Volume 1 Issue 28

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

All routes out of the United States are extremely slow right now. Asia is still slow, but a little more demand has been detected recently. Domestic European trades are moving along nicely, but the long-haul routes are floundering.-by Adrian Brown

HollyFrontier Buying Red Giant Oil

HollyFrontier Corp. announced yesterday a deal to buy Red Giant Oil Co., an Iowa company that claims to be one of the countrys largest suppliers of locomotive engine oils.

Fuchs Forms Chilean JV

Fuchs Petrolub SE agreed last week to buy a majority stake in a Chilean lubricant distributorship, forming a joint venture that aims to expand its sales in the South American country.

Brazils Economy Gradually Recovers

After several years of tribulation, Brazils economy is making a much-awaited recovery. An economist said recently that that recovery is of great interest to the nations lubricant market and - given its status as far the largest and most populated country in Latin America - to those of neighboring countries.

WD-40 Profit, Sales Rise

WD-40 reported net income of $16.1 million for the quarter ending May 31, up 12 percent from a year earlier, with net sales up 9 percent at $107 million.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Safety-Kleen to Hike Finished Lube Prices in Canada

Safety-Kleen (Kleen Performance Products) notified customers it would increase prices up to 9 percent on all blended lubricants and grease products in Canada effective Aug. 6.