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

China Auto Sales Drop Again

China Auto Sales Drop Again

Auto sales in China declined 1.9% in 2020 to 25.3 million units, according to data released by the China Association of …

ALS Acquires New Jersey-based Blender

ALS Acquires New Jersey-based Blender

Advanced Lubrication Specialties acquired the assets of Newark, New Jersey-based blender American Oil & Supply Inter …

Albemarle Boosts U.S. Lithium Capacity

Albemarle Boosts U.S. Lithium Capacity

Albemarle Corp. recently announced plans to double capacity at its lithium mine in Nevada in response to burgeoning dema …

EU Car Sales Fell in 2020

EU Car Sales Fell in 2020

Passenger car registrations in the European Union dropped by 23.7% to 9.9 million units in 2020 because of the COVID-19 …

Lube Consumption Drops in Japan

Lube Consumption Drops in Japan

Japan consumed 124,191 kiloliters (111,700 metric tons) of finished lubricants in November last year, down 23% from Nove …

South Korean Base Oil Exports Slip

South Korean Base Oil Exports Slip

South Korea exported less base oil at less value in November last year than in the same month of 2019, according to Kore …

WD-40 Income, Sales Up

WD-40 Income, Sales Up

WD-40 Co. reported net income of $23.6 million for the quarter ending Nov. 30, up 94% from $12.2 million in the same per …

SK Capital Invests in Lubes Distributor

SK Capital Invests in Lubes Distributor

SK Capital Partners L.P. made a controlling investment in Baltimore, Maryland-based lubricants and specialty chemicals d …

Fuchs’ Results Fell in 2020

Fuchs’ Results Fell in 2020

Fuchs Group issued a preliminary report yesterday showing a 7% decline in sales revenue for 2020 and a bit smaller decli …

U.S. Blocks Sime Darby Palm Oil

U.S. Blocks Sime Darby Palm Oil

The United States Customs and Border Protection agency last week announced a ban on palm oil l produced in Malaysia by S …

Finished Lube Prices Climbing

Finished Lube Prices Climbing

Several major and independent lubricant marketers informed customers of finished lube price increases in the United Stat …

Business Changes Have Environmental Aspects

Business Changes Have Environmental Aspects

Partly because of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are undergoing more change than ever these days, which of course …

Liqui Moly Claims Strong 2020 Finish

Liqui Moly Claims Strong 2020 Finish

German lubricant and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly reported 26% higher sales in November and 38% higher s …

Martin Midstream Sells Mega Lubricants

Martin Midstream Sells Mega Lubricants

Martin Midstream Partners LP sold assets used in connection with its Mega Lubricants shore- based terminals and marine l …

U.S. Agency Upbeat on Rerefining

U.S. Agency Upbeat on Rerefining

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy issued a report to Congress Dec. 23 advising that the level of …

End of Nynas Restructuring Delayed One Month

End of Nynas Restructuring Delayed One Month

Nynas AB announced yesterday that its reorganization is formally expected to be completed in January after resolving an …

2020: Busy Beyond Pandemic

2020: Busy Beyond Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic was the biggest news in any industry in 2020, but the region’s lubricant markets had plenty of o …

EPA Criticized for Marine Lubrication Proposal

EPA Criticized for Marine Lubrication Proposal

Several companies, including two from the lubricants industry, recently criticized a proposal by the United States Envir …