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

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 …

South Korea Base Oil Exports Slip

South Korea Base Oil Exports Slip

South Korea’s base oil export volume for March was down 2% year to year, after being flat for two consecutive months, …

Earnings Jump for Richful, Lopal

Earnings Jump for Richful, Lopal

Chinese companies Jiangsu Lopal Tech Co. and Richful Lube Additive Co. each reported increases in profits for the fourth …

Brazil Base Oil Output Fell in February

Brazil Base Oil Output Fell in February

Brazil’s production of base oil – mostly API Group I – dropped 15% in February, and imports were down by more than …

Perstorp Announces Another Expansion

Perstorp Announces Another Expansion

Specialty chemical supplier Perstorp AB will build a new plant at an existing site in Sweden to bring an additional 70,0 …

Circularity of Hard-to-recycle Plastics

Circularity of Hard-to-recycle Plastics

The recycling industry has struggled with the circularity of hard-to-recycle plastics and produce material that can go i …

Eastern Lubricants’ Earnings Fall

Eastern Lubricants’ Earnings Fall

Bangladesh’s Eastern Lubricants Blenders Ltd. reported steep drops in profit and revenue for the quarter ending Dec. 3 …

Renewables to Drive China’s Carbon Reduction

Renewables to Drive China’s Carbon Reduction

An increase in renewable power in China to support the country’s strong growth in electrification is expected to be ke …

Report: EV Uptake Will Depend on Policies

Report: EV Uptake Will Depend on Policies

The global share of electric vehicles in new vehicle sales could increase to 25%-30% in 2030 and as high as 90% in 2050 …

U.S. Base Oil Production Declines

U.S. Base Oil Production Declines

United States base oil output declined more than 10% in January, compared to the same month last year, and was down 8% f …

Evonik Adds Isobutene Derivatives Capacity

Evonik Adds Isobutene Derivatives Capacity

Evonik said March 30 that it has invested at least €10 million to increase capacity for isobutene derivatives by more …

MJL Profits Drop Steeply

MJL Profits Drop Steeply

Lubricant blender and supplier MJL Bangladesh reported a steep drop in profits and a slight increase in sales revenue f …

Japan Lube Sales Dipped in February

Japan Lube Sales Dipped in February

Finished lubricants consumption in Japan edged down 1% to 127,473 kiloliters in February, from 128,987 kL in the same mo …

ExxonMobil LAO Plant to Open in 2023

ExxonMobil LAO Plant to Open in 2023

ExxonMobil announced March 24 that construction is progressing on a new linear alpha olefins manufacturing unit at its i …

Mixed Year for Perimeter Solutions

Mixed Year for Perimeter Solutions

Perimeter Solutions SA’s oil additives business reported lower earnings and sales for the fourth quarter and lower ear …

Selby, Lubricant Testing Giant, Dies

Selby, Lubricant Testing Giant, Dies

Ted Selby, founder of the Savant Group and a giant in the field of lubricant testing, died Monday at the age of 93. Over …