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ADNOC Signs Exclusive Agreement with Penthol for Group III Base Oil Sales into USA

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced last Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with Penthol, appointing them as exclusive seller of ADNOC’s Group III base oil into the United States of America.


FUCHS Opens New $26 Million Chicago Grease Plant

FUCHS PETROLUB SE last Monday announced the grand opening of a new $26 million grease manufacturing plant, research laboratory and warehouse in Harvey, Illinois, on Chicago's south side. The facility is FUCHS' second grease plant in the United States, with the other in Kansas City, Mo.


Dan Sheets to Retire; Tom Curtis to Succeed Him as President of Lubrizol Additives

Effective November 1, 2017, Tom Curtis, currently vice president of Engine Oils will be appointed corporate senior vice president and president of Lubrizol Additives, replacing Dan Sheets, who has announced his intent to retire at the end of 2017, completing his 33-year career with the company.


Ford Motor Updates List of Acceptable DEOs

In October 2016, Ford Motor advised that it only recommends oils that meet Ford Material Engineering Specification WSS-M2C171-F1 for use in any of its diesel engines. In December, Ford released a list of over 200 acceptable oils which has been updated.

Idemitsu Kosan and Showa Shell Form Alliance

Japan's Idemitsu Kosan Company and Showa Shell Sekiyu KK said on May 9 that they have signed an agreement to form a business alliance, dubbed the "Brighter Energy Alliance', ahead of Idemitsu’s planned takeover of Showa Shell.


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