Volume 6 Issue 26

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Chemical exports out of the U.S. are running at a reasonably steady pace. Europe and Asia, however, are both considered to be quieter than normal.-by Adrian Brown

Role of Base Oil Merchant Marketers Grows

The number of base oil supply sources around the world is increasing, and so is the number of merchant marketers that are in the business mainly to supply other lubricant manufacturers, an industry insider said at the ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants conference in Singapore on Wednesday.

Vehicle Sales Growth Forecast in ASEAN

Vehicle sales across Southeast Asias big three markets - Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand - are projected to cross 3.9 million units combined by 2025, according to an analysis by Frost & Sullivan. The study cited factors such as robust economic growth, high population and low car parc.

Natural Gas Engines Thirst for Oil to Grow

Demand for engine oil used in natural gas engines is projected to grow over the next few years as governments push for cleaner fuel alternatives, according to a market report by consultancy firm Kline & Co.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Idemitsu Kosan Co.establisheda new lubricant sales company, Idemitsu Lubricants Philippines Inc.The subsidiary will promote the supply of lube oil to Japanese automakers in the Philippines.