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June 18, 2019

Volume 2 Issue 25

Neste Settles Dispute With Bapco

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Finnish refiner Neste announced the settlement of a previously undisclosed dispute with Bahrain Petroleum Co. and Nogaholding, its partners in a joint venture API Group III base oil project in Sitra, Bahrain. read more

Natural Gas Engines’ Thirst for Oil to Grow

Demand for engine oil used in natural gas engines is projected to grow over the next few years as governments push for cleaner fuel alternatives, according to a market report by consultancy firm Kline & Co. read more

EAL Performance Triggers Rules Update

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Norway-based classification society DNV GL will update its shaft alignment design rules to differentiate between environmentally acceptable lubricants and mineral oils in stern tubes effective July 1, adding a viscosity influence parameter to existing lubrication rule criteria for the aft most propeller shaft bearings. read more

Briefly Noted

Lukoil Marine Lubricants renewed an agreemend with Kuwait Oil Tanker Co., a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corp., to supply its full fleet of tanker vessels with marine lubricants.  Al Manar Trading & Distribution Co. agreed to a deal with Total to exclusively distribute Elf-brand lubricants, including engine oils and hydraulic oils, in Egypt.