North America

Profits Up for Valvoline

Profits Up for Valvoline

Lube Report Americas - November 16, 2022

Valvoline’s new business model – following the August announcement of the sale of its lubes unit to Saudi Aramco – ...

U.S. Base Oil Exports, Imports Fall

U.S. Base Oil Exports, Imports Fall

Lube Report Americas - November 16, 2022

The United States’ exports of base oil experienced a 41% year-to-year plunge in August – to the lowest volume since ...

Puraglobe Moves Forward on U.S. Rerefinery

Puraglobe Moves Forward on U.S. Rerefinery

Lube Report Americas - November 9, 2022

Plans for a rerefinery in Tampa, Florida were on the books for so long, the industry could be forgiven for considering t ...

U.S. Base Oils Take Big Step Back in August

U.S. Base Oils Take Big Step Back in August

Lube Report Americas - November 2, 2022

Base oil production in the United States dropped to 4 million barrels in August, the U.S. Energy Information Administrat ...

Infineum Buying Pipeline Materials Unit

Infineum Buying Pipeline Materials Unit

Lube Report Americas - October 12, 2022

Infineum announced yesterday it will acquire Billerica, Massachusetts-based Entegris’ Pipeline and Industrial Material ...

Kline: Latin America Demand on Upswing

Kline: Latin America Demand on Upswing

Lube Report Americas - October 5, 2022

Finished lubricant demand in Latin America and the Caribbean rebounded in 2021 to pre-pandemic levels – reaching 3.9 m ...

U.S. Base Oils Output Dipped in July

U.S. Base Oils Output Dipped in July

Lube Report Americas - October 5, 2022

The United States’ base oil production slipped 9% to in July, while production for the first seven months of the year ...

American EV Sales Keep Rising

American EV Sales Keep Rising

Lube Report Americas - September 28, 2022

Registrations of new electric vehicles in the United States reached 442,788 in the second quarter, up 13% from the same ...

U.S. Aftermarket Spending Forecast to Drop

U.S. Aftermarket Spending Forecast to Drop

Lube Report Americas - September 28, 2022

Automotive aftermarket selling prices in the United States – for motor oils and other products such as tires and winds ...

Afton Lifts Force Majeure

Afton Lifts Force Majeure

Lube Report Americas - September 21, 2022

Afton Chemical lifted its force majeure declaration effective Sept. 8, the company confirmed to Lube Report. In July, Af ...

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Blue Tide Plans Texas Rerefinery

Lube Report Americas - September 21, 2022

Blue Tide Environmental – which is developing a network of used motor oil recycling facilities across North America ...

Tennessee Picked for Lithium Hydroxide Plant

Tennessee Picked for Lithium Hydroxide Plant

Lube Report Americas - September 14, 2022

Piedmont Lithium chose Etowah, Tennessee as the site of a 30,000 metric tons per year lithium hydroxide plant, with comp ...

New EPA Risk Regs Add Red Tape

New EPA Risk Regs Add Red Tape

Lube Report Americas - September 14, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed changes to its Risk Management Program that put more emphasis on c ...

Tractor Hydraulic Fluid Settlement Reached

Tractor Hydraulic Fluid Settlement Reached

Lube Report Americas - September 7, 2022

A Missouri Federal District Court granted preliminary approval of a settlement in a class action lawsuit alleging some p ...

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U.S. Base Oil Exports Flat, Imports Down

Lube Report Americas - September 7, 2022

Base oil exports from the United States were flat in June, while base oil imports into the country declined 9%, compared ...

U.S. Base Oil Production Down in June

U.S. Base Oil Production Down in June

Lube Report Americas - August 31, 2022

Base oil production in the United States declined 8% in June, compared to the same month last year, according to data re ...

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Low-vis Grades to be Added to GF-6

Lube Report Americas - August 31, 2022

North America’s automotive and lubricant industries are continuing their steady march to lower viscosity grades for ga ...