George Gill

George@lubesngreases.com

Senior Editor, Lube Report - George Gill joined LNG Publishing in 2006 as editor of the weekly Lube Report newsletter. George holds a bachelor’s degree in English, with an emphasis in non-fiction writing, from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He caught the journalism bug there after taking a newswriting class in summer 1986 and working as assistant news editor at the university’s Broadside weekly student newspaper during his 1986-1987 senior year. Prior to joining LNG, George spent the bulk of his journalism career at the Loudoun Times-Mirror weekly newspaper in Leesburg, Virginia, as reporter from 1988 to 1990, and as business editor from 1994 to 2006.

Recent Articles

Nigerian Blenders Struggle with Pandemic

Nigerian Blenders Struggle with Pandemic

Discouraging imports of low-grade blended lubricants and curtailing sales of straight mineral oils promoted as finished …

Indian Oil Plans Gujarat Base Oil Plant

Indian Oil Plans Gujarat Base Oil Plant

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. plans to construct a 235,000 metric ton per year base oil plant at its Gujarat, India, refinery as …

BASF Expands Esters Plant in China

BASF Expands Esters Plant in China

BASF said Monday that it will almost double synthetic ester base stocks production capacity at its Jinshan, China, site …

Thirst Increases for Motorcycle Oils

Thirst Increases for Motorcycle Oils

The global motorcycle oils market is projected to grow by a compound annual rate of 1.5% to 2% during the next four year …

Oxea Boosts Isononanoic Acid Capacity

Oxea Boosts Isononanoic Acid Capacity

OQ Chemicals – formerly Oxea – recently completed an expansion at its site in Oberhausen, Germany, increasing its is …

Europe Motorcycle Oil Demand to Stay Flat

Europe Motorcycle Oil Demand to Stay Flat

The global motorcycle oils market is projected to grow by a compound annual rate of 1.5% to 2% during the next four year …

Hindustan Petroleum Sales Rise

Hindustan Petroleum Sales Rise

Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. reported that its lubricant sales edged up 0.7% in fiscal year 2019-2020, as it makes a p …

Asia Still Rules for Motorcycle Oils

Asia Still Rules for Motorcycle Oils

The global motorcycle oils market is projected to grow by a compound annual rate of 1.5% to 2% during the next four year …

Hydrodec Plans JV With Transformer Recycler

Hydrodec Plans JV With Transformer Recycler

Transformer oil rerefiner Hydrodec announced it is forming a joint venture with a U.S. company that recycles electrical …

Calumet Lubes Reportedly on Sales Block

Calumet Lubes Reportedly on Sales Block

Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP, which has struggled to make profits in recent years, is considering a sale of it …

ExxonMobil, Ampol Ally in Australia

ExxonMobil, Ampol Ally in Australia

Ampol will blend, distribute and market Mobil lubricants in Australia under a marketing alliance with ExxonMobil announc …

California Sets Mandate for Zero-emission Vehicles

California Sets Mandate for Zero-emission Vehicles

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order last week requiring that all new passenger vehicles to be zero-em …

U.S. Finished Lube Prices on the Move

U.S. Finished Lube Prices on the Move

Several major and independent lubricant marketers notified customers of finished lubricant price hikes in the United Sta …

Firm Forecasts Quick Recovery in India

Firm Forecasts Quick Recovery in India

India’s economic recovery from COVID-19 lockdowns is progressing, with encouraging signs in automotive, industrial and …

China’s Energy Demand Continues Upward Creep

China’s Energy Demand Continues Upward Creep

Despite slowing demand growth, China will remain the world’s largest primary energy consumer out to 2050, growing by a …

Disruptions Lead to Shorter Supply Chains

Disruptions Lead to Shorter Supply Chains

The coronavirus pandemic is leading many business to shorten supply chains in response to difficulties obtaining materia …

Profits Drop at Lanka IOC, Petronas

Profits Drop at Lanka IOC, Petronas

Lubricant supplier Lanka IOC reported a steep net loss, and the lubricants business segment of Malaysian state-owned oil …

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Fluor Corp. announced on Sept. 15 that it safely achieved mechanical completion of Valvoline’s lubricants blending pla …