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

Japan Consumption Jumped 20% in 2022

Japan Consumption Jumped 20% in 2022

Japan’s domestic finished lubricant consumption rose 28% and its lubricant production jumped 33% in December, accordin …

S-Oil Profits Rose in Fourth Quarter, 2022

S-Oil Profits Rose in Fourth Quarter, 2022

The base oil and lubricants business of S-Oil reported a 23% increase in operating profit for the quarter ending Dec. 31 …

Afton Profits Surge in Q4, 2022

Afton Profits Surge in Q4, 2022

Afton Chemical posted operating profit jumps of 188% for the fourth quarter and 35% for the full year, boosted by increa …

U.S. Base Oil Production Falls

U.S. Base Oil Production Falls

The United States produced 4.7 million barrels of base oils in November, 3% less than the same month of 2021 and the fou …

Conoil Profits Take a Dive

Conoil Profits Take a Dive

Nigerian lubricants blender and marketer Conoil reported 63% less gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2022 and a 57% …

BP Forecasts Huge Jump in Electric Vehicles

BP Forecasts Huge Jump in Electric Vehicles

The share of electric vehicles in the global vehicle parc could rise to 30-35% by 2035 and 80% by 2050 according to BP f …

Thailand Picked for Biobased Acids Plant

Thailand Picked for Biobased Acids Plant

French biochemical company Afyren and Thai sugar producer Mitr Phol Group will partner to establish a biorefinery in Tha …

China’s Vehicle Registrations Slip in 2022

China’s Vehicle Registrations Slip in 2022

China’s new motor vehicle registrations – including cars, trucks and motorcycles – declined 5% to 34.8 million in …

Aramco Subsidiary Absorbs Motiva Trading

Aramco Subsidiary Absorbs Motiva Trading

Saudi Aramco announced Jan. 18 that Houston-based Aramco Trading Americas LLC will be the sole supplier and “offtaker …

U.S. Auto Sales Slip in 2022

U.S. Auto Sales Slip in 2022

Auto sales in the United States declined 8% to 13.7 million units in 2022, the lowest full-year sales total since 2011, …

Liqui Moly Sales Up for 2022

Liqui Moly Sales Up for 2022

German lubricants and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly reported that its sales revenue rose 10% in 2022 to …

South Korea Base Oil Exports Decline

South Korea Base Oil Exports Decline

South Korea base oil exports volume fell 27%, and the declared value of the exported base oil declined 19% in December, …

Japan Vehicle Sales Decline in 2022

Japan Vehicle Sales Decline in 2022

Total domestic vehicle sales in Japan decreased slightly, and passenger car sales slipped 8% in 2022, according to data …

Maleic Anhydride Plant to be Built in West Virginia

Maleic Anhydride Plant to be Built in West Virginia

TCL Specialties LLC, a subsidiary of India’s Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd., will break ground this month on two manufactur …

Petromin Reportedly Prepares IPO

Petromin Reportedly Prepares IPO

Saudi Arabian lubricants blender Petromin plans to raise up to $1 billion via an initial public offering, Bloomberg repo …

France Lube Consumption Fell in November

France Lube Consumption Fell in November

Lubricant consumption in France fell 9% to 41,317 tons in November, compared to the same month last year, Paris-based Pr …

Moresco Reports Increased Sales

Moresco Reports Increased Sales

Japanese specialty lubricant manufacturer Moresco reported a 14% increase in sales revenue for its specialty lubricants …

ExxonMobil Keeps Thailand Lubes Business

ExxonMobil Keeps Thailand Lubes Business

ExxonMobil announced yesterday that it will create a new company for its finished lubricants and chemicals business in T …