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

Yip’s Chemical Posts Operating Loss

Yip’s Chemical Posts Operating Loss

The lubricants business of Hong Kong-based Yip’s Chemical Holdings Ltd. reported an operating loss and an 8% decline i …

Afton Lifts Force Majeure

Afton Lifts Force Majeure

Afton Chemical lifted its force majeure declaration effective Sept. 8, the company confirmed to Lube Report. In July, Af …

Blue Tide Plans Texas Rerefinery

Blue Tide Plans Texas Rerefinery

Blue Tide Environmental – which is developing a network of used motor oil recycling facilities across North America …

France Lube Sales Fall in July

France Lube Sales Fall in July

France’s lubricant consumption fell 11% to 44,253 tons in July, compared to the same month last year, according to dat …

Profits Drop at Lopal, Rise at Richful

Profits Drop at Lopal, Rise at Richful

Chinese lubricant marketer Jiangsu Lopal Tech Co. reported that operating income for its lubricant products segment for …

South Korea Export Volume Dips

South Korea Export Volume Dips

The volume of base oil exported by South Korea fell 3% in August, compared to the same month last year, while the declar …

Tennessee Picked for Lithium Hydroxide Plant

Tennessee Picked for Lithium Hydroxide Plant

Piedmont Lithium chose Etowah, Tennessee as the site of a 30,000 metric tons per year lithium hydroxide plant, with comp …

Adjusting Marine Lubes for Ammonia Fuels

Adjusting Marine Lubes for Ammonia Fuels

As marine engine manufacturers develop equipment that can run on ammonia, it has become clear they will require modified …

PV Oil Lube’s Profits Rebound

PV Oil Lube’s Profits Rebound

PV Oil Lube JSC’s profit after tax jumped by more than 70% for the first six months of this year, likely benefiting fr …

California to Phase Out New ICE Vehicle Sales

California to Phase Out New ICE Vehicle Sales

The California Air Resources Board last month approved a rule that establishes a roadmap to end the sale of new internal …

U.S. Base Oil Exports Flat, Imports Down

U.S. Base Oil Exports Flat, Imports Down

Base oil exports from the United States were flat in June, while base oil imports into the country declined 9%, compared …

Analyzing Biofuels’ Impact on Marine Lubes

Analyzing Biofuels’ Impact on Marine Lubes

Biofuels are one key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping supply chain, and initial trials highlight t …

Raw Material Costs Hinder AP Oil’s Profits

Raw Material Costs Hinder AP Oil’s Profits

Singaporean independent lubricants blender AP Oil reported that its net profit dropped 39% to Singaporean $1 million (U. …

Japan Lube Consumption Falls

Japan Lube Consumption Falls

Finished lubes consumption in Japan fell 7%, while production edged up 3% in July, and lubricant imports fell more than …

U.S. Base Oil Production Down in June

U.S. Base Oil Production Down in June

Base oil production in the United States declined 8% in June, compared to the same month last year, according to data re …

Castrol Invests in EV Batteries, Fluid Research

Castrol Invests in EV Batteries, Fluid Research

BP earlier this month announced plans to invest up to £50 million to build an electric vehicle battery testing center a …

Study Says India Market Recovered

Study Says India Market Recovered

Lubricant demand in India – including process oils – rebounded to 2.8 million metric tons in 2021 and is expected to …

Thai Oil Earnings Fell in Second Quarter

Thai Oil Earnings Fell in Second Quarter

Thai Oil reported that net profit for its base oil business fell 60% in the second quarter, compared to the same period …