North America

Base Oils Output Rebounded in March

Base Oils Output Rebounded in March

Lube Report Americas - June 23, 2021

Base oil production in the United States rebounded in March but remained 9% lower than the average output for that month ...

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S-Oil Ties up with Motiva

Lube Report Americas - June 23, 2021

Motiva Enterprises announced last week an agreement to market, sell and distribute in the North America API Group III ba ...

North American Grease Output Declines

North American Grease Output Declines

Lube Report Americas - June 16, 2021

Lubricating grease production in North America declined 17% in 2020, according to the National Lubricating Grease Instit ...

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Fire Damages West Virginia Refinery

Lube Report Americas - June 2, 2021

A fire broke out Saturday night at Ergon’s refinery in Newell, West Virginia, damaging a fuels unit and forcing the wh ...

Supply Chains Strained by Pandemic

Supply Chains Strained by Pandemic

Lube Report Americas - May 19, 2021

Supply chain challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have underlined the importance of the partnerships between distr ...

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U.S. Base Oil Output Retreats

Lube Report Americas - May 5, 2021

Disrupted by severe cold weather in Texas, base oil production in the United States fell back in February following two ...

Kansas City Southern Receives New Bid

Kansas City Southern Receives New Bid

Lube Report Americas - April 28, 2021

Canadian National Railway offered to buy Kansas City Southern railway for $33.7 billion last week, exceeding the $29 bil ...

Profits Down, Sales Up for Afton

Profits Down, Sales Up for Afton

Lube Report Americas - April 28, 2021

Rounding out a year since COVID-19 struck its home market, Afton Chemical continued to run behind pre-pandemic performan ...

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EPA Changes Tack on California Standards

Lube Report Americas - April 28, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering a 2019 action that sought to end a policy allowing Ca ...

Quaker Forms JV with Equipment Supplier

Quaker Forms JV with Equipment Supplier

Lube Report EMEA - April 20, 2021

Metalworking fluids supplier Quaker Houghton announced today a joint venture with Grindaix GmbH, a Germany-based, high-t ...

Profits, Sales Up for WD-40

Profits, Sales Up for WD-40

Lube Report Americas - April 14, 2021

WD-40 Co. posted net income of $17.2 million for the quarter ending Feb. 28, up 20 percent from the same period last yea ...

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 ...