Mobil 1 Availability Running Low?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AmsoilPower, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. AmsoilPower

    AmsoilPower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 938

    Here is a portion of a Amsoil news bulletin regarding Mobil 1 having to allocate inventory due to the recent hurricanes. May not turn into a big deal, but could also lead to higher prices for Mobil products. Take it for what you want, but I know there are alot of Mobil 1 lovers :confused: so I thought I would post it.

    – MOBIL 1 Products on Allocation –

    According to the October 15 edition of Jobbers World Online News Brief, selected ExxonMobil synthetic products have been put on allocation effective October 1, 2008. The announcement explained, “ExxonMobil marketers (and direct served customers) were advised that allocation of Mobil 1 lubricants will take effect October 1 as a result of Hurricane Ike causing significant disruptions to supply lines to ExxonMobil Chemical’s (EMC) Beaumont, TX plant.” They went on to state, “According to marketers, the allocation is expected to last several months and impact availability of most Mobil 1 lubricants. Allocations are said to range from 15% to 100% based on lubricant type and package.” The article also implied that if you went to a local store and looked at the retail shelves at lunch time today, you might find the lubricant section slightly less stocked than normal already.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    There are other shortages as well, I was tempted to take pictures of the empty
    shelves at the grocery store but the complete lack of amusement in that stopped me.

    The good news is Russia asserts this is no crisis, and I believe them.

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