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Equity Firm Buys Angus Chemical Stake

Lube Report Americas - October 21, 2020

France-based private equity firm Ardian paid $2.3 billion to acquire a 50% ownership stake in Angus Chemical Co. from Go ...

Shipping Costs Skyrocket During Pandemic

Shipping Costs Skyrocket During Pandemic

Lube Report Americas - October 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic – along with multiple other disruptors – has upended the logistics market in the United States ...

HCC Down, WD-40 Up

HCC Down, WD-40 Up

Lube Report Americas - October 19, 2020

Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment reported lower revenue for the third quarter, while WD-40 posted higher ...

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Cadence Gets New Financial Backer

Lube Report Americas - October 14, 2020

Cadence Petroleum Group has obtained a new private equity investor, and the new backer plans to accelerate the expansion ...

Thirst Increases for Motorcycle Oils

Thirst Increases for Motorcycle Oils

Lube Report Americas - October 14, 2020

The global motorcycle oils market is projected to grow by a compound annual rate of 1.5% to 2% during the next four year ...

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Equity Firm Buys Warren Distribution

Lube Report Americas - October 14, 2020

A Chicago private equity firm announced last week that it has agreed to acquire majority stakes in Warren Distribution I ...

China-U.S. Trade War Drags On

China-U.S. Trade War Drags On

Lube Report Asia - October 9, 2020

As the trade war between the United States and China approaches its third anniversary, there is little sign of resolutio ...

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Base Oils Continued Recovery in July

Lube Report Americas - October 7, 2020

Base oil production in the United States continued in July to gradually recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemi ...

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Additive Sales Off but Rebounding

Lube Report Americas - September 9, 2020

Lubricant additive demand in the United States declined 9.5% through the first seven months of the year, according to da ...

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Sensor Gives Early Warning of Engine Failure

Lube Report Americas - August 26, 2020

U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists have reported inventing a method to detect and predict mechanical failure due t ...

ACC Extends Emergency Protocol

ACC Extends Emergency Protocol

Lube Report Americas - August 26, 2020

The American Chemistry Council last week extended to Dec. 31 its emergency protocol meant to give companies flexibility ...

COVID-19 Hampers Vertex Results

COVID-19 Hampers Vertex Results

Lube Report Americas - August 19, 2020

Vertex Energy’s black oil segment, which includes its rerefineries business, posted steep decreases in operating incom ...

Aftermarket Motor Oil Sales Fall

Aftermarket Motor Oil Sales Fall

Lube Report Americas - August 19, 2020

Aftermarket motor oil sales in the United States declined for the first half of this year, although sales picked up for ...

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

For the quarter ending June 30, Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP reported a net profit, while Quaker Chemical, Hol ...

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Dexos1 Gen 3 Tests Available Sept. 1

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

General Motors’ proprietary tests required for its Dexos1 Gen 3 passenger car engine oil licensing will be available b ...

Novvi Base Oil Plant Starts Production

Novvi Base Oil Plant Starts Production

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

Chevron and Novvi LLC announced the first production of fully renewable base oil from Novvi’s Deer Park facility in Ho ...

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U.S. Base Oil Output Tumbles in May

Lube Report Americas - August 5, 2020

Base oil production in the United States regressed in May, falling to its lowest seasonally adjusted level since the sta ...