Volume 4 Issue 23
Raizen Buys Shell’s Brazil BusinessJune 9, 2021
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 AprilJune 9, 2021
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 ReformsJune 9, 2021
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 ReportJune 9, 2021
Polyurea Grease Finds Foothold in Russia
German Blender Hits Warehouse Roadblock
Briefly NotedJune 9, 2021
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.