Finished Lubricants

France Lube Demand Rises

France Lube Demand Rises

Lube Report EMEA - January 18, 2022

Lubricant demand in France was up year over year in November 2021 for the first time since August and only the second ti ...

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 ...

HollyFrontier Buying Red Giant Oil

HollyFrontier Buying Red Giant Oil

Lube Report Americas - July 4, 2018

HollyFrontier Corp. announced yesterday a deal to buy Red Giant Oil Co., an Iowa company that claims to be one of the co ...

Shell, Lukoil Top Russian Survey

Shell, Lukoil Top Russian Survey

Lube Report EMEA - January 18, 2022

A recent survey of Russian motorists found that Shell, Lukoil and ExxonMobil were the most recognized motor oil brands i ...

UK EV Bonanza Casts Shadow on PCMO Future

UK EV Bonanza Casts Shadow on PCMO Future

Electric Vehicles InSite - January 14, 2022

Surging electric vehicle sales in the United Kingdom in 2021 has made future demand for automotive lubricant uncertain, ...

Wind Energy Opportunity Seen in China

Wind Energy Opportunity Seen in China

Lube Report Asia - January 14, 2022

The falling costs for wind energy turbines in China, where high coal prices have caused a number of power shortages duri ...

Additive

Equity Firm Buys Lubes Distributor

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

Private equity firm OpenGate Capital has acquired Chemsolv Inc., a Virginia-based regional distributor of commodity and ...

Mixed Results for WD-40

Mixed Results for WD-40

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

WD-40 Co. reported net income of $18.6 million for the quarter ending Nov. 30, a 21% decrease from $23.6 million in the ...

China Halts Lube Imports from Russia

China Halts Lube Imports from Russia

Lube Report EMEA - January 11, 2022

China recently halted land-based import of a variety of Russian products, including finished lubricants, after authoriti ...

Additive

SK Capital Buys Control of Seqens

Lube Report EMEA - January 4, 2022

Investment firm SK Capital has completed its purchase of a controlling stake in Seqens, a French producer of chemicals f ...

The Bounty of Bench Tests

The Bounty of Bench Tests

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The changing landscape for lubricants and greases means that bench tests must also evolve. How are bench tests supportin ...

PAOs Offer Electric Performance

PAOs Offer Electric Performance

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The base stocks used to formulate lubricants for electric vehicles are vital to performance. What are the best options?

What Factors Are Swaying EV Adoption in the U.S.?

What Factors Are Swaying EV Adoption in the U.S.?

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The transition to electric vehicles is imminent, but the speed of adoption remains debatable. Explore the factors that m ...

The Aftershock

The Aftershock

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

There were eight finished lubricant price increases in 2021. What led to these increases, and how have market conditions ...

Japan Demand Fell in November

Japan Demand Fell in November

Lube Report Asia - December 31, 2021

Japan’s finished lubricant demand dropped by more than 10% in November, compared to the same month last year, but was ...

KH Neochem Approves Expansion

KH Neochem Approves Expansion

Lube Report Asia - December 31, 2021

The board of directors of Japan’s KH Neochem Co. decided on Dec. 27 to invest ¥9.5 billion at its manufacturing plant ...