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NPD: Sell Oil for Aging Cars

Lube Report - June 2, 2004

Consumers are keeping aging vehicles on the road longer, which is creating a booming market for high mileage and synthet ...

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Outlook Solid for MWFs

Lube Report - June 2, 2004

The global metalworking fluids market is forecast to grow at 2.3 percent per year, from 2.2 million tons in 2012, to 2.5 ...

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STLE Welcomes Hunter as President

Lube Report - May 19, 2004

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Maureen Hunter started her 2014-2015 term as president of the Society of Tribologists and Lubri ...

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Takreers Group II/III Plant Delayed Again

Lube Report - April 7, 2004

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Takreers flagship 600,000 tons per year API Group II/III base oils plant at Ruwais, U. ...

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Fuchs Buys Lubritene, Lubrasa

Lube Report - April 7, 2004

Fuchs Petrolub SE said last week that it has agreed to buy Lubritene and Lubrasa, sister specialty lubricant companies b ...

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Shell: Engine Changes Challenge Lubes

Lube Report - March 10, 2004

Smaller engines with high efficiency rates and lower emissions are the latest industry trends that could pose big headac ...

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1Q Tough on Calumet

Lube Report - March 10, 2004

Calumet Specialty Products Partners reported a $49.8 million loss in its first quarter, compared to $46 million in net i ...

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Growth Flat for U.S. Lubes

Lube Report - September 24, 2003

Freedonia Groups latest study forecasts U.S. lubricants demand to expand by less than one percent per year to 2.5 billio ...

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WD-40 Reports Mixed Growth

Lube Report - September 24, 2003

WD-40 posted $10.3 million in net income for the quarter ending Feb. 28, down 1 percent from the year-ago period, with n ...

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Industrial Innovations Buys Advance Automation

Lube Report - September 10, 2003

Wyoming, Mich.-based Industrial Innovations has acquired Advance Products Corp.s die casting Automation division. Terms ...

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Nynas: Pale Oil Demand Outpaces Supply

Lube Report - August 27, 2003

Nynas sees a potential 1.4 million ton naphthenic base oil shortfall by 2016 and plans to help meet it, adding 350,000 t ...

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SK Sees Group III Shortfall

Lube Report - August 20, 2003

LONDON - SK Lubricants, unlike most other industry players, predicts an API Group III base oil deficit by 2017, and will ...

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4Q: Chemtura, Heritage, Calumet

Lube Report - August 20, 2003

Chemtura and Heritage-Crystal Clean reported positive numbers in fourth quarter and year end 2013 earnings, while Calume ...

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Additives Demand Outpaces Lubes

Lube Report - August 20, 2003

Global lubricant additive consumption will grow 2.2 percent per year from 4 million metric tons in 2012 to 4.5 million t ...

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Gulf Lubes
Spin-off OKd

Lube Report - August 6, 2003

Gulf Oil Corp. shareholders on Thursday gave a ringing endorsement to managements proposal to carve out the companys lub ...

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Lukoil Cuts More Lube Deals

Lube Report - July 30, 2003

Russian oil major Lukoil recently signed lubricants supply contracts with a number of business and government customers ...

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Q4 Update: Valvoline, S-Oil, Hydrodec

Lube Report - July 30, 2003

Ashlands Valvoline business posted increases in operating income and sales for the quarter ending Dec. 31, while base oi ...

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Eastman Lands BP Jet Oil Biz

Lube Report - July 30, 2003

BP agreed to sell its aviation turbine oil business assets to Eastman Chemical Co. for an undisclosed amount, both compa ...