Volume 1 Issue 42

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Adrian Brown is away. His column will reappear in the Oct. 23 edition of Lube Report EMEA.

Synthetics Demand Stalls in Russia

Economic problems in Russia helped halt the rising penetration of synthetic engine oils in the country, an industry insider told a conference in Moscow last week.

Total Opens Blending Plant in Russia

Total unveiled its new lubricants blending plant in Kaluga, Russia, Monday, saying it will reduce reliance on imports and cut delivery times both domestically and in neighboring markets such as Belarus and Central Asian countries.

11 PLC Expands in Lagos

11 PLC, formerly known as Mobil Oil Nigeria, says it is expanding and modernizing its lubricant blending plant in Lagos after a Nigerian company acquired the Apapa lubricant plant and the Mobil fuels and lubricants businesses in the country from ExxonMobil in April 2017. 11 PLC declined to disclose the cost or scope of the project.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

The Amsterdam-based chemicals company previously known as AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has rebranded as Nouryon.Shell Oman Marketing Co.signed an agreement to become a pack supplier of lubricants for the National Plastic Factory. ATIEL, the technical association of the European lubricant industry, issued a reminder yesterday that the 2012 ACEA Engine Oil Sequences will expire on Dec. 1. Beginning on that date, light- and heavy-duty oils promoted as complying with ACEA sequences must meet the 2016 sequences or the upcoming 2018 sequences, which ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, is working to finish.