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Lubes'n'Greases - May 3, 2021

Embracing Technology in Lubricant Distribution   The lubricants business has moved through a period of consider ...

Calumet Loss Increased in 2020

Calumet Loss Increased in 2020

Lube Report Americas - March 10, 2021

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. reported a fourth quarter net loss of $82.6 million, worse than a $38.6 million ...

Lanxess Acquires Chemical Company

Lanxess Acquires Chemical Company

Lube Report Americas - February 24, 2021

Lanxess AG will pay $1 billion to acquire United States-based specialty chemical manufacturer Emerald Kalama Chemical, w ...

Fuchs Picks Up Vietnam Distributor

Fuchs Picks Up Vietnam Distributor

Lube Report Asia - February 12, 2021

Fuchs Group announced this week that it has purchased a controlling stake in the lubricants business of Vietnamese distr ...

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SK Capital Invests in Lubes Distributor

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

SK Capital Partners L.P. made a controlling investment in Baltimore, Maryland-based lubricants and specialty chemicals d ...

Profits Down for Calumet, Up for Quaker

Profits Down for Calumet, Up for Quaker

Lube Report Americas - November 11, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP reported a worse loss for the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared to the same period ...

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Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2020

Crunch Time  Looking at the United States lubricants business today, it’s hard to believe that just two decad ...

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Cadence Gets New Financial Backer

Lube Report Americas - October 14, 2020

Cadence Petroleum Group has obtained a new private equity investor, and the new backer plans to accelerate the expansion ...

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Mobil Re-positions in Argentina

Lube Report Americas - August 28, 2019

ExxonMobil is working to reposition its Mobil brand in some South American countries, including Argentina where it recen ...

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Lubes'n'Greases - February 19, 2019

Tom Glenn notes the growing concern for lube distributors that rely on national accounts.

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RelaDyne Extends Reach Again

Lube Report Americas - February 13, 2019

Lubricant distributor RelaDyne closed on the acquisitions of Mansura, Louisiana-based Rachel Oil Co. and Columbus, Missi ...

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U.S. Distributors Trend Towards Consolidation

Lube Report Americas - January 30, 2019

Pugh Lubricants, Apollo Oil, Veterans Oil and Halco Lubricants, which identify themselves as a single lubricant and fuel ...

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Brenntag Acquires Reeder Distributors

Lube Report Americas - January 23, 2019

Chemicals company Brenntag AG acquired the lubricants arm of Texas-based Reeder Distributors Inc., continuing to build i ...

Overcoming Online Disruptors

Overcoming Online Disruptors

Lubes'n'Greases - January 22, 2019

As Amazon muscles in on lube industry territory, in-depth market analysis can help companies stand their ground.

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Lubes'n'Greases - March 19, 2018

Tom Glenn marks the likely hot spots on the map of U.S. distributor consolidation.

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Top Lube Report Stories of 2017

Lube Report - December 27, 2017

The year that is winding down has been eventful for the global lubricants industry - featuring a rocky road for lubrican ...

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Fuchs Buys Romanian Distributor

Lube Report - December 13, 2017

Fuchs Petrolub Group recently acquired Romanian lubricant distributor Lub Asyst. In 2016, Lub Asyst generated some 4 mil ...