Volume 4 Issue 12

Lubricant Supply Crisis Grows in Ukraine

Ukraine Railways is facing difficulties obtaining finished lubricants after some marketers failed to fulfill call-off contracts and other pre-qualified companies declined to place bids on the latest February tender, according to ProZorro, a Ukrainian public e-procurement system. Another reason is the dramatic drop of Russian base oil exports to the country.

ECHA Starts 2021 HazMat Consultation

The European Chemicals Agency started public consultation March 9 on eight proposed substances proposed for designation as being of very high concern, the first for 2021. These include several chemicals with uses in lubricants, lubricant additives and corrosion inhibitors.

After Fire, Rouen Adopts Alert System

A year and a half after a fire at a local lubricant additive factory, the northern France city of Rouen has adopted a system that will use SMS alerts to inform area residents of industrial accidents. The municipality implemented its program following complaints that an existing state system was not activated in a timely manner during the fire at a plant operated by Lubrizol.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Korean Base Oil Exports Dipped in 2020

Indonesia Exonerates Astra Honda

Cosan Considers IPO for Moove

Briefly Noted

In February, new passenger car registrations in the European Union dropped by 19.3%, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association reported, noting that COVID containment measures and uncertainty continue to weigh heavily on demand. With 771,486 units registered across the EU region, this marked the lowest February total on record since 2013.