Volume 2 Issue 15

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Adrian Brown is away. His column will reappear in the April 17 edition of Lube Report Americas.

GF-6: First Use Now in Sight

It has taken over seven years, many test development delays and missed schedules, but the end is finally in sight for ILSAC GF-6.

Curacao Visits Potential Refinery Partners

Curacao officials are again making rounds with potential partners interested in managing and modernizing the countrys Isla refinery, the government announced last week, almost two months after being spurned by a preferred bidder to take over its operations.

Puma In, Petrobras Out at Argentina Plant

The new owner of a blending plant in Avellaneda, Argentina has entered a contract to make lubricants for Puma Energy, and that means the facility will no longer blend for Petrobras.

WD-40 Profits Up

WD-40 posted net income of $15.9 million for the quarter ending Feb. 28, up more than 7 percent from the year-earlier period, with net sales virtually unchanged at $101.3 million.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

ExxonMobil Chemical Co., which manufactures a range of polyalphaolefins, selected Industy, California-based Norman, Fox & Co., as its distributor. Castrol selected two distributors, Pilot Thomas Logistics and Northeast Lubricants, to distribute its lubricants throughout southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.