Volume 2 Issue 37

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

The United States market feels quieter this week. Nothing much has changed in Europe, but in Asia prompt space has tightened, probably as a result of consecutive typhoons and all the associated delays.-by Adrian Brown

Quick Uptake Forecast for GF-6

ILSAC GF-6 will be four years late by the time it comes to market next May, but it will take little time for the industry to embrace the passenger car motor oil specification, according to a leading lubricant additive company.

Feds Probe California Emissions Deal

The United States federal government notified California last week that it had begun an antitrust probe of the states recent agreement with four automakers on vehicular emission standards.

FA-4 Oils Make Gradual Inroads

Although managers of heavy-duty truck fleets understand the fuel economy benefits of API FA-4 engine oils, many remain hesitant to use a lower-viscosity heavy-duty engine oil, an industry insider said at a conference here.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Delphine Persouyre, formerly managing director of Total Luxembourg, joined Total Canada as president and managing director. She succeeded Franck Bagouet, who was promoted to senior VP lubricants at Total Specialties USA. Parkland Fuel Corp. acquired Miami, Florida-based Tropic Oil Co., which distributes lubricants and fuels across the central and south Florida region.