North America

Base Oil Output Keeps Bouncing Back

Base Oil Output Keeps Bouncing Back

Lube Report Americas - January 13, 2021

United States base oil production continued to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in October, rising abov ...

Finished Lube Prices Climbing

Finished Lube Prices Climbing

Lube Report Americas - January 6, 2021

Several major and independent lubricant marketers informed customers of finished lube price increases in the United Stat ...

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Business Changes Have Environmental Aspects

Lube Report Americas - January 6, 2021

Partly because of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are undergoing more change than ever these days, which of course ...

Martin Midstream Sells Mega Lubricants

Martin Midstream Sells Mega Lubricants

Lube Report Americas - December 30, 2020

Martin Midstream Partners LP sold assets used in connection with its Mega Lubricants shore- based terminals and marine l ...

U.S. Agency Upbeat on Rerefining

U.S. Agency Upbeat on Rerefining

Lube Report Americas - December 30, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy issued a report to Congress Dec. 23 advising that the level of ...

Pandemic Erects Transportation Obstacles

Pandemic Erects Transportation Obstacles

Lube Report Americas - December 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has birthed various challenges within the North American transportation sector, many of which affe ...

EPA Criticized for Marine Lubrication Proposal

EPA Criticized for Marine Lubrication Proposal

Lube Report Americas - December 23, 2020

Several companies, including two from the lubricants industry, recently criticized a proposal by the United States Envir ...

Mexican Standard Modernizes Requirements

Mexican Standard Modernizes Requirements

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

Mexico’s new engine oils standard launched in mid-June introduced test methods and technical requirements to help ensu ...

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NLGI Launches Grease Certification

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

The National Lubricating Grease Institute launched on Dec. 2 its new High-Performance Multiuse Grease Certification, kno ...

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Biofuels Hog Tall Oil Supply

Lube Report Americas - December 9, 2020

A recent study forecasts an 8% supply deficit for crude tall oil for all applications by 2030 because of high demand for ...

U.S. Base Oils Continue to Recover

U.S. Base Oils Continue to Recover

Lube Report Americas - December 9, 2020

Base oil output in the United States was 11% lower than the running five-year average for that month, the industry's bes ...

Base Oil Prices Rode Rollercoaster in 2020

Base Oil Prices Rode Rollercoaster in 2020

Lube Report Americas - December 9, 2020

Base oil supply in the United States has been down throughout most of 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but prices h ...

S&P Global, IHS Markit Merge

S&P Global, IHS Markit Merge

Lube Report Americas - December 2, 2020

S&P Global and IHS Markit have agreed to merge in a deal that will unite two of the world’s biggest financial data ...

Vertex Reports Financial Improvement

Vertex Reports Financial Improvement

Lube Report Americas - November 25, 2020

Vertex Energy’s black oil segment, which includes its rerefineries and used oil collection business, reported a smalle ...

Equity Firm Acquires Kano Labs

Equity Firm Acquires Kano Labs

Lube Report Americas - November 25, 2020

A private equity firm acquired Nashville, Tennessee-based Kano Laboratories, which produces branded penetrating oils and ...

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Reducing Waste from Blend Plant Flushing

Lube Report Americas - November 18, 2020

The United State Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $300,000 grant recently to a New Jersey university that will ...

Industry Anticipates Change Under Biden

Industry Anticipates Change Under Biden

Lube Report Americas - November 18, 2020

With razor-thin margins of control in both the United States House and Senate, the incoming presidential administration ...