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 ...


Diesel Oils Trend Toward OEM Specs

Lube Report - January 4, 2006

Proprietary specifications – on top of industrywide standards – are becoming a way of life for heavy-duty en ...


Shell Rules the Fast-lube Roost

Lube Report - September 14, 2005

Shell Lubricants Pennzoil or Quaker State motor oils are listed as the house brand by 36 percent of smaller U.S. quick-l ...


Grease Sees Healthy Growth

Lube Report - July 27, 2005

Total reported grease production worldwide topped 1.8 billion pounds (822 million kilograms) in 2004,versus 1.69 billion ...


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 ...


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 ...


Greasemaking Made Easy?

Lube Report - November 17, 2004

DANA POINT, Calif. — Lubricating grease manufacturing is an energy-intensive, multi-phase effort, beginning with a ...


Survey: Valvoline Grabs Fast Lube Sales

Lube Report - September 22, 2004

Valvoline significantly increased its share of oil changes performed by independent quick lubes, according to results of ...


Small Towns = Smaller Quick-lube Profits

Lube Report - April 7, 2004

Quick lubes may be moving into small-town America, but assumptions about them offering less profitability are turning ou ...


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, ...


Global Grease Production Drops

Lube Report - August 28, 2002

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