Automotive Lubricants


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 ...