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Profits Up for Afton, Valvoline

Profits Up for Afton, Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - November 4, 2020

Afton Chemical reported higher operating profit and a decrease in sales for its third quarter, and Valvoline’s operati ...

Q2 Profits Down for Afton, Valvoline

Q2 Profits Down for Afton, Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - August 5, 2020

Afton Chemical recorded lower operating profit and sales for its second quarter, and Valvoline reported decreases in ope ...

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Rules Require Diligence from Quick Lubes

Lube Report Americas - July 29, 2020

Enforcement of engine oil and transmission product labeling and receipt requirements that impact quick lubes and their d ...

Pandemic Increases Delays in Oil Changes

Pandemic Increases Delays in Oil Changes

Lube Report Americas - July 29, 2020

In addition to the sudden drop in miles driven, the COVID-19 pandemic has also caused more drivers in the United States ...

Oil Change Sales Rise

Oil Change Sales Rise

Lube Report Americas - June 24, 2020

Sales for oil change and lubrication shops in the United States reached an estimated $6.6 billion in 2019, up 5% from $6 ...

Oil Change Sales on the Rise

Oil Change Sales on the Rise

Lube Report Americas - June 26, 2019

Sales by oil change and lubrication shops in the United States reached $6.3 billion in 2018, up 4 percent from 2017, acc ...

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First Quarter Mixed for U.S. Companies

Lube Report Americas - May 8, 2019

Valvoline reported a slight loss in operating income and lubricants sales volume, HollyFrontiers lubricants and specialt ...

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Mixed Results for Afton, Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - February 13, 2019

Afton Chemical posted higher operating profit for its fourth quarter and a decline in its full-year operating profit, an ...

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Semi-Synthetic Prices Rise at Quick Lubes

Lube Report Americas - October 17, 2018

The average price this year for an oil change using five quarts of semi-synthetic oil rose 11.4 percent to just under $4 ...

ExxonMobil Bets on Mobile Car Care

ExxonMobil Bets on Mobile Car Care

Lube Report Americas - February 14, 2018

ExxonMobil invested in a startup company offering on-demand fuel delivery and mobile vehicle car care service - includin ...

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Afton, Valvoline Report Mixed Results

Lube Report Americas - February 14, 2018

Afton Chemical had decreased profits last year, despite enjoying a strong fourth quarter, and Valvoline reported a decre ...

Pertamina Truck Treads New Ground

Pertamina Truck Treads New Ground

Lube Report Asia - January 12, 2018

Bucking the trend of on-demand, on-location mobile oil change services commonly offered in Indonesia, Pertamina Lubrican ...

Quick Lubes Cut Semi-synthetic Prices

Quick Lubes Cut Semi-synthetic Prices

Lube Report - November 8, 2017

The average cost a quick lube charged for an oil change using five quarts of semi-synthetic oil dropped more than 20 per ...

JXTG Keeps Mobil Lubes

JXTG Keeps Mobil Lubes

Lube Report Asia - October 3, 2017

Japans JXTG Group will convert all of its 2,800 Esso- and Mobil-branded fuel stations in the country to Eneos by 2020, b ...

Lubes Vie for Attention at Car Supermarket

Lubes Vie for Attention at Car Supermarket

Lube Report Asia - August 8, 2017

On a recent Friday afternoon in the downtown district of Jiangsu provinces capital city, Nanjing, several customers stro ...

U.S. Light Vehicle Aging Trend Continues

U.S. Light Vehicle Aging Trend Continues

Lube Report - July 19, 2017

The average age of light vehicles in the United States reached 11.6 years by the end of 2016, up almost 17 percent from ...

China Bets on Aftermarket amid Glut

China Bets on Aftermarket amid Glut

Lube Report Asia - May 2, 2017

Chinas automotive lubricants suppliers have increasingly turned to aftermarket channels such as oil change workshops to ...