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

In Spain Demand Fell, Waste Program Spread

In Spain Demand Fell, Waste Program Spread

Spain’s lubricant consumption dropped 13% to 397,074 metric tons in 2020, according to Sigaus, a non-profit entity tha …

Earnings Rise for Hi-Tech, MJL

Earnings Rise for Hi-Tech, MJL

For the quarter ending March 31, MJL Bangladesh Ltd. and Pakistan’s Hi-Tech Lubricants both reported higher profit and …

Japan Lubes Demand Up Again

Japan Lubes Demand Up Again

Finished lubricants consumption in Japan grew 15% year-to-year in March, the third month in the past four that output ex …

Pandemic Hammers India Auto Sales

Pandemic Hammers India Auto Sales

For the fiscal year ending March 31, India’s domestic automotive sales declined for all segments, most sharply in the …

Earnings Rise for Valvoline, HCC

Earnings Rise for Valvoline, HCC

Valvoline posted higher sales and operating income for its fiscal quarter ending March 31, and Heritage-Crystal Clean’ …

ACEA Releases Updated Oil Sequences

ACEA Releases Updated Oil Sequences

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association published a long-awaited update to its passenger car engine oil specif …

Profits Climb for BP, Fuchs

Profits Climb for BP, Fuchs

The first quarter of 2021 was bullish for two of the world’s largest lubricant suppliers, BP’s Castrol unit and Fuch …

China Truck Standard Now Due July 1

China Truck Standard Now Due July 1

The Chinese government announced on April 25 that the parts of its China VI emission standard applying to heavy diesel v …

Profits Climb at S-Oil, Castrol India

Profits Climb at S-Oil, Castrol India

Castrol India and South Korean refiner S-Oil both reported large increases in profits and revenue for the quarter ending …

Profits Down, Sales Up for Afton

Profits Down, Sales Up for Afton

Rounding out a year since COVID-19 struck its home market, Afton Chemical continued to run behind pre-pandemic performan …

EPA Changes Tack on California Standards

EPA Changes Tack on California Standards

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering a 2019 action that sought to end a policy allowing Ca …

Perstorp Declares Force Majeure

Perstorp Declares Force Majeure

Perstorp declared force majeure on April 12 for supply of pentaerythritol mono and related materials, citing a pressure …

Moresco Earnings Dropped During Pandemic

Moresco Earnings Dropped During Pandemic

Japanese specialty lubricant manufacturer Moresco Corp. reported lower sales of specialty lubricants and synthetic oils …

Pandemic Bit into Brazil’s Auto Sales

Pandemic Bit into Brazil’s Auto Sales

Passenger car registrations in Brazil declined in December and for full year 2020 due to impacts from the COVID-19 pande …

EPA Seeks Input on Two Additives

EPA Seeks Input on Two Additives

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is asking for additional public input on final rules for five chemical …

Conductive Deposits Pose Threats to EVs

Conductive Deposits Pose Threats to EVs

Electrically conductive layer deposits are emerging as a new corrosion concern in electric motors in hybrid and electric …

Quaker Forms JV with Equipment Supplier

Quaker Forms JV with Equipment Supplier

Metalworking fluids supplier Quaker Houghton announced today a joint venture with Grindaix GmbH, a Germany-based, high-t …

Liqui Moly Posts Solid First Quarter

Liqui Moly Posts Solid First Quarter

German lubricant and aftermarket additive maker Liqui Moly said its profits and sales for the first quarter were the sam …