In yesterday’s article and podcast, I warned that the US supply of diesel engine oil faced a near-total wipeout in the next 8 weeks due to a supply chain shortage of chemical additives used to make diesel engine oil. The so-called “base oils” are not reportedly in short supply, but the chemical additives — rust inhibitors, anti-foaming agents, dispersing agents, etc. — have suffered extreme supply chain problems, leading to production shortages for the final oil product.
There are also shortages in packaging materials used to hold, transport and dispose of chemical additives. (See the full list below.)
As of right now, this critical supply chain shortage is being exclusively reported by Natural News. To our knowledge, no one in the corporate media has covered this issue, and even across the alt media, traction for this story has so far been minimal. As promised yesterday, we have been researching the supply chain for diesel engine oil additives, and today we present the results of that investigation.
As it turns out, the supply chain for diesel engine oil additives is in worse shape than we feared. See the list here, and feel free to re-post this list with credit to NaturalNews.com. Note that some of these Force Majeure declarations impact additive packaging and transportation (such as HDPE drums) as well as base oil feed stocks (such as light crude oil). Finally, realize that what we are showing here merely scratches the surface of the supply chain disruption affecting engine oil. There are no doubt dozens more examples of force majeure declarations that haven’t been made public or aren’t easy to find online. So take this list as a small sampling of what’s really happening.