Volume 2 Issue 3

Cleanliness Extends Lube, Equipment Life

Being mindful of the basic cleanliness of machinery will assure longer life for lubricants and the equipment it flows through, according to a Chevron official's list of best practices.

Growth of Auto Sales Slows in China

Automobile sales in China rose 6.9 percent to 23.5 million in 2014 - another record for the worlds largest auto market.

Idemitsu Denies Acquisition Rumors

Idemitsu Kosan Co. repudiated a news report suggesting that it has agreed to purchase fellow Japanese major Showa Shell Sekiyu, but it acknowledged that the companies are discussing potential cooperation.

Briefly Noted

Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. will be Indias exclusive supplier of Rockwall, Texas, United States-based Whitmore Manufacturings mining, rail and industrial lubricants and greases. Lukoil Marine will supply lubricants to the Mediterranean Shipping Companys Europe-Asia-serving MSC Oscar – deemed the worlds largest containership upon its Jan. 8 inauguration at the Daewoo shipyard in South Korea.