Volume 2 Issue 34

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

U.S. markets are still reasonably active for the time of year. European coastal markets have picked up after a slow start to the month, and August space has tightened out in Asia too.-by Adrian Brown

Romanian Engine Oil Demand on the Rise

Engine oil demand in Romania increased by 8.8 percent in 2018, compared to the year before, as used car sales spiked over the same period of time, according to Ziarul Financier, a Romanian business publication.

Hydrodec's Australian Assets Destined for UK

United Kingdom-based Hydrodec Group this week unveiled details of the sale of its Australian hydrotreater - to its biggest shareholder, who will have the plant dismantled and shipped to the U.K.

Mixed Results for EU Vehicle Sales

Commercial vehicle registrations across the Europe Union grew 5.8 percent to almost 1.4 million vehicles over the first six months of this year, while passenger car registrations declined 3.1 percent to 8.2 million registrations, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Petronas named Charc as its lubricants distributor in Portugal. Detlef Stulzebach joined the management of Freudenstadt, Germany-basedGeorg Oest Mineralolwerk GmbH & Co.‘s lubricants business.