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BP reported underlying replacement cost profit before interest and tax of $265 million for its Castrol lubricants business in the second quarter, improving 321% from 2020’s second quarter, which was heavily impacted by the onset of COVID-19, and $599 million for the first half of this year, a 160% jump.  Al Babtain Group will distribute Petronas Lubricants International’s engine oils and industrial lubricants in Kuwait under a new partnership. On Aug. 1, Norway-based global maritime group Wilhelmsen began to take over sales, logistics and consulting for Germany-based Kluber Lubrication’s maritime lubricants portfolio, initially within European countries and Southeast Asia, followed by the rest of the world from October onwards.

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