Volume 7 Issue 19

GP, Gulf Blending Plants Back Online

GP Petroleums Ltd. and Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. announced the reopening of blending plants in India, after receiving permission from local authorities to operate under guidelines in accordance with Covid-19 safety precautions.

Mixed Q1 for South Korean Companies

Among South Korea’s large base oil refiners, S-Oil and Hyundai Shell Base Oil both posted large increases in operating profit for the first quarter, while profits were down in the quarter for SK Lubricants.

Palm Oil Producers Reopen in Sabah

The Malaysian state of Sabah allowed palm oil plantations and mills to reopen last month after setting conditions aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Upping the Ante on Food-grade Lubes

French Lube Demand Fell in 2019

Study Assesses Hydraulic Fluid Sustainability

Briefly Noted

Oleochemical maker Oleon’s facility in Port Klang, Malaysia, produced 6,500 liters of hand sanitizer last month to give away to the Malaysian Ministry of Health and the county’s fire and rescue department. The company makes synthetic polyol esters, fatty esters and ester base oils used in lubricants and greases.