Volume 2 Issue 10

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Demand for vessel space in the primary hubs of the United States Gulf, Europe and Asia can be described as steady, but falls short of the levels of business that are usually associated with the end of February.-by Adrian Brown

Europe Tackles Read-Across, Interchange

Europes lubricant industry has fallen far behind in the development of base oil interchange and viscosity grade read-across guidelines but is now working to develop rules so oil companies can better cope with growing market complexity.

UKLA Advises Stockpiling as Brexit Looms

With Brexit only a few weeks away and still no firm withdrawal agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union uncertainties abound about a new border regime hindering lubricants industry trade.

Lanxess Expands Corrosion Inhibitor Capacity

Lanxess completed a 15 percent expansion to its global production capacity of corrosion inhibition additives, which are used in a number of products - including metalworking fluids and greases - the Germany specialty chemicals company announced last week.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Ennakl Automobiles will distribute the Total Quartz lubricants range in its network of 21 agencies and 11 workshops spread across Tunisia under a contract renewed for a five-year period with Total Tunisia. ExxonMobil extended French distributor TTA Lubrifiants distribution area for Mobil lubricant products to cover all of France – excluding Corsica – including the principalities of Monaco and Andorra.