Volume 1 Issue 47

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Space from the U.S. Gulf is gradually draining away for the rest of the month due to improved demand. November space is tighter within Asia too. European markets are busier than previously, but lack of space is not an issue.-by Adrian Brown

HollyFrontier to Acquire Sonneborn

A HollyFrontier subsidiary will acquire Sonneborn from private equity firm One Equity Partners for $655 million cash under an agreement announced yesterday. HollyFrontier officials said the addition of Sonneborns specialty products is another step in diversifying its product mix with a shift toward finished products.

Lube-Tech Expands Engine Testing Facility

Lubricant distributor Lube-Tech opened an expansion of its engine testing facility in Golden Valley, Minnesota, this week. The company uses the facility both for in-house testing and to provide a variety of testing services to outside customers.

Calumet Posts Losses, Cosan's Results Improve

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. posted a significant net loss and decline in sales, while Cosans Moove lubricants segment saw increases in net revenue and net income.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Bureau Veritasopened a laboratory and inspection office in Brownsville, Texas, to provide testing and analysis for lube oil, fuel oil and diesel oil.Lubrizol Corp. named Ana G. Rodriguez corporate vice president and chief human resources officer effective Dec. 3.