Worker Dies in GM Metal Center Explosion

Lube Report - July 9, 2014

Quaker Chemical Corp. reported that one of its employees died as the result of an explosion at General Motors Marion Met ...


Fire Disrupts Ohio Blender

Lube Report - April 2, 2014

A fire last week at Fiske Brothers Toledo, Ohio, lubricants plant resulted in no injuries but caused approximately $8,00 ...


Lube Co. Allegedly Destroyed by Employees

Lube Report - February 19, 2014

Silogram Lubricants of New York filed a complaint last month against more than a dozen former employees and several comp ...


Fire Injures Worker at Nev. Rerefinery

Lube Report - December 11, 2013

A fire caused by a ruptured product tank injured one worker at Bango Refinings rerefinery in Fallon, Nev., Monday mornin ...


Fire Ravages Ohio Rerefinery

Lube Report - December 4, 2013

An explosion and fire destroyed the processing unit of Hydrodecs transformer oil rerefinery in Canton, Ohio, on Sunday a ...


Calumet Clears the Air with EPA

Lube Report - November 13, 2013

In a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency, Calumet Shreveport Lubricant and Waxes has agreed to pay a $32 ...


Gits Downsizes, Outsources

Lube Report - September 25, 2013

Lubrication equipment maker Gits Manufacturing announced last week that it will lay off 78 employees by June 2014 and mo ...


Richmond Fire Costly for Chevron

Lube Report - August 7, 2013

Chevron USA pleaded no contest to six charges in a criminal complaint by California state and local authorities related ...


3 Years Prison for Lube Exec

Lube Report - June 19, 2013

The U.S. federal court of Charleston, S.C., sentenced former Delfin Group USA president Markos Baghdasarian to three yea ...


Turmoil Continues at Delfin

Lube Report - May 15, 2013

Delfin Group USA terminated company President John Gordon in late April. The lube blender had fired its previous preside ...


Flooding Idles YPF Base Oil Unit

Lube Report - April 10, 2013

Argentinas state-owned YPF halted production at its API Group I plant in La Plata last week after a heavy rainstorm floo ...


Rouen Is Back in Business

Lube Report - February 13, 2013

French authorities gave Lubrizol the go-ahead last week to resume operations at its Rouen, France, additive plant, follo ...


Leak at LZ Site Wafts across Europe

Lube Report - January 23, 2013

A leak at Lubrizols Rouen, France, plant 120 kilometers (75 miles) northwest of Paris sent a cloud of harmless gas smell ...


Fires Disrupt Chevron, JX Nippon Refineries

Lube Report - August 8, 2012

Fires at Chevrons Richmond, Calif., refinery and a refinery in Mizushima, Japan, caused disruptions at both plants, alth ...


Evergreen: We Comply

Lube Report - August 1, 2012

Evergreen Oil, Inc. says that requests by a California advocacy group to shutter its Newark, Calif., rerefinery because ...


Evergreen Leak Probe Continues

Lube Report - July 25, 2012

A July 6 incident that caused the evacuation of approximately 70 workers at the Evergreen Oil Inc. rerefinery in Newark, ...


St. Petersburgs Motor Oil Mess

Lube Report - July 18, 2012

Shelves loaded with several thousands tons of packaged motor oil collapsed in a St. Petersburg, Russia, warehouse on Jul ...


Dover Contains Vapor Release

Lube Report - May 23, 2012

A vapor release incident at Dover Chemicals plant in Dover, Ohio, on Monday led to a temporary evacuation of the facilit ...