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April 9, 2019

Volume 2 Issue 15

ACEA 2018 Delayed Until 2020

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association’s 2018 engine oil sequences will be delayed until at least mid-2020, ACEA’s heavy-duty diesel chairman told a conference in Germany last week. He added, though, that the delay would not cause significant problems. read more

Albania Base Oil Plant Idled

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A refinery in Ballsh, Albania, and its associated API Group I base oil plant has been idled since January because of irregular crude oil supply. read more

Aegean Emerges from Chapter 11

Marine fuels and lubricants supplier Aegean Marine Petroleum Network emerged from Chapter 11 restructuring last week under a new name – Minerva Bunkering – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercuria Energy Group Ltd., an independent energy and commodity company based in Geneva, Switzerland. read more

Briefly Noted

Azelis and Derives Resiniques et Terpeniques, a Dax, France-based rosin and turpentine derivatives manufacturer, signed an agreement to distribute tall oil fatty acids and distilled tall oil throughout Europe – with the exception of Spain and Portugal – into the lubricants market, among others.  Gazpromneft-Lubricants attained a National Sanitation Foundation International H1 category registration for incidental food contact for its Gazpromneft White Oil T product line, enabling their use in food processing equipment.