Volume 1 Issue 48

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

The gradual tightening of space out of the United States continues this week, and Europe looks a little busier too. Asia, however, is slower in parts, and the customary year-end build-up is missing.-by Adrian Brown

Tariffs Impact Market Player Practices

The ongoing trade war between the United States and China has left the lubricant industry in the crossfire, and some market players are shifting their practices in an effort to mitigate financial burdens caused by the increased tariffs.

Sales Managers: Hot Property

Lubricant sales and marketing managers can count themselves among the best-paid professionals in the United States, according to a recent survey by LubesnGreases magazine. Over 200 sales and marketing managers responded to the publications exclusive 2018 Lubricants Industry Salary Survey, and they reported taking home an average $150,429 a year - 7 percent more than the $140,413 shown in its 2016 survey.

Pennzoil Dominates at Quick Lubes, Survey Finds

Quick lube operators cited Shells Pennzoil brand and Valvoline as their best-selling motor oils, National Oil & Lube News reported in its Fast Lube Operators Survey.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Buckman selected Univar as its distributor of its microbicides, deposit control products, dispersing agents and high-performance additives in the lubricant and metalworking markets in the United States and Canada. Charles Ross & Son Co., which manufactures mixer equipment used in lubricant applications,named Gregg Drames as its newest regional sales manager for the Mid-Atlantic region.