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

India Wants More Oil Palm

India Wants More Oil Palm

An Indian government ministry approved money for a program to increase the country’s production of crude palm oil up t …

Hengmei to Build Lube Plant in Pakistan

Hengmei to Build Lube Plant in Pakistan

Chinese grease producer Hengmei Technology Grease Co. still plans to establish a lubricant blending plant in Pakistan’ …

Hi-Tech Posts Higher Profits

Hi-Tech Posts Higher Profits

Pakistan-based blender Hi-Tech Lubricants Ltd. reported higher consolidated net profit for the quarter and for the fisca …

Get Spiffy Buys Pit Crew

Get Spiffy Buys Pit Crew

North Carolina-based Get Spiffy, an on-demand car care services company, acquired Pit Crew, which provides mobile oil ch …

France’s Lube Demand Slows

France’s Lube Demand Slows

Although lubricant demand slowed in France in June – declining from the same month in 2020 for the first year-on-year …

Profits Up for Chevron Lanka

Profits Up for Chevron Lanka

Chevron Lubricants Lanka Plc reported increases in profits and sales for the quarter ending June 30, compared to the sam …

Hindustan Petroleum Sales Down

Hindustan Petroleum Sales Down

Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. reported that its sales of lubricants and greases declined 2% for the 2020-2021 fiscal ye …

Distributors Want Supply Chain Visibility

Distributors Want Supply Chain Visibility

Improving supply chain visibility, managing costs and overcoming labor shortages through innovation are three key concer …

Brazil Base Oil Imports Jumped in July

Brazil Base Oil Imports Jumped in July

Brazil’s base oil production was up 13% and its base oil import volumes were up by more than 150% in July, compared to …

SKF Lands Lubrication Filtration Firm

SKF Lands Lubrication Filtration Firm

SKF announced Sept. 1 that it completed the acquisition of Efolex AB, a manufacturer of Europafilter-branded industrial …

Japan Lubes Output Keeps Climbing

Japan Lubes Output Keeps Climbing

Japan’s lubricant consumption and production were both higher in July than in the same period last year and remained a …

Yushiro Profits Skyrocket

Yushiro Profits Skyrocket

Metalworking fluids and industrial lubricant producer Yushiro Chemical Industry reported a massive increase in operating …

Tall Oil Demand Said to be Rising

Tall Oil Demand Said to be Rising

Rising electric vehicle sales and global carbon-neutrality initiatives are helping drive demand for use of tall oil fatt …

Automakers Request Supplement to SP

Automakers Request Supplement to SP

Several automakers formally requested that the American Petroleum Institute’s Lubricants Group develop a supplement to …

Huntsman Boosts Amines Capacity

Huntsman Boosts Amines Capacity

Huntsman Corp.’s Performance Products division will expand its manufacturing facility in Petfurdo, Hungary, to meet gr …

Nigeria Mandates Lube Monitoring

Nigeria Mandates Lube Monitoring

Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources is collaborating with the Standards Organization of Nigeria to curb supply …

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Thai Oil

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Thai Oil

GS Caltex’s lube division, Thai Oil Group’s base oil business and KH Neochem’s performance materials segment all r …

July Strong for South Korean Base Oils

July Strong for South Korean Base Oils

South Korea exported a greater volume of base oils in June, compared to the same month last year, while the declared exp …