Volume 2 Issue 26
Chemical exports out of the U.S. are running at a reasonably steady pace. Europe and Asia, however, are both considered to be quieter than normal.-by Adrian Brown
Chevron announced it has agreed for its Richmond, California, base oil plant to begin making API Group III oils that Finnish refiner Neste Corp. will market under its Nexbase brand name.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency proposed Friday to ban the use of 2,4,6-Tris(tert-butyl)phenol as a lubricant additive on grounds that it is toxic to aquatic plants and animals and likely causes liver damage in humans.
Sales by oil change and lubrication shops in the United States reached $6.3 billion in 2018, up 4 percent from 2017, according to a report jointly published by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association.