Volume 4 Issue 23

Raizen Buys Shell’s Brazil Business

Royal Dutch Shell on Monday agreed to sell its lubricant business in Brazil to Raizen, the energy company joint venture that has served as its lubes distributor in the country for the past decade.

Brazil’s Base Oil Output Rose in April

Brazil’s base oil production in April jumped more than 60% in comparison with the same month in 2020, larger than any year-on-year increase this year or in 2020.

Crisis Spurs Calls for Shipping Reforms

Ongoing global supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a surge in shipping container volumes since July 2020 highlight the need for the United States to revamp policies concerning supply chain logistics, speakers said during an online webinar yesterday.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Polyurea Grease Finds Foothold in Russia

German Blender Hits Warehouse Roadblock

Tianjin Complex Will Have Lube Plant

Briefly Noted

Houston, Texas-based Kraton Corp. announced a general price increase of 20% across its crude tall oil refinery products and derivatives that went into effect June 1. The company’s distilled tall oil products, which contain 10%-40% rosin acids, are used as raw materials in a variety of products, including metalworking fluids and oil field chemicals.