Volume 1 Issue 24
Adrian Brown is away. His column will reappear in the June 20 issue of Lube Report Americas.
Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd. closed last month on the purchase of most of Pampa Energias downstream assets in Argentina. The transaction includes a lubricants manufacturing plant in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Trafigura reported in a press release.
The Petroleum Quality Institute of America issued consumer alerts on two motor oil brands -Mileage 365 and Q Motor Oil - saying testing of five samples indicated the products could cause harm to virtually any car or truck currently on the road, and each products label fails to identify the company responsible for it.
Last month's annual meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers featured hundreds of technical sessions where presenters talked about their latest research. One session differed by offering attendees a chance to brainstorm about problems facing the industry.