Volume 2 Issue 21

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

The impact of the increasingly bitter trade feud between the United States and China is making itself felt across all shipping routes from the U.S. Gulf, resulting in reduced activity. Asian markets were quieter last week, whereas Europe stayed roughly the same. -by Adrian Brown

COAT Engine Test Back in Business

The American Petroleum Institute announced on May 15 that the Caterpillar Oil Aeration Test, or COAT, was again available for candidate oil testing and that it was ending provisional licensing associated with that test 12 months after it was invoked.

Lubricants a Luxury in Venezuela

Due to the ongoing political and economic crisis in Venezuela, acquiring goods is an uphill battle in the country - and this certainly does not exclude lubricants.

At STLE, Tribologists Hear Calling

Lubricant formulators, marketers and researchers gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, this week for the Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Society of Tribologists and Engineers. The organizations new president talked about challenges facing the industry and STLE.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Syosset, New York-based LiRo Group – a national construction management, architecture, engineering and technology firm – promoted Anthony Caggiano to vice president in charge of the lubricant oil and fuel storage tank and remediation group within the companys environmental division.