Volume 2 Issue 13

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

The United States market is on stand-by mode during the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio, Texas. In Europe, there have been many more freight inquiries, and Asia too saw a small upwards shift in demand.-by Adrian Brown

Record Floods Force Distributors to Plan B

Flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers has forced Midwest lubricant companies to fall back on contingency plans for shipping as railways become submerged, industry insiders said this week.

ITC Fire Disrupts Shipping

Traffic through the Houston Ship Channel remains backlogged following a three day chemical fire at Intercontinental Terminal Co.s Deer Park, Texas, terminal last week.

No National Class Action for Dollar General Suits

A federal judge last week granted statewide class action status to 16 groups of consumers suing Dollar General for selling motor oil alleged to have been obsolete, but the judge rejected a request to grant national class action status.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Baltimore, Maryland-based Origin Americas LLC completed the acquisition of Channelview, Texas-based Flex Oil Service LLC and Safeway Oil Recovery – known together as Flex Oil – which collect used automotive oil. Llanresa automotive service centers in Guatemala began carrying Puma Lubricants products this month.