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Shell Lubricants and AirFlow Truck Co. completed a cross-country test drive of the Starship Initiative truck – a prototype Class 8 vehicle — on May 24. The road trip included testing technologies to help reduce fuel use and emissions when hauling heavy loads, including low viscosity lubricants, and allowed Shell to test its Rotella T6 Ultra 5W-30 full synthetic engine oil in a cutting edge vehicle before its introduction to market. Oxea will raise off-list prices by 5 cents per pound in North America and Mexico by $110 per metric ton in South America for isononanoic acid and for heptanoic acid; and in North America and Mexico by 6 cents/lb and in South America by $130/t on 2-ethylhexanoic acid.

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