North America

Get Spiffy Buys Pit Crew

Get Spiffy Buys Pit Crew

Lube Report Americas - September 15, 2021

North Carolina-based Get Spiffy, an on-demand car care services company, acquired Pit Crew, which provides mobile oil ch ...

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June Productive for U.S. Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - September 8, 2021

United States refiners churned out a robust 5.7 million barrels of base oil in June, according to new data from the U.S. ...

Automakers Request Supplement to SP

Automakers Request Supplement to SP

Lube Report Americas - September 1, 2021

Several automakers formally requested that the American Petroleum Institute’s Lubricants Group develop a supplement to ...

Additive

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 ...

Additives Sales Rose Again in July

Additives Sales Rose Again in July

Lube Report Americas - August 25, 2021

Lubricant additive sales volumes in the United States were up slightly in July, compared to June, and much higher than i ...

Biden Sets Ambitious EV Goals for U.S.

Biden Sets Ambitious EV Goals for U.S.

Lube Report Americas - August 11, 2021

The outlook in the United States for electric vehicles – and the implications for automotive lubricant suppliers – h ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Jumped in May

U.S. Base Oil Output Jumped in May

Lube Report Americas - August 4, 2021

Base oil production in the United States jumped to 5.6 million barrels in May, according to the latest data from the U.S ...

Valvoline Allowed to Oppose Start-up Brand

Valvoline Allowed to Oppose Start-up Brand

Lube Report Americas - July 28, 2021

A panel of judges within the United States Patent and Trademark Office ruled last week that Valvoline may proceed with a ...

U.S. Lube Additive Volumes Dipped

U.S. Lube Additive Volumes Dipped

Lube Report Americas - July 28, 2021

Lubricant additive sales volumes in the United States took a slight downturn in June, although volumes for the first hal ...

Aerosols Maker Buys Champion Brands

Aerosols Maker Buys Champion Brands

Lube Report Americas - July 21, 2021

Aerosol manufacturer PLZ Aeroscience has agreed to purchase Champion Brands LLC, an independent producer of automotive a ...

Verdant Acquires Two Companies

Verdant Acquires Two Companies

Lube Report Americas - July 21, 2021

Chemicals producer Verdant Specialty Solutions acquired surfactants manufacturer DeForest Enterprises last week, the com ...

Lube Additive Sales Rebounded in May

Lube Additive Sales Rebounded in May

Lube Report Americas - July 14, 2021

Lubricant additive sales volumes in the United States rebounded in May after retreating the previous month, according to ...

Oils, Filters Gain Online During Pandemic

Oils, Filters Gain Online During Pandemic

Lube Report Americas - July 14, 2021

Motor oils and filters were among the fastest growing automotive aftermarket categories online in 2020 in the United Sta ...

U.S. Car Parc Getting Older

U.S. Car Parc Getting Older

Lube Report Americas - July 7, 2021

The average age of light vehicles in the United States increased 9%, to 11.9 years in 2020 from 10.9 years in 2011, and ...

U.S. Oil Change Sales Down

U.S. Oil Change Sales Down

Lube Report Americas - June 30, 2021

Sales at oil change and lubrication shops in the United States declined 3% to $6.4 billion in 2020, down from $6.6 billi ...

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Accident Said to Cause Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 30, 2021

Local firefighting officials said last week that a June 14 blaze that heavily damaged a Chemtool grease plant in Rockton ...