George Gill

George@lubesngreases.com

Senior Editor Lube Report

Recent Articles

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Hyundai Shell Base Oil

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Hyundai Shell Base Oil

Base Oil refiners GS Caltex and Hyundai Shell Base Oil both posted increases in operating profit and drops in sales for …

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

For the quarter ending June 30, Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP reported a net profit, while Quaker Chemical, Hol …

Novvi Base Oil Plant Starts Production

Novvi Base Oil Plant Starts Production

Chevron and Novvi LLC announced the first production of fully renewable base oil from Novvi’s Deer Park facility in Ho …

Total to Expand UK Blending Plant

Total to Expand UK Blending Plant

Total Lubricants last week announced an expansion plan to develop and upgrade its blending plant site in Ferrybridge in …

Recovering Fishing Vessel Waste Oil

Recovering Fishing Vessel Waste Oil

A city on South Korea’s Jeju Island says a project that recovers waste lubricants generated by fishing vessels is help …

Yushiro Chemical Earnings

Yushiro Chemical Earnings

Metalworking fluids and industrial oil producer Yushiro Chemical Industry reported lower sales and a steep decrease in o …

Q2 Profits Down for Afton, Valvoline

Q2 Profits Down for Afton, Valvoline

Afton Chemical recorded lower operating profit and sales for its second quarter, and Valvoline reported decreases in ope …

Pandemic Depresses Fuchs’ Profits, Sales

Pandemic Depresses Fuchs’ Profits, Sales

Independent lubricants blender Fuchs Petrolub SE posted steep declines in profit and sales for the second quarter, compa …

Study Forecasts Decline for India’s Aftermarket

Study Forecasts Decline for India’s Aftermarket

Spending in India on aftermarket engine oils and other aftermarket items will drop significantly in fiscal 2021 as a res …

SK’s Q2 Profits, Sales Fall

SK’s Q2 Profits, Sales Fall

SK Lubricants posted steep decreases in operating profit and sales for the second quarter, according to an earnings repo …

Rules Require Diligence from Quick Lubes

Rules Require Diligence from Quick Lubes

Enforcement of engine oil and transmission product labeling and receipt requirements that impact quick lubes and their d …

Revenues Drop for HCC

Revenues Drop for HCC

Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment – which includes oil collection activities, rerefining activities and …

Slump, Rebound Forecast for Wind Energy Lubes

Slump, Rebound Forecast for Wind Energy Lubes

The current economic downturn should cause a setback for demand of lubricants used in wind turbines, but the industry sh …

S-Oil Earnings Jumped

S-Oil Earnings Jumped

South Korean refiner S-Oil reported that its base oil business posted a strong increase in operating income and a drop i …

Slump Expected for Wind Energy Lubes

Slump Expected for Wind Energy Lubes

Global lubricant demand for wind energy is likely to hit a speed bump in the current economic climate but should rebound …

Expanding to Grow in Evolving Grease Market

Expanding to Grow in Evolving Grease Market

Aerospace Lubricants is nearing completion on an expansion to add 10 million pounds of grease production capacity at its …

Calumet to Close Plant, Furlough Workers

Calumet to Close Plant, Furlough Workers

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. will close a lubricants plant in New Jersey and furlough manufacturing employe …

ILMA Supports Infrastructure Investment

ILMA Supports Infrastructure Investment

The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association joined a manufacturing coalition urging Congress to advance a long-t …