Volume 6 Issue 37

Sustainable Marine Fuels Require Lube Changes

The push to halt climate change is causing the shipping industry to shift to new types of fuels, and industry stakeholders should collaborate to determine the performance needs for the next generation of cylinder oils, speakers said during an online webinar last week.

Russian, Korean Brands Gain Ground in Moscow

Western motor oil brands continue to lose shares of sales in and around Moscow, while domestic and Korean brands have taken up slack since last summer, according to a recent study. Shell and ExxonMobil’s combined share of area consumer engine oil sales shrank from 23% to 8%, while that of Lukoil and Sintec jumped from 15% to 25%.

Lubes’n’Greases September Issue Available

The September issue explores the benefits of automated industrial coolant systems as well as the cost savings associated with switching to lower-viscosity heavy-duty engine oils. Plus, learn about how the recently updated JASO motorcycle oil specification differs from its predecessor and how a carefully developed business strategy can contribute to your company’s ultimate success.

Germany Lube Demand Keeps Falling

Finished lubricants demand in Germany, including process oils, dropped 22% in June, continuing a trend of year-on-year decreases every month this year, according to data released by a government agency Sept. 4. The nation’s lube sales declined to 40,165 metric tons in June, compared to 51,179 tons in the same month last year. June’s volume was the lowest for a month this year, followed by 42,149 tons in April.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Courting OEMs, Other Types of Customers

Japan Lube Consumption Rises

Fuchs Buys Partner Share of Chile J.V.

Briefly Noted

Domestic sales of new vehicles in South Africa decreased 3% to 45,679 units in August, compared to the same month last year, according to data released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa.