil market was lackluster, but this was no surprise as trading typically slows down during December since buyers prefer to end the year with minimum inventories due to tax implications.–by Gabriela Wheeler
Barbara Kudis became president of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association.
Calumet Specialty Products Partners appointed Dan Sheets to its board of directors.
Jason Galary was named director of research and development at Nye Lubricants.