Volume 2 Issue 22

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

The impact of the increasingly bitter trade feud between the United States and China is making itself felt across all shipping routes from the U.S. Gulf, resulting in reduced activity. Asian markets were quieter last week, whereas Europe stayed roughly the same.-by Adrian Brown

Tests Find Spanish Oils Mostly Compliant

A recent analysis of 25 engine oils by the Spanish Association of Lubricant Companies found that nearly all met labeling mandates as well as a few chemical requirements.

Russian Lube Demand on Downward Path

Russian finished lubricants demand was sluggish over the past few years because of an economic recession in the country, and consumption has not returned to 2014 levels yet, a consultancy found.

Gauging Lube Impacts of New Marine Fuels

Seventy-two percent of vessels are projected to use very-low-sulfur fuel oil after the International Maritime Organizations IMO 2020 regulation goes into effect next year, a marine lubricant supplier said recently, and the shipping industrys shortage of experience using such fuels increases the level of uncertainty about implications for marine lubricants.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Eppco Lubricants will supply lubricants, coolants and greases for the United Arab Emirates operations of Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Co., which distributes construction and commercial vehicles, under a recently signed three-year memorandum of understanding. Anna Mascolo will take over from Anne Anderson on July 1 as vice president of Shell Aviation, and Anderson is moving to a senior leadership role in Shells chemicals business. Shell Aviation provides fuels, lubricants and services to aircraft.