Volume 6 Issue 14
SSY Base Oil Shipping ReportApril 5, 2019
The U.S. Gulf market has been thrown into disarray by the chemical fire at IBCs Deer Park facility in Houston and the ensuing clean-up operation. European trade is not that busy, and Asia is largely static too.-by Adrian Brown
Another CTL Base Oil Plant Slated for ChinaApril 5, 2019
A joint venture between a coal company and a base oil distributor is planning yet another coal-to-liquids base oil plant in China - this one a 200,000 ton per year plant scheduled to open in 2022.
ExxonMobil Plans Million-ton Singapore ExpansionApril 5, 2019
ExxonMobil is not finished building new Group II capacity nor with expanding its operations in Singapore. Not by a long shot.
Chinese Marketers Eye Chinese StandardsApril 5, 2019
Chinese lubricant marketers generally follow lubricant specifications developed in North America or Europe, but one of the markets leading suppliers foresees a time when they rely at least partly on the countrys own standards.
Idemitsu, Showa Shell Complete MergerApril 5, 2019
Japans Idemitsu Kosan Co. and Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. merged on Monday, becoming the second-largest lubricant supplier in Japan.
From Other Editions of Lube ReportApril 5, 2019
Briefly NotedApril 5, 2019
Elena Scaltritti assumed the position of division leader of industrial chemicals for Songwon Industrial Co., which includes its lubricants business. Mumbai-based Tata Motors and Valvoline Cummins Private Ltd. will manufacture and sell co-branded lubricants exclusively for Tata passenger vehicles after the two companies entered into an agreement.