Automotive Lubricants


Record Year for Grease Output

Lube Report - June 20, 2012

The worlds lubricating grease manufacturers created nearly 2.4 billion pounds of the stuff during 2011, a record-high vo ...


Lawsuit Hits at Jiffy Lube Intervals

Lube Report - May 23, 2012

Jiffy Lube International has become the target of a class action lawsuit filed in California Superior Court for the Coun ...


Fast Lubes Ring Up $8.7B in Sales

Lube Report - March 21, 2012

The number of U.S. fast lubes stands at 16,005, down 711 stores from a year ago, according to National Oil & Lube News 2 ...


VIOC Targets Virginia for Growth

Lube Report - February 22, 2012

Valvoline Instant Oil Change on Monday announced plans to expand its quick lube franchise into the Richmond, Va., market ...


Downturn in Grease Echoed Economy’s

Lube Report - January 12, 2011

After shrinking almost 10 percent in 2009, how did global lubricating grease production fare in 2010? That's what the Na ...


Grease Production Slips in 08

Lube Report - July 8, 2009

Total reported grease production worldwide reached 2.25 billion pounds (1 billion kilograms) in 2008, and was 2.3 billio ...


Global Grease Production Drops

Lube Report - July 18, 2007

Global grease production fell nearly 6 percent from 2000 to 2001, totaling just over 1.5 billion pounds last year, accor ...


China’s Grease Production Booms

Lube Report - July 4, 2007

Grease production in China saw a dramatic 71.5 percent increase from 2005 to 2006, according to NLGIs latest grease prod ...


Great Gobs of Grease!

Lube Report - July 26, 2006

Reported worldwide grease production in 2005 topped 1.9 billion pounds (862 million kilograms), up 1.5 percent from 2004 ...


Volumes Down, Profits Up in U.K. Grease Market?

Lube Report - May 25, 2005

EDINBURGH, Scotland- While the United Kingdoms grease market has shriveled and the major oil companies have stopped maki ...


Quick Lubes Combine for 50-unit Chain

Lube Report - April 6, 2005

Quick oil change operator Lube Stop announced Monday the acquisition of The Grease Spot, another oil change chain with 1 ...


BMW Settling Oil Change Suit

Lube Report - February 23, 2005

BMW has attempted to settle a Federal Trade Commission charge that it illegally made warranties conditional on consumers ...


Gazprom Enters Auto Service Market

Lube Report - January 12, 2005

Russian lube marketer Gazprom Neft Lubricants announced the opening of its first G-Energy Service-branded auto service c ...


Base Oil Price Report TEST

Lube Report - December 1, 2004

In the fast-changing pricing environment that appears to have become the new normal, HollyFrontier and Calumet joined th ...


Prista Expands Grease Plant

Lube Report - November 24, 2004

Bulgarian lubricants maker Prista Oil significantly expanded grease production at its plant near the nations capital, th ...


State Dishes Fines for Oil Release

Lube Report - August 27, 2003

The state of Oregon issued $30,400 in fines to a quick lube and a plumber for intentionally discharging an oily mixture ...


No Growth for Grease

Lube Report - August 13, 2003

Total reported worldwide grease production was 1.61 billion pounds (726 million kilograms) in 2002, unchanged from 2001, ...


Pars Expands Grease Output

Lube Report - May 15, 2002

Irans Pars Oil is preparing to open a second grease plant at its refinery near Tehran. Officials said the new plant, whi ...