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Equity Firm Buys Warren Distribution

Lube Report Americas - October 14, 2020

A Chicago private equity firm announced last week that it has agreed to acquire majority stakes in Warren Distribution I ...

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

PEV - October 1, 2020

There are a number of potential avenues of development and challenges for electric vehicle lubricant formulators, but wh ...

U.S. Finished Lube Prices on the Move

U.S. Finished Lube Prices on the Move

Lube Report Americas - September 30, 2020

Several major and independent lubricant marketers notified customers of finished lubricant price hikes in the United Sta ...

In Russia, Clawing Back from Lockdown

In Russia, Clawing Back from Lockdown

Lube Report EMEA - September 29, 2020

Lukoil’s LLK International and Total’s subsidiary in Russia both suffered setbacks due to the country’s COVID-19 l ...

Decarbonization Could Boost EV Sales

Decarbonization Could Boost EV Sales

Lube Report Americas - September 16, 2020

Electric vehicles could make up 90% of the United States’ passenger vehicle fleet by 2050 if the government and consum ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - September 2, 2020

While global lubricant demand drags, says Caitlin Jacobs, the odds are still looking good for renewable and biodegradabl ...

Novvi Base Oil Plant Starts Production

Novvi Base Oil Plant Starts Production

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

Chevron and Novvi LLC announced the first production of fully renewable base oil from Novvi’s Deer Park facility in Ho ...

Bio-lubes Forecast to Outpace Overall Market

Bio-lubes Forecast to Outpace Overall Market

Lube Report Americas - August 5, 2020

Despite setbacks from the pandemic, demand for bio-lubricants should continue to grow faster than the overall global lub ...

Consultant: Biolubes Still on Growth Trajectory

Consultant: Biolubes Still on Growth Trajectory

Lube Report EMEA - August 4, 2020

Despite setbacks from the pandemic, demand for bio-lubricants should continue to grow faster than the overall global lub ...

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Calumet to Close Plant, Furlough Workers

Posts - July 20, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. will close a lubricants plant in New Jersey and furlough manufacturing employe ...

Study Assesses Hydraulic Fluid Sustainability

Study Assesses Hydraulic Fluid Sustainability

Posts - July 20, 2020

German industrial giants Fuchs Petrolub and BASF carried out a joint study on the cradle-to-grave environmental impact o ...

Russia Using More Synthetic Motor Oils

Russia Using More Synthetic Motor Oils

Posts - July 20, 2020

The share of vehicles in Russia that use American Petroleum Institute’s API SM or API SN motor oil categories increas ...

Need to Know

Need to Know

Lubes'n'Greases - July 2, 2020

When the storm clouds clear, Tom Glenn believes that covid-19 will have made the lubricant business stronger and more re ...

Lubricants Breathe Life into Ventilators

Lubricants Breathe Life into Ventilators

Lubes'n'Greases - July 2, 2020

While blenders converting their production lines for hand sanitizer grab headlines, companies that make greases for life ...

Russia Using More Synthetic Motor Oils

Russia Using More Synthetic Motor Oils

Lube Report EMEA - May 31, 2020

The share of vehicles in Russia that use American Petroleum Institute’s API SM or API SN motor oil categories increas ...

Khmz Reports Increased 2019 Profit

Khmz Reports Increased 2019 Profit

Lube Report EMEA - May 18, 2020

Russian lithium hydroxide producer Khimiko-Metallurgicheskiy Zavod posted more than a tenfold increase of its operating ...

Dutch Biolube Start-up Gets Subsidy

Dutch Biolube Start-up Gets Subsidy

Lube Report EMEA - May 11, 2020

The Groningen province in the Netherlands provided a €50,000 (U.S. $54,000) subsidy to support Stadskanaal-based Airgr ...