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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...