Volume 1 Issue 35
It has been slow for much of the week in the Americas, especially for base oils. Europe has had an occasional burst of base oil movement, mainly within the Mediterranean, and Asia has been generally dull, with mainly small base oil cargoes and a few movements to India and the Middle East Gulf.-by Adrian Brown
Ford Motor Co. recently amended its engine oil guidance for small-engine diesel-powered pickups, including the diesel version of the F-150, to recommend API FA-4 oils. The decision represents a slight softening of the automakers cautious stance toward the newest diesel engine oil categories.
Parkland Fuel Corp., a Canadian distributor of fuels and petroleum products, acquired Rhinehart Oil Co. in a deal that is expected to double the United States operations of the Calgary, Alberta-based company, Parkland announced Monday.
Master Fluid Solutions has invested in a new metalworking fluids blending plant in Taicang, China, the company announced on Wednesday. The new facility is the Perrysburg, Ohio-based companys single-largest investment globally and will double its capacity in the country.