Volume 1 Issue 11

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Business has been slowly cranking up over the past week in most sectors, but there is not the same intensity as there was before the Chinese New Year.-by Adrian Brown

Kazakh Plant on Time Despite Dispute

Lukoil says a blending plant that it is building in Kazakhstan will still open on time early next year, despite a legal dispute between the oil company and a local contractor working on the project.

Naftan Increases Base Oil Output

Belarus oil major Naftan expanded its base oil product portfolio and slightly increased its total base oil production to over 110,000 metric tons in 2017.

Italmatch Acquires Jiayou Chemical

Italmatch Chemicals completed its latest acquisition last week, announcing that it closed its purchase of Jiayou Chemical from Ecolab Inc.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Distributed energy services company Aggreko extended its lubricants agreement with Shell through 2020, making Shell Aggrekos largest lubricant supplier in Russia, Asia-Pacific, North America and Latin America. United Kingdom-based Molyslip opened a Manchester distribution center that houses a 126 square meter laboratory and will dispatch 100 shipments of 40-meter containers per month. The lubricant specialist also unveiled a new logo as part of its rebranding efforts. Metall Chemie GmbH & Co. appointed French independent distributor Safic-Alcan to distribute its full range of lubricant additives for oil- and water-based applications in France effective March 6.