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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 ...

Idemitsu Adds Indiana Warehouse

Idemitsu Adds Indiana Warehouse

Lube Report Americas - July 7, 2021

Idemitsu Kosan’s U.S. subsidiary will establish a new lubricant distribution hub in Jeffersonville, Indiana, the compa ...

Two Is Better Than One

Two Is Better Than One

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

In the world of business, change is both fast and inevitable, and no group is more aware of that than the lubricants ind ...

Crisis Spurs Calls for Shipping Reforms

Crisis Spurs Calls for Shipping Reforms

Lube Report Americas - June 9, 2021

Ongoing global supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a surge in shipping container volumes since ...

Supply Chains Strained by Pandemic

Supply Chains Strained by Pandemic

Lube Report Americas - May 19, 2021

Supply chain challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have underlined the importance of the partnerships between distr ...

Need to Know

Need to Know

Lubes'n'Greases - May 3, 2021

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

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - May 3, 2021

Base Oils Get Moving    By train, boat or automobile, North American base oil makers need to ship their pro ...

Kansas City Southern Receives New Bid

Kansas City Southern Receives New Bid

Lube Report Americas - April 28, 2021

Canadian National Railway offered to buy Kansas City Southern railway for $33.7 billion last week, exceeding the $29 bil ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Brexit Outcomes The U.K decreed that it would finally leave the EU on Jan. 31, 2020. This date would allow for a tran ...