U.S. Base Oil Price Report
Motiva and Chevron ended a summer spell of steady postings by announcing price reductions this week, while on the naphthenics side, Cross Oil announced a price increase.–by Gabriela Wheeler
EMEA Base Oil Price Report
Base oil markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa are very quiet as the small number of would-be buyers, sellers and traders express frustration at not being able to find partners. Even placing inquiries is reportedly difficult in some cases. –by Ray Masson
SSY Base Oil Shipping Report
It has been a much quieter week throughout Europe. The recovery in the U.S. market appears to have stalled, with a large number of sophisticated vessels laying idle. The situation in Asia is stable, but is far from perfect.–by Adrian Brown
Asia Base Oil Price Report
Gabriela Wheeler is away. Her column will reappear in the Aug. 17 edition of Lube Report Asia.
Consultant Roy Fewkes died May 11 at age 69.
Vicki Case was appointed global marketing director at Ametek Brookfield.
Raj Shah of Koehler Instrument Co. became the youngest recipient of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers’ P.M. Ku Award.