Volume 2 Issue 2

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

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

Oxea Lifts Force Majeure at Plant in Germany

Oxea lifted the force majeure declaration for products from its plant in Oberhausen, Germany, where production units are running at normal capacity again following the restoration of synthesis gas production, the company announced Friday. A spokesman confirmed that affected products included two amines and one polyalcohol used in lubricants.

Marine Lube Market: Challenging But Growing

Marine lubricant marketers and their customers face several significant challenges in coming years, but the market is growing and still offers opportunities to new and existing suppliers, an industry insider said at a recent conference.

Russian Survey Tabs Popular Oils

Shell, Lukoil and ExxonMobil were the three most popular engine oil brands in a recent survey of Russian motorists.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Madrid-based Repsol Lubricants and Total Lubmarine extended their partnership for a further three years, allowing Total to continue to manufacture and distribute Repsol’s line of marine lubes.  Petronas Lubricants International signed a partnership with Dubai-based Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, which will distribute Petronas’ range of automotive lubricants in the United Arab Emirates within the first quarter of 2019.  Independent lubricants manufacturer Fuchs Lubricants Co. selected Esker to automate its sales order process.