Volume 2 Issue 1

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Adrian Brown is away. His column will reappear in the January 15 edition of Lube Report EMEA.

EU Modifies Lubes Ecolabel Standard

The European Unions revised Ecolabel standard for lubricants that took into effect in early November provides new criteria to include functionality instead of composition and establishes sub-groups for lube products, according to a European Commission official.

Uzbekistan Mulls GTL Base Stocks

Uzbekistans national oil and gas company said it met with a Chinese construction firm last month to discuss adding a base oil plant to a large gas-to-liquids project that the country is developing.

Gazprom Installs Square Storage Tanks

In English, square is slang for old-fashioned and out of touch, but in Russia Gazpromneft-Lubricants says that square tanks are an innovative way to improve efficiency in base oil and lubricant storage.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Total and Angola-owned Sonangol established a retail and distribution joint venture in the central African country. The JV will initially focus on fuel and lubricants distribution and sales throughout a network of service stations under the Total brand. Birghouse, England-based Millers Oils was named technical partner to car manufacturer Ginetta. Millers Oils has produced a range of lubricants for Ginetta’s vehicles participating in motorsport competitions.