North America

Despite Wish List, Industry Avoids SP Plus
© jannoon028

Despite Wish List, Industry Avoids SP Plus

Lube Report Americas - August 10, 2022

Automakers have expressed interest to address additional issues in the latest passenger car motor oil specifications for ...

Metalworking Lubricants Co. Pays Fine

Metalworking Lubricants Co. Pays Fine

Lube Report Americas - August 10, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and an Indiana state government agency have reached a settlement with Metalwork ...

Valvoline to Sell Lubes Unit to Aramco

Valvoline to Sell Lubes Unit to Aramco

Lube Report Americas - August 3, 2022

Saudi Aramco announced on Monday a $2.7 billion deal to acquire Valvoline’s Global Products business, which is its lub ...

Sales Up for HCC

Sales Up for HCC

Lube Report Americas - August 3, 2022

Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment reported 45% higher revenue for its second fiscal quarter ending June 18 ...

Additive

OQ Gives Final Approval for Expansion

Lube Report Americas - July 27, 2022

OQ Chemicals said Tuesday it reached a final investment decision to build additional propionic aldehyde capacity as well ...

API Drafts Sustainable Practice for Lubes

API Drafts Sustainable Practice for Lubes

Lube Report Americas - July 20, 2022

A special committee of the American Petroleum Institute is drafting a recommended practice for calculating the environme ...

Additive

Afton Expands Additives Plant

Lube Report Americas - July 20, 2022

Afton Chemical Corp. announced today that it completed a $70 million expansion at its lubricant additive factory in Saug ...

U.S. Hits EV Tipping Point

U.S. Hits EV Tipping Point

Lube Report Americas - July 20, 2022

Uptake of electric vehicles in the United States has passed the 5% tipping point, setting the world’s second-largest a ...

WD-40 Profit Declines

WD-40 Profit Declines

Lube Report Americas - July 13, 2022

WD-40 reported net income of $14.5 million for the quarter ending May 31, a 31% drop from the same period last year, whi ...

Base Oil Production in U.S. Dips

Base Oil Production in U.S. Dips

Lube Report Americas - July 6, 2022

United States base oils production declined 2% in April, compared to the same month last year, a U.S. government agency ...

U.S. Lube Oil Exports, Imports Rose in 2021

U.S. Lube Oil Exports, Imports Rose in 2021

Lube Report Americas - June 29, 2022

The United States exported 33% more and imported more than 110% more automotive, diesel and marine engine lubricating oi ...

Ineos Adds Low-vis, High-vis PAOs

Ineos Adds Low-vis, High-vis PAOs

Lube Report Americas - June 29, 2022

Ineos Oligomers announced this week the startup of its new 120,000-metric-tons-per-year low viscosity polyalphaolefins u ...

U.S. Vehicle Ages Rise

U.S. Vehicle Ages Rise

Lube Report Americas - June 22, 2022

The average age of light vehicles in the United States rose 9% to 12.1 years in 2021, from 11.1 years in 2012, and is pr ...

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds

Lube Report Americas - June 22, 2022

Lubricating grease production in North America rose 9% in 2021, according to the National Lubricating Grease Institute ...

U.S. Oil Change Sales Jump

U.S. Oil Change Sales Jump

Lube Report Americas - June 15, 2022

Sales at oil change and lubrication shops in the United States climbed 10% to $6.3 billion in 2021, compared to $5.7 bil ...

Equipment Maker Perma Expands in U.S.

Equipment Maker Perma Expands in U.S.

Lube Report Americas - June 15, 2022

German-based grease and lubrication systems manufacturer H-T-L Perma USA is expanding its production capacity at a new h ...

Safety-Kleen Rebrands Base Oils

Safety-Kleen Rebrands Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - June 8, 2022

Safety-Kleen has rebranded its rerefined base oils, putting them under the Kleen+ name that emphasizes their reduced car ...