Volume 1 Issue 14

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Adrian Brown is away. His column will reappear in the April 17 issue of Lube Report EMEA.

Global Test Development Group Proposed

An ExxonMobil official called recently for creation of a global engine test development group dedicated to writing test procedures for engine oil specifications around the world. The energy giant also suggested raising oil licensing fees to help fund such a program.

Shell Projects Strong Lube Earnings

Royal Dutch Shell expects that annual earnings after tax for its global commercial business - most of which is accounted for by lubricants - will grow from $1.4 billion in 2017 to close to $2.5 billion in 2025, driven by factors such as growth in sales of premium lubricants and expanded market shares in several large, developing markets.

Naftan Lubes Expand in the Middle East

Belarus oil major Naftan began shipping finished lubricants to Iraq as part of its strategy to expand into Middle Eastern markets.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Petrochemical company Renish Group launched its Hamriyah, U.A.E. port-based storage facility through its subsidiary Alaska International, FZE.Flydubai selected Turbonycoil 600, a synthetic turbine oil under the Nyco brand, for its fleet of Boeing 737 aircrafts. Gulf Oil Middle East and Dubai-basedAl Naboodah Group Enterprises entered into an agreement to strengthen the distribution of Gulf Oils automotive and industrial lubricants in the U.A.E.