North America

Base Oils Recover to Pre-pandemic Levels

Base Oils Recover to Pre-pandemic Levels

Lube Report Americas - April 7, 2021

For the second consecutive month, base oil production in the United States was slightly higher in January than the runni ...

United States Base Oils Bounce Back?

United States Base Oils Bounce Back?

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the United States base oil market during 2020. It was, as industry veteran Steph ...

Canada Floats Toxic Listing for Ester

Canada Floats Toxic Listing for Ester

Lube Report Americas - March 31, 2021

Canada’s health and environment agencies recently recommended regulatory actions for a form of thiophosphate alkyl est ...

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Machine Tools Firm Buys Fluid Supplier

Lube Report Americas - March 24, 2021

Machine tool distributor Concept Machine recently acquired St. Louis, Missouri-based B.C. Macdonald & Co., a cutting ...

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OSHA Floats Changes to Labeling Rules

Lube Report Americas - March 24, 2021

United States regulators are proposing changes in hazardous materials labeling billed as aligning with global protocols ...

Merger Forms Canada-Mexico Rail Network

Merger Forms Canada-Mexico Rail Network

Lube Report Americas - March 24, 2021

Canadian Pacific Railway acquired Kansas City Southern, one of the largest transporters of base oil and lubricants from ...

Vertex Earnings Dipped in 2020, Q4

Vertex Earnings Dipped in 2020, Q4

Lube Report Americas - March 17, 2021

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

U.S. Keeps Adding Wind Turbines

U.S. Keeps Adding Wind Turbines

Lube Report Americas - March 17, 2021

The United States’ wind power capacity grew 16% in 2020 to 122,468 megawatts, according to a market report by a nation ...

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

Lube Report Asia - March 12, 2021

DuPont said last week that it is investing $40 million to construct specialty lubricant manufacturing units at existing ...

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

Lube Report Americas - March 10, 2021

DuPont said last week that it is investing $40 million to construct specialty lubricant manufacturing units at existing ...

Is Latin America Down for the Count?

Is Latin America Down for the Count?

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Last year, governments around the globe scrambled to dodge the economic effects of stay-at-home orders, increased unemp ...

Coalition Aims to Boost Container Recycling

Coalition Aims to Boost Container Recycling

Lube Report Americas - March 3, 2021

Three lubricant brands and two manufacturers of plastic containers announced yesterday the formation of the National Lub ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Off 9% in 2020

U.S. Base Oil Output Off 9% in 2020

Lube Report Americas - March 3, 2021

It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the United States’ base oil market during 2020. For the en ...

2020 Set Records for Base Oil Volatility

2020 Set Records for Base Oil Volatility

Lube Report Americas - February 24, 2021

Clashing supply-demand dynamics resulted in record price volatility in the U.S. base oil market, an industry analyst obs ...

Lanxess Acquires Chemical Company

Lanxess Acquires Chemical Company

Lube Report Americas - February 24, 2021

Lanxess AG will pay $1 billion to acquire United States-based specialty chemical manufacturer Emerald Kalama Chemical, w ...

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Earnings Drop at HollyFrontier, Safety-Kleen

Lube Report Americas - February 24, 2021

For the fourth quarter and full year 2020, HollyFrontier Corp.’s lubricants and specialty products segment posted weak ...

STARFIRE Stays Ahead of the Competition

STARFIRE Stays Ahead of the Competition

Lube Report Americas - February 17, 2021

Putting the customer first has always been a priority for Ohio-based Coolants Plus, helping to position it as an afforda ...