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

Serbian Lube Firms Draw Multi-million-euro Bids

Serbian Lube Firms Draw Multi-million-euro Bids

Competition was fierce in bidding for two Serbian lubes companies that took place last month. The Privatization Agency o …

Sales Execs: Whos on Top Come Payday?

Sales Execs: Whos on Top Come Payday?

Sales and marketing managers who work for U.S. lubricant manufacturing companies earn an average of $114,826 a year, abo …

Seeking Graphite, Moly in Canada

Seeking Graphite, Moly in Canada

Two Canadian companies — Quinto Technology Inc. and Gowest Amalgamated Resources Ltd. — hope to find new sources of gr …

Apollo Acquires GE Advanced Materials

Apollo Acquires GE Advanced Materials

Apollo Management L.P. has acquired GEs Advanced Materials business, a chemical company whose ceramics division makes bo …

Lube Plant Manager Salaries Near $100K, Survey Finds

Lube Plant Manager Salaries Near $100K, Survey Finds

Plant managers who work for U.S. lubricant manufacturing companies are paid an average of $99,672 a year, while their co …

Base Oil Price Report

Base Oil Price Report

HOUSTON – China is the land of the rising base oil demand, according to Joe Rousmaniere, head of Petronas base oil busin …

Motor Oil Warehouse Fire Declared Arson

Motor Oil Warehouse Fire Declared Arson

The Iowa State Fire Marshals office said that investigators are treating the Oct. 26 fire at a Stern Oil Co. facility in …

17 Stores Join VIOC Chain

17 Stores Join VIOC Chain

Valvoline Instant Oil Change, the nations second largest oil change chain, yesterday announced that franchisee Great Lak …

Marine Lube Supplier Pumps Up IPO

Marine Lube Supplier Pumps Up IPO

Marine fuel and lubricant supplier Aegean Marine Petroleum Network this month filed for its initial public stock offerin …

Dow Biocides, BASF Raise Chemical Prices

Dow Biocides, BASF Raise Chemical Prices

Dow Biocides and BASF have recently hiked prices for chemicals used in lubricant manufacturing.

Dow Biocides announced …

Forging Growth in Metalworking Fluid Market

Forging Growth in Metalworking Fluid Market

A recent Frost & Sullivan online analyst briefing on the U.S. and European metalworking fluid markets concluded niche ma …

Quaker Buys Partner’s Interest in China JV

Quaker Buys Partner’s Interest in China JV

Quaker Chemical Corp. on Nov. 9 announced it has acquired the 40 percent equity interest of Chinese joint venture partne …

Evans Industries Slides Under Delta Petroleum

Evans Industries Slides Under Delta Petroleum

The blending and filling operations of Harvey, La.-based Evans Industries, acquired earlier this month by diversified co …

Greif Buying Drum Manufacturer Evans

Greif Buying Drum Manufacturer Evans

Diversified container maker Greif Inc. is in the process of acquiring Evans Industries, which is the largest manufacture …

Profits Growing for Fuchs, Calumet

Profits Growing for Fuchs, Calumet

Fuchs Petrolub AG and Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP posted gains in third- quarter earnings reports last week. …

Serbia Selling Stakes in Lube Companies

Serbia Selling Stakes in Lube Companies

Greek chemical group Neochimiki is among the companies planning to bid Nov. 17 for 70 percent of Fabrika Maziva and for …

Greif Acquires Blagden Packaging

Greif Acquires Blagden Packaging

Diversified container maker Greif Inc. has announced an agreement to purchase Blagden Packaging Groups steel drum manufa …

Dalhstedt Takes Reins at Nynas Naphthenics

Dalhstedt Takes Reins at Nynas Naphthenics

Nynas Naphthenics, which is doing booming business in the growing naphthenic oils market, has reshuffled personnel and p …