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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 ...

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Survey: Supply Chain Problems Persist

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

Chemical manufacturers in the United States reported that supply chain disruptions are persisting and in some cases wors ...

Castor Oil Distributor Acquired

Castor Oil Distributor Acquired

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

Biosynthetic Technologies, a producer of biobased synthetic compounds used in base oils, lubricants and additives, acqui ...

China Halts Lube Imports from Russia

China Halts Lube Imports from Russia

Lube Report EMEA - January 11, 2022

China recently halted land-based import of a variety of Russian products, including finished lubricants, after authoriti ...

The Aftershock

The Aftershock

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

There were eight finished lubricant price increases in 2021. What led to these increases, and how have market conditions ...

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Investment Firms Swap RelaDyne

Lube Report Americas - December 29, 2021

Private equity firm American Industrial Partners announced last week that it has acquired RelaDyne, one of the leaders o ...

Canadian Pacific Closes on Merger

Canadian Pacific Closes on Merger

Lube Report Americas - December 15, 2021

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. announced yesterday the completion of its $31 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern, ...

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Vitol Announces Buyout of Vivo

Lube Report EMEA - November 30, 2021

Africa fuels and lubricants supplier Vivo Energy agreed last week to a $2.3 billion buyout by Netherlands-based energy t ...

API Updates Bulk Oil Guidelines

API Updates Bulk Oil Guidelines

Lube Report Americas - November 24, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute last week published an updated version of API 1525A, a document setting guidelines for ...

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Lehvoss Adds Western Europe Distributor

Lube Report EMEA - October 26, 2021

Lehvoss Group, a producer and distributor of raw materials for lubricant additives and base oils based in Hamburg, Germa ...

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Azelis Acquires African Distributor Umongo

Lube Report EMEA - October 26, 2021

A subsidiary of specialty chemicals distributor Azelis will acquire 90% of the shares of South Africa-based lubricants, ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

Making an Engine Oil Every time you purchase or install a quart of engine oil, you are the end point of a manufacturi ...

Distributors Want Supply Chain Visibility

Distributors Want Supply Chain Visibility

Lube Report Americas - September 8, 2021

Improving supply chain visibility, managing costs and overcoming labor shortages through innovation are three key concer ...

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Industry Weathers Scare from Ida

Lube Report Americas - September 1, 2021

The United States lubricant industry seemed to largely dodge a major scare as facilities along the Gulf of Mexico coast ...

When Disaster Strikes

When Disaster Strikes

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2021

From the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic to frequentsevere weather, the past few years have presented noshortage of o ...

The Devil in the Details of National Accounts

The Devil in the Details of National Accounts

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2021

National accounts are an important segment of the lubricant business for both majors and their distributors. When taken ...

Supply Chain Meets Quality

Supply Chain Meets Quality

Lubes'n'Greases - August 2, 2021

The lubricant supply chain is both long and complex, and no group is more aware of that than lubricant distributors. Bec ...