Volume 4 Issue 3

ALS Acquires New Jersey-based Blender

Advanced Lubrication Specialties acquired the assets of Newark, New Jersey-based blender American Oil & Supply International LLC in a deal described as expanding the former’s product range and geographic reach.

Locals Negotiate for Curacao Contract

The government agency overseeing Curacao’s Isla Refinery has chosen to negotiate with a consortium of local organizations as it attempts for a fourth time to select an operator to replace Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.

Albemarle Boosts U.S. Lithium Capacity

Albemarle Corp. recently announced plans to double capacity at its lithium mine in Nevada in response to burgeoning demand from electric vehicles. Lithium is also a key ingredient for the grease industry.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Naftan Aims for More Group III

France Data Again Suggests Rebound

India May Break Up Balmer Lawrie

Briefly Noted

Shell Marine was awarded a multi-year contract to provide marine lubricants to Doral, Florida-based cruise line operator Carnival Corp.’s global fleet of 89 ships. Carnival will also offset the carbon dioxide emissions from the marine lubricants it purchases from Shell, through the company’s nature-based carbon credits.