North America

U.S. Base Oil Output Up in February

U.S. Base Oil Output Up in February

Lube Report Americas - May 4, 2022

Base oil production in the United States rose by 34% in February, compared to the same month last year, a U.S. governmen ...

Profit Up for WD-40

Profit Up for WD-40

Lube Report Americas - April 20, 2022

WD-40 Co. reported net income of $19.5 million for its second quarter ending Feb. 28, a 13% increase compared to the sam ...

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Mexico Nationalizes Lithium Industry

Lube Report Americas - April 20, 2022

Mexico’s government nationalized the country’s nascent lithium industry this week as legislators approved President ...

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Mexico Says Fuel Smuggling has Jumped

Lube Report Americas - April 13, 2022

A Mexican government agency complained recently that fuel smuggling in the country has more than doubled since 2018 and ...

U.S. Base Oil Production Declines

U.S. Base Oil Production Declines

Lube Report Americas - April 6, 2022

United States base oil output declined more than 10% in January, compared to the same month last year, and was down 8% f ...

U.S. Base Oil Production Completes Rebound

U.S. Base Oil Production Completes Rebound

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Despite the ongoing pandemic and tough economic conditions, base oil production in the United States achieved full rebou ...

Mixed Year for Perimeter Solutions

Mixed Year for Perimeter Solutions

Lube Report Americas - March 30, 2022

Perimeter Solutions SA’s oil additives business reported lower earnings and sales for the fourth quarter and lower ear ...

Selby, Lubricant Testing Giant, Dies

Selby, Lubricant Testing Giant, Dies

Lube Report Americas - March 30, 2022

Ted Selby, founder of the Savant Group and a giant in the field of lubricant testing, died Monday at the age of 93. Over ...

Workers Strike at Richmond Refinery

Workers Strike at Richmond Refinery

Lube Report Americas - March 23, 2022

More than 500 members of the United Steelworkers union went on strike Monday at Chevron’s refinery in Richmond, Califo ...

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EPA Penalizes Blender Over Pollution Reports

Lube Report Americas - March 23, 2022

Lubricant producer Champion Brands LLC was slapped with a $130,243 fee by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...

Nynas Pulls Back from North America

Nynas Pulls Back from North America

Lube Report Americas - March 23, 2022

Nynas AB – one of the world’s largest naphthenic base oil producers and the only large European source – is haltin ...

Vertex Posts Jump in Earnings

Vertex Posts Jump in Earnings

Lube Report Americas - March 16, 2022

Vertex Energy Inc. reported large increases in gross profit and revenues for the quarter ended Dec. 31 and full year 202 ...

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Lubrizol Names Interim CEO

Lube Report Americas - March 16, 2022

Lubrizol announced last week that it appointed board of directors Chairwoman Mary Rhinehart to the additional posts of p ...

U.S. Base Oil Imports Jumped in 2021

U.S. Base Oil Imports Jumped in 2021

Lube Report Americas - March 16, 2022

The United States imported 28% more base oil last year than in 2020, and the volume surpassed 2019’s total, according ...

Heritage-Crystal Clean Posts Sales Jump

Heritage-Crystal Clean Posts Sales Jump

Lube Report Americas - March 9, 2022

Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment – including oil collection and rerefining activities and sales of recy ...

U.S. to Tighten Heavy-duty Emissions

U.S. to Tighten Heavy-duty Emissions

Lube Report Americas - March 9, 2022

The United States Environmental Protection Agency unveiled on Monday proposals to implement more stringent nitrous oxide ...

U.S. Base Oils Complete Rebound

U.S. Base Oils Complete Rebound

Lube Report Americas - March 2, 2022

The United States produced 61.2 million barrels of base oil in 2021, a 10% increase from 2020 and 1% above 2019’s prod ...