Volume 3 Issue 52

More Imports Forecast for Brazil

Brazil has its own cadre of base oil refineries, but the country is still highly dependent on imports, especially of highly refined mineral oils – a trend that should intensify, an industry expert predicted at the ICIS Pan American Base Oils & Lubricants Virtual Conference earlier this month.

Pandemic Erects Transportation Obstacles

The COVID-19 pandemic has birthed various challenges within the North American transportation sector, many of which affect transportation of lubricants by trucks, a panel of industry experts said during a webinar last week.

EPA Criticized for Marine Lubrication Proposal

Several companies, including two from the lubricants industry, recently criticized a proposal by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to remove references to test methods from a mandate for marine vessels to use environmentally acceptable lubricants.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Galp Refinery Closing in 2021

Pandemic Cuts Russia Base Oil Exports

Shell to Close Singapore Plant

Briefly Noted

Oelheld U.S., Inc. in West Dundee, Illinois, appointed Steven Lowery as executive vice president, effective Dec. 1. Lowery, who has more than 30 years of manufacturing and management experience in the metalworking industry, will lead the firm’s U.S. team in providing metalworking fluids using the latest technology.