U.S. Base Oil Price Report
The Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, coupled with the start of the ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference in London, resulted in subdued activity, with many players being away during the week.–by Gabriela Wheeler
EMEA Base Oil Price Report
Base oil prices continue to slide, with demand rated as poor and no sign of positives that might lift an otherwise dull market. The annual upswing in demand that normally precedes driving season has not yet materialized.–by Ray Masson
SSY Base Oil Shipping Report
Global activity has been suspended until China is back and fully operational again after the New Year holidays, at least, that is what everyone is hoping for. Time will tell.–by Adrian Brown
Asia Base Oil Price Report
Improved activity levels and steeper crude oil values lent support to base oil prices in Asia, with an additional nudge coming from potential reductions in base stock production rates and plant turnarounds.–by Gabriela Wheeler
Specialty chemicals distributor Connell appointed Azita Owlia president and CEO.
Senior key account manager Bob Rechtin retired from Pilot Chemical Co.
Ametek Land promoted Manfred Hayk to global infrared product manager.