Logistics & Distribution

Profits Up for Valvoline

Profits Up for Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - November 16, 2022

Valvoline’s new business model – following the August announcement of the sale of its lubes unit to Saudi Aramco – ...

A Major Shift

A Major Shift

Lubes'n'Greases - October 31, 2022

After several years of volatile market conditions and significant supply line interruptions, lubricant buyers have recon ...

Is India a Land of Opportunity for Lubricants?

Is India a Land of Opportunity for Lubricants?

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2022

The Indian lubricants market took a big hit during the pandemic. How has it bounced back, and how might it grow in the n ...

Better But Not Out of the Woods

Better But Not Out of the Woods

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2022

Recovery from the pandemic has felt slow and painful for many lubricant industry players, but more stable conditions may ...

WD-40 Profit Declines

WD-40 Profit Declines

Lube Report Americas - July 13, 2022

WD-40 reported net income of $14.5 million for the quarter ending May 31, a 31% drop from the same period last year, whi ...

When Change Is Not a Choice

When Change Is Not a Choice

Lubes'n'Greases - July 6, 2022

Of the countless headaches the lubricants industry has faced in the past few years, Tom Glenn says that allocation may b ...

Additive

Shell Sells Jebel Ali Storage Facility

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2022

Shell completed the sale last week of an oil products storage facility in the Jebal Ali Free Zone area of Dubai, United ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created significant supply obstacles for the base oil industry in Europe and beyond, ...

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Azelis Acquires India Distributors

Lube Report Asia - June 3, 2022

Specialty chemicals distributor and service provider Azelis reached agreements to buy two related distributors in India ...

Moove to Acquire PetroChoice

Moove to Acquire PetroChoice

Lube Report Americas - May 25, 2022

Cosan’s Moove made a splash this week with an almost half-billion-dollar acquisition for PetroChoice, the largest lubr ...

Playing Defense

Playing Defense

Lubes'n'Greases - May 2, 2022

The United States lubricants industry has been operating in unprecedented conditions during the past year. Tom Glenn dis ...

Oqema Acquires French Distributor

Oqema Acquires French Distributor

Lube Report EMEA - April 26, 2022

German chemicals distributor Oqema acquired the Orosolv Group, a French distributor of lubricants and other products, to ...

Life After Brexit: Business as Usual?

Life After Brexit: Business as Usual?

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Two years after the completion of Brexit, how are lubricant industry players in the United Kingdom faring?

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Ray Masson examines how one European base oil supplier has managed to mitigate supply chain issues.

Forewarned Is Forearmed

Forewarned Is Forearmed

Lubes'n'Greases - March 1, 2022

Communication between distributors and the majors who supply them has been especially difficult over the past several mo ...

What’s the Deal with Lubricant Packaging?

What’s the Deal with Lubricant Packaging?

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

Supply chain interruptions and other key disruptions have taken a toll on lubricant packaging. Is resolution in sight?

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Equity Firm Buys Lubes Distributor

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

Private equity firm OpenGate Capital has acquired Chemsolv Inc., a Virginia-based regional distributor of commodity and ...