Finished Lubricants

ALS Acquires New Jersey-based Blender

ALS Acquires New Jersey-based Blender

Lube Report Americas - January 20, 2021

Advanced Lubrication Specialties acquired the assets of Newark, New Jersey-based blender America Oil & Supply Intern ...

Valvoline Eyes Growth in Industrial Oils

Valvoline Eyes Growth in Industrial Oils

Lube Report EMEA - November 17, 2020

Custom Content – Within the space of just three years, Valvoline Europe has significantly grown its industrial lubrica ...

Valvoline Geared Up for Grease Expansion

Valvoline Geared Up for Grease Expansion

Lube Report EMEA - October 6, 2020

Custom Content – Valvoline, one of the world’s leading lubricant and automotive suppliers, has made a frictionless m ...

France Data Again Suggests Rebound

France Data Again Suggests Rebound

Lube Report EMEA - January 19, 2021

Lubricant sales in France were 2% lower in November than in the same month of 2019, according to data released recently ...

EV Industry Unfettered by Pandemic

EV Industry Unfettered by Pandemic

PEV - January 15, 2021

Launches, installations and innovations carried on regardless through the second pandemic upsurge in Europe, the United ...

Emirates Playing Catch-up in EV Race

Emirates Playing Catch-up in EV Race

PEV - January 15, 2021

Electric vehicle sales have been rising in the affluent countries of the West, where per capita income and environmental ...

Lube Consumption Drops in Japan

Lube Consumption Drops in Japan

Lube Report Asia - January 15, 2021

Japan consumed 124,191 kiloliters (111,700 metric tons) of finished lubricants in November last year, down 23% from Nove ...

India May Break Up Balmer Lawrie

India May Break Up Balmer Lawrie

Lube Report Asia - January 15, 2021

India’s central government will probably break apart Balmer Lawrie & Co. and divest its units – including its gr ...

WD-40 Income, Sales Up

WD-40 Income, Sales Up

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

WD-40 Co. reported net income of $23.6 million for the quarter ending Nov. 30, up 94% from $12.2 million in the same per ...

VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol

VLS Files Complaint Against Mannol

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A watchdog of the United Kingdom’s lubricant market has lodged a complaint against a German marketer, contending that ...

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Fuchs’ Results Fell in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

Fuchs Group issued a preliminary report yesterday showing a 7% decline in sales revenue for 2020 and a bit smaller decli ...

Idemitsu to Buy Up Toa Shares

Idemitsu to Buy Up Toa Shares

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2021

Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan Co. will consolidate its lubricant and grease business by buying up stock of Toa Oil Co. to mak ...

U.S. Blocks Sime Darby Palm Oil

U.S. Blocks Sime Darby Palm Oil

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2021

The United States Customs and Border Protection agency last week announced a ban on palm oil l produced in Malaysia by S ...

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SK Promises Green Strategy

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2021

The parent company of SK Lubricants is looking for partners for base oil and chemical joint ventures, according to a New ...

Finished Lube Prices Climbing

Finished Lube Prices Climbing

Lube Report Americas - January 6, 2021

Several major and independent lubricant marketers informed customers of finished lube price increases in the United Stat ...

Prohibited Chemical Allowed in Lubes

Prohibited Chemical Allowed in Lubes

Lube Report Americas - January 6, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency last month excluded the lubricant industry from a new prohibition on p ...

Survey Suggests Setback in Russian Market

Survey Suggests Setback in Russian Market

Lube Report EMEA - January 5, 2021

A December survey of lubricant suppliers in Russia showed their outlook on their business took a downturn from September ...