Volume 1 Issue 26

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

The markets in the United States and Asia both remain soft amid weak demand. European markets are relatively upbeat in comparison.-by Adrian Brown

Poll: Many Russians Ignore Oil Guidance

A survey of Russian motorists indicates that a large proportion of them are not following original equipment manufacturers recommendations for viscosity grades and motor oil types when getting their passenger cars oil changed.

UKs Aztec Oils Continues to Grow

Aztec Oils has completed several acquisitions the past few years and now is trying to continue growing with a 1.2 million (U.S. $1.6 million) development project to increase storage capacity at its main Bolsover site in central England.

Infineum Builds R&D Center

Infineum announced this month that it has begun constructing a research and development center at its headquarters in Milton Hill, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Shell and Maserati are launching a new co-branded motor oil known as Shell Helix Ultra Maserati 10W-60 as the only recommended oil on all of the Italian carmakers models equipped with a V6 gasoline engine. The new co-branded motor oil is part of Shells ongoing deal with Maserati as its exclusive lubricants supplier, which runs until 2020. Ison Distribution Ltd. will distribute Fuchs Silkolene brand motorcycle lubricants in the United Kingdom.