Investigators from Michigan’s attorney general criminal division arrested four City Petroleum and Star Petroleum officials last week on felony charges for allegedly selling intentionally mislabeled motor oil to retailers. Read More
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Fuchs put a spotlight on 2013 lubricant demand of 35.3 million tons, demonstrating that nearly flat global growth masks big regional differences. China’s appetite for lubes – over 6 million tons in 2013 – puts it in first place, and the region’s meager per capita consumption (less than 4 kilograms) shows potential for lots more growth. Read More
Chevron Phillips Chemicals International N.V. named Mogoil GmbH distributor for high and low viscosity Synfluid polyalphaolefins in Russia. Hydrodec received an initial $2 million payment on its insurance claim relating to the Dec. 1 fire at its transformer oil rerefinery in Canton, Ohio. Beginning in March, U.S. auto dealers participating in the Hyundai Lubricants Program will provide Shell’s Quaker State branded motor oils when servicing vehicles.