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

Profits Fall at Thai Oil, Rise for Hi-Tech

Profits Fall at Thai Oil, Rise for Hi-Tech

Citing lower sales volumes and tighter margins, Thai Oil’s base oil business recorded a 59% year-to-year drop in net p …

Petronas to Acquire Perstorp

Petronas to Acquire Perstorp

Malaysia’s Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad announced Tuesday it will acquire Sweden-based specialty chemicals company …

Oleon Builds Factory in Houston

Oleon Builds Factory in Houston

Oleochemical producer Oleon started construction of a new esters plant in Baytown, Texas, a $50 million investment, the …

Moove Posts Higher Profits

Moove Posts Higher Profits

Moove, Brazil-based Cosan’s lubricants arm, reported higher profits and revenue despite lower sales volume in the firs …

Evonik to Shed Performance Materials

Evonik to Shed Performance Materials

Evonik announced last week that it will exit its Performance Materials business unit, which supplies some intermediate c …

Nynas to Reduce Asia Presence

Nynas to Reduce Asia Presence

Nynas AB will reduce its direct sales presence in the Asia-Pacific region, the company said today in an announcement abo …

GS Caltex Profits Dip, Castrol India’s Rise

GS Caltex Profits Dip, Castrol India’s Rise

GS Caltex’s base oil and lubricant business reported lower profit on higher sales, while Castrol India reported increa …

Income Up at Valvoline, HF Sinclair

Income Up at Valvoline, HF Sinclair

Increased expenses caused Valvoline Inc.’s operating income to dip despite a 26% jump in sales revenues for the three …

Brazil Base Oils Dipped in March

Brazil Base Oils Dipped in March

Brazil’s base oil output – mostly API Group I oils – declined 6% to 44,000 metric tons in March, while base oil im …

Costs Impact Profits for Castrol, Conoil

Costs Impact Profits for Castrol, Conoil

BP reported that the underlying replacement cost profit before interest and tax for its Castrol lubricants business was …

Mixed Results for Korean Base Oil Refiners

Mixed Results for Korean Base Oil Refiners

S-Oil reported a slight increase in profits for its base oil and lubricants business for the quarter ending March 31, wh …

U.S. Base Oil Output Up in February

U.S. Base Oil Output Up in February

Base oil production in the United States rose by 34% in February, compared to the same month last year, a U.S. governmen …

Oqema Acquires French Distributor

Oqema Acquires French Distributor

German chemicals distributor Oqema acquired the Orosolv Group, a French distributor of lubricants and other products, to …

Sales Climb for Moresco

Sales Climb for Moresco

Japanese specialty lubricant maker Moresco Corp. reported higher sales for its fiscal year that ended in February for sp …

India Auto Sales Yet to Recover

India Auto Sales Yet to Recover

Although India’s domestic automotive sales remained below pre-pandemic levels for the fiscal year ended March 31, pass …

Call for More Efficient Hydraulic Fluids

Call for More Efficient Hydraulic Fluids

Energy-efficient hydraulic fluids are proving crucial as some types of off-highway vehicles – such as backhoe loaders …

Cyclevia Boosts France’s Used Oil Sector

Cyclevia Boosts France’s Used Oil Sector

A French association of lubricant suppliers this month announced the formation of Cyclevia, a nonprofit organization tas …

France’s Lube Demand Declines

France’s Lube Demand Declines

France’s finished lubricant consumption declined to 42,319 metric tons in February, a 7% decline from the same month l …