Volume 2 Issue 1

ExxonMobil Moves Burbach, Dunning

ExxonMobil Corp. has named Moses W. Dunning Americas base stock manager, replacing Erwin R. Erv Burbach, who moved to a new position. Dunning has been with the company for 22 years, most recently in global marketing for lubricants and including a previous stint heading Exxons petroleum specialties business. Burbach, who has been with the company for 23 years, is now global supply manager for base stocks and specialties.

How Do Engine Oils Poison Catalysts?

Southwest Research Institute is combining two previously announced initiatives in an attempt to attract companies to study how lubricating oils poison automotive emissions control systems. Officials said the project is spurred by pending regulations expected to require new emissions control systems in the latter half of this decade. Experience with gasoline engines has shown that lubricating oils can reduce the efficiency of gasoline emissions control systems, Senior Research Scientist Gordon J....

J.V. Shuffle Roils German Market

Germanys lubricant market appears poised for a shake-up after Shell and RWE-DEA won partial approval for a German partnership, and Fuchs Petrolub announced the consequent end of its joint venture with DEA. Royal Dutch/Shell announced late last month that the German Cartel Office has approved the oil products part of the proposed downstream joint venture between Deutsche Shell GmbH and RWE-DEA, a subsidiary of RWE AG and one of Germanys largest oil companies. Fuchs announced the same week that, i...