U.S. Base Oil Price Report
The base oil market seems to be going through a transitional period between the slower winter months and the arrival of spring; requirements are starting to pick up but are not yet reaching the anticipated levels for this time of the year.–by Gabriela Wheeler
EMEA Base Oil Price Report
Base oil demand in Europe, the Middle East and Africa finally showed signs of taking off as a number of API Group I producers reported no longer having stocks in tank that needed to be moved out.–by Ray Masson
SSY Base Oil Shipping Report
Markets out of the U.S. Gulf are almost entirely focused on contractual shipments, meaning that space is very tight for spot cargoes. European and Asian markets are both plodding on – nothing spectacular, but nothing critical either.–by Adrian Brown
Asia Base Oil Price Report
Steep crude oil prices exerted upward pressure on base oil price indications, but the supply glut was still an issue, with domestic prices climbing in one country, slipping in another, and spot offers heard to be rising from various supply points in Asia.–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.