Volume 6 Issue 12
SSY Base Oil Shipping ReportMarch 22, 2019
The United States markets are largely stable but will be tested over the next week or so due to the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers event in San Antonio, Texas. European demand has improved somewhat, whereas that of Asia has declined slightly.-by Adrian Brown
Association Contests Indonesian StandardMarch 22, 2019
The Association of Indonesian Lubricants Distributors, Importers and Producers (Perdippi) is taking legal actions to try to nullify a mandatory national lubricant standard, SNI, scheduled to take effect Sept. 11.
Easing India's Reliance on Lithium GreasesMarch 22, 2019
Indian grease manufacturers, like their counterparts in other countries, have for the past couple years bemoaned sharp increases in the costs of lithium, the chemical used to thicken most of the worlds greases. A speaker at an industry conference in Guwahati, India, last month advised companies to consider using aluminum complex grease instead in certain applications.
Thai Lube Base Expects Soft MarketMarch 22, 2019
State-owned Thai Oil Group reported that profit for its base oil business slumped last year and that it expects the market to continue to soften throughout this year.
From Other Editions of Lube ReportMarch 22, 2019
Briefly NotedMarch 22, 2019
S-Oil appointed Lube Expert as its distributor in East Malaysia for its S-Oil 7 lubricants. Tianjin, China-based TEDA Energy and Aurun Petrochemical signed an agreement to co-develop lubricant products.