Volume 1 Issue 2

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Adrian Brown is away this week. His column will reappear in the Jan. 16 issue.

Lukoil Lube Sales Grew in 2017

LLK International, Russias largest lube marketer, posted improved sales results for 2017, boosted by its increased cooperation with car manufacturers.

Millers Oils Opens JV in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan would not have been a place where British lubricant marketer Millers Oils thought to build its second blending plant, company managing director Jamie Ryan acknowledges. But that didnt matter because Azerbaijans Academy of Sciences found Millers and convinced the company that the two were a good match.

Challenges, Opportunities Seen in Western Europe

Germany and the United Kingdom had the highest lubricant demand among European Union countries in 2016, a new Union of the European Lubricant Industry report found, although the factors impacting demand were different in each country.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH chose Swiss manufacturer Motorex as its factory-fill lubricants supplier and recommended brand for aftermarket service. International testing and certification agency Bureau Veritas S.A. acquired a majority share of Lubrication Management SL, which includes a laboratory in Bilbao, Spain, that will become the firms European hub for oil condition monitoring.