Volume 2 Issue 17
Adrian Brown is away. His column will reappear in the May 1 edition of Lube Report Americas.
The Houston ship channel reopened yesterday, returning to full operations for the first time since a fire at Intercontinental Terminal Co.s Deer Park, Texas, terminal in late March.
The International Maritime Organizations 2020 regulations wont just affect the marine fuels and shipping industries, but is predicted to impact base oil refining as well. In fact, early prognostications on its effects are already starting to take shape.
Ask a high school senior or soon-to-be college graduate about the career they intend to pursue, and its likely that lubricant manufacturing will not be at the top of the list. Faced with an aging workforce and a potential skills shortage, some companies have taken the initiative to make lube production an attractive profession for young workers.