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

Use of Natural Gas Engines Forecast to Rise

Use of Natural Gas Engines Forecast to Rise

Global demand for natural gas engine oils in non-transport applications will grow at a compound annual rate of 4% throug …

Fuchs Buys Stake in Electrolytes Start-up

Fuchs Buys Stake in Electrolytes Start-up

German independent lubricants maker Fuchs Group entered the battery market by acquiring 28% of the shares in E-Lyte Inno …

South Korea Base Oil Exports Drop

South Korea Base Oil Exports Drop

South Korea’s base oil export volumes dropped almost 20% in April, continuing a trend of year-on-year flat or lower mo …

Travel Rebound Boosts Gulf’s Sales

Travel Rebound Boosts Gulf’s Sales

Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. reported improved quarterly revenues and sales volumes for the quarter ended March 31 and …

Profits, Sales up for Vertex, Perimeter

Profits, Sales up for Vertex, Perimeter

Vertex Energy Inc. reported large increases in gross profit and revenues for its used motor oil collection and processin …

France Sales Rose in March

France Sales Rose in March

Finished lubricant consumption in France increased to 52,948 metric tons in March, up 2% from the same month last year, …

TotalEnergies, New Hope Partner on Recycling Plant

TotalEnergies, New Hope Partner on Recycling Plant

One key challenge for companies in plastics recycling is finding customers for the transformed plastic waste and puttin …

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 …