Volume 6 Issue 21

Taif’s PAO Plant Upgrade Completed

Russia’s only polyalphaolefins complex now can also produce polyalkylene glycols and complex esters, after completing an expansion that included a revamp of an existing finished lubricant factory, the company said in a recent news release.

Slicker Acquires Waste Oil Collector Oil Monster

Waste oil collector Slicker Recycling Ltd. acquired competitor Oil Monster for an undisclosed sum in mid-May. The purchase further strengthens Slicker’s position as the United Kingdom’s leading waste oil collector.

France Lube Demand Fell in March

France’s finished lubricant consumption fell 13% to 45,297 metric tons in March, pushing demand for the first quarter to a 5% decline, according to data released by the Paris-based Professional Lubricants Center.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Bharat to Build Another Blending Plant

South Korea Base Oil Exports Rose in April

API Publishes Carbon Footprint Methodology

Briefly Noted

Domestic sales of new vehicles in South Africa declined less than 1% to 37,107 units in April, compared to 37,195 units in the same month last year, according to data released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa.