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LSC Adds Fourth Calif. Facility

Lube Report - January 23, 2013

Lubricating Specialties Co. has completed the startup phase of its new blending and packaging facility in Azusa, Calif. ...

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ORourke Expands Reach in Texas

Lube Report - January 16, 2013

ORourke Petroleum recently acquired Penco Oil in East Texas. Both companies are Shell lubricants distributors. Mush Kha ...

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Vanderbilt to Finish Expansion This Year

Lube Report - January 9, 2013

Additive maker R.T. Vanderbilt Co. yesterday announced a new organization structure, and that it plans to complete the $ ...

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WD-40 Posts Strong Results

Lube Report - January 9, 2013

Net income for WD-40 totaled $10.9 million for the quarter ending Nov. 30, up 61 percent from the prior year period, whi ...

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Martin Acquires Distributor Talens

Lube Report - January 9, 2013

Martin Midstream Partners L.P. acquired lubricants distributor Talens Marine and Fuel for $47.4 million. Martin purchas ...

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Jergens Gets John M. Allen Co.

Lube Report - January 9, 2013

Jergens Industrial Supply acquired John M. Allen Co. for an undisclosed amount. Both companies distribute metalworking f ...

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Tech Talent Pay Tops $121,000

Lube Report - January 3, 2013

U.S. technical, laboratory and R&D managers who responded to the LubesnGreases 2012 Lubricants Industry Salary Surv ...

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Stay Flexible Is Key to Success

Lube Report - January 3, 2013

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Petro-Canada, the Americas only major producer of both API Group II and Group III base oils, s ...

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Equity Firm Picks Up J.A.M.

Lube Report - December 27, 2012

Ridgemont Equity Partners last week acquired J.A.M. Distributing Co., which supplies ExxonMobil, Phillips 66 and other b ...

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Aurora Bags DuBois

Lube Report - December 27, 2012

Aurora Capital Group acquired DuBois Chemicals, a specialty chemicals company whose products include industrial lubrican ...

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Lifting the Veil on Bulk Oil

Lube Report - August 1, 2012

Consumers buying oil changes will know what theyve received, and bulk motor oil shipments will require documentation in ...

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Base Oil Capacity Snapshot

Lube Report - April 18, 2012

Base oil capacity in the United States totaled 217,300 barrels per day on Jan. 1, unchanged from 2011, according to Amer ...

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U.S. Synlubes on the Upswing

Lube Report - March 21, 2012

U.S. demand for synthetic lubricants and functional fluids will grow more than 8 percent annually to $7.4 billion in 201 ...

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HazComm Standard Revised

Lube Report - March 21, 2012

OSHA yesterday released the final rule revising its Hazard Communication Standard, to align with the United Nations glob ...

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U.S. Base Oil Output Grew 3%

Lube Report - March 14, 2012

Despite a plague of refinery outages and a year-end slowdown, U.S. refiners turned out almost 62 million barrels of base ...

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Cosan Acquisition Targets Europe

Lube Report - March 7, 2012

Brazils Cosan announced last week it is acquiring U.K.-based Comma Oil and Chemicals Ltd., staking a foothold in the Eur ...

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Mexican Terminal to Handle Lubes

Lube Report - February 8, 2012

Raloy Lubricants and railroad company Kansas City Southern de Mexico recently opened the Diamond International transload ...

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UES Becomes Avista Subsidiary

Lube Report - January 18, 2012

Avista Oil AG of Germany acquired a majority stake in Universal Environmental Services, which is building a new rerefine ...