Volume 6 Issue 11

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Markets out of the U.S. Gulf are almost entirely focused on contractual shipments, meaning that space is very tight for spot cargoes. European and Asian markets are both plodding on - nothing spectacular, but nothing critical either.-by Adrian Brown

Charting Success in the Chinese Market

In a country where effective marketing techniques are already significantly different from those in the West, Chinas lubricants market is poised for even more change in the near future, attendees heard during an industry conference held in London last month.

Fuchs Acquires Australian Lube Blender

Fuchs Petrolub signed an agreement to acquire independent lubricant blender Nulon Products Australia, an expansion into the competitive retail market for automotive lubes down under. Terms were not disclosed.

Gradual Lube Demand Impact Expected from EVs

The rising global penetration of electric vehicles eventually will heavily impact overall lubricant demand, and the lubricants industry must prepare to meet the new requirements of original equipment manufacturers, a senior industry official said.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Total Lubricants China signed an agreement with the Ningbo Traffic Technology School to help teach students lubricant technology and vehicle maintenance.