Base Oils Through the Tough Years
In what will be my last column for Lubes’n’Greases magazine—I’ll still be writing for Lube Report—I considered that I should reflect on the past couple of years from a base oil perspective.
First, along came the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by an unforeseen war in Ukraine. The effects of these events have been enormous globally. A snowball effect has arisen from the war, with vows being made to Ukraine in its defense against the Russian military by many allied nations around the world. Even those countries that had shown early leanings toward Putin and Russia have now gone cooler. China and India are among those that have now retreated from support for the invasion.