Volume 1 Issue 1
Adrian Brown is away this week and next week. His column will reappear in the Jan.16 issue.
German lubricant marketer Liqui Moly announced last week that it had been acquired by Adolf Wuerth GmbH & Co. in a deal intended to ensure stability for Liqui Molys future.
Indias Maximus International Ltd. said its United Arab Emirates-based unit plans to acquire a controlling stake in Pacific Lubricants LLC, a producer with a plant in the UAE.
Starting Jan. 1, 2020 - just two years away - new pollution regulations will cap marine fuel sulfur at just 0.5 percent for oceangoing vessels worldwide. Given that it can take up to six years to get a new marine oil tested and approved, lube oil marketers are running short of time to prepare for this dramatic change, a Chevron Oronite official said recently.