Volume 3 Issue 8

Baton Rouge Refinery Hit by Fire

ExxonMobil is still mum on the cause and effect of a massive fire last week at its large refinery and chemical facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but base oil operations do not appear to have been hindered.

LSPI Concerns Center on Age of Oil

ILSAC GF-6 is on its home stretch to commercial introduction on May 1, but automakers and the lubricant industry are questioning whether additional work is needed to help prevent low-speed pre-ignition.

Revenue Up, Income Down for Cosan

Moove - Cosans lubricants production and distribution arm - reported higher revenue and sales volumes for the fourth quarter and full year, but posted a net loss for the fourth quarter and lower net income for the full year.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Amsoil will provide first-fill lubricant for Banks Power‘s patented differential covers. Banks is an engineering firm and manufacturer of power-enhancing products for gasoline- and diesel-powered engines. Dalton, Georgia-based specialty chemical manufacturer MFG Chemical named Paul Turgeon – who has served on its board of directors since 2017 and as executive board director – president and CEO, succeeding Keith Arnold. Arnold, president and CEO since 2017, is stepping down to focus on personal and family priorities and will remain on the company’s board of directors and on the board of governors for the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates.