Volume 6 Issue 36

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

It has been a disappointing week in Asia. European markets are mixed, with some routes performing better than others. The United States, however, is looking good for September on almost every trade lane.-by Adrian Brown

Chucking Product Quality Promotions

At a recent industry forum in Xi’an, China, suppliers talked about promotions based on product quality not being an effective way of marketing their lubricants.

White Oil Plant Planned in China

Weifang Hongrun Petrochemical Technology Co. awarded a contract to Chevron Lummus Global for license and design of a 500,000 metric tons per year white oil hydroprocessing unit and a 200,000 t/y food-grade white oil unit in Shandong, China, CLG recently announced.

South Koreas Michang Oil Enters Indonesia

Transformer oil supplier Michang Oil Ind. Co. of South Korea plans to enter the Indonesian market by forming a joint venture, PT Sari Michang Concord, and constructing a new plant.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

German lubricants maker Basinol began exporting lubricants into China last month. The company had announced July 24 that it would expand its product distribution to include China.