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August 28, 2018

Volume 1 Issue 35

Glencore, Sinopec Vie for Chevron Assets

The South African Competition Commission last week qualified a bid by a group backed by Swiss mining company Glencore to acquire 75 percent of Chevron’s downstream operations in South Africa and all of its operations in Botswana. Chevron is now free to choose between that offer and another that was previously qualified from Sinopec. read more

Rosneft Lubes Sales Grew in 2017

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Rosneft’s sales of what it calls premium lubricants rose by 17 percent to 70,000 metric tons in 2017 thanks to stepped-up marketing in the corporate and retail segments, the company said in its latest annual report. read more

Slack Waxes in Demand in Europe

Slack wax from Russia and Uzbekistan is in high demand and selling for higher prices in Europe due to the holiday season in Poland and technical issues experienced by several major wax producers in Western Europe, an industry insider told Lube Report. read more

Briefly Noted

Burckhardt Compression and ExxonMobil signed a global lubricants collaboration agreement for cylinder lubrication oil and related services for operators of reciprocating compressors. The companies will provide equipment and technical lubrication services, performed globally by each companies’ field engineering teams, including training in products and lubrication best practices, lubricant analysis, equipment troubleshooting and maintenance support. United Kingdom-based Hydrodec Group plc’s transformer oil rerefining technology patent was extended to Europe, the company announced. The patent covers design and process improvements made to the rerefining process since 2009.