U.S. Base Oil Price Report
Prices for both paraffinic and naphthenic base oils were stable, supported by a balanced-to-tight supply and demand ratio, together with firm feedstock costs.–by Gabriela Wheeler
EMEA Base Oil Price Report
Base oil markets appear to have calmed after alarm bells a week ago over availability of API Group I exports, but some players are accusing certain sellers of over-inflating offer prices for those oils. –by Ray Masson
SSY Base Oil Shipping Report
Europe is still reasonably busy. The market from the United States to Asia has come unstuck, causing ripples to spread to some other U.S. routes. Asian markets are not particularly busy, but ships are sailing, and rates are generally stable. –by Adrian Brown
Asia Base Oil Price Report
Despite concerns about a tightening supply scenario in Asia due to a number of turnarounds in the region, consumers have not been scrambling to secure cargoes, with activity proceeding at fairly normal levels.–by Gabriela Wheeler
Harvey Golubock, formerly of Witco Corp. and American Refining Group, died Feb. 24 in New York City. He was 75.
Heike van de Kerkhof was named head of Castrol's lubricants business in Europe and Africa.
Pilot Chemical Co. named Glynn Goertzen vice president of corporate development.