North America

Heritage-Crystal Clean Posts Sales Jump

Heritage-Crystal Clean Posts Sales Jump

Lube Report Americas - March 9, 2022

Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment – including oil collection and rerefining activities and sales of recy ...

U.S. to Tighten Heavy-duty Emissions

U.S. to Tighten Heavy-duty Emissions

Lube Report Americas - March 9, 2022

The United States Environmental Protection Agency unveiled on Monday proposals to implement more stringent nitrous oxide ...

U.S. Base Oils Complete Rebound

U.S. Base Oils Complete Rebound

Lube Report Americas - March 2, 2022

The United States produced 61.2 million barrels of base oil in 2021, a 10% increase from 2020 and 1% above 2019’s prod ...

Contract Accepted at ExxonMobil Site

Contract Accepted at ExxonMobil Site

Lube Report Americas - February 23, 2022

A 10-month lockout at ExxonMobil’s Beaumont, Texas, refinery and lubricant plant is over after union workers voted Mon ...

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Bill Seeks Consumer Access to Auto Data

Lube Report Americas - February 23, 2022

A bill introduced Feb. 2 in the U.S. House of Representatives would ensure vehicle owners and their chosen repairers hav ...

U.S. Adds More Wind Turbines

U.S. Adds More Wind Turbines

Lube Report Americas - February 16, 2022

Wind power generation capacity in the United States grew 10% in 2021 to 134,996 megawatts, but the amount added was less ...

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U.S. to Seize Sime Darby Palm Products

Lube Report Americas - February 9, 2022

The United States Customs and Border Patrol agency has directed the nation’s ports to seize shipments of palm oil and ...

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ExxonMobil Announces Restructuring

Lube Report Americas - February 2, 2022

ExxonMobil announced yesterday that it will restructure its businesses in an effort to streamline existing operations wh ...

U.S. Base Oil Production Falls

U.S. Base Oil Production Falls

Lube Report Americas - February 2, 2022

The United States produced 4.8 million barrels of base oil in November, 11% less than in the same month in 2020, but mat ...

ILMA Helps Members Cope with COVID

ILMA Helps Members Cope with COVID

Lube Report Americas - January 26, 2022

Lube Report speaks to Mike Damiani, president of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association about goals for the ...

American Car Sales Fall Again

American Car Sales Fall Again

Lube Report Americas - January 19, 2022

Sales of new light vehicles in the United States slipped 3% to 14.9 million units in 2021, as several factors, including ...

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Pemex to Boost Base Oil Output

Lube Report Americas - January 19, 2022

After years of reduced production, Mexico’s government wants state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos to raise its output of ba ...

U.S. Lubricants Buys BP Blending Plant

U.S. Lubricants Buys BP Blending Plant

Lube Report Americas - January 19, 2022

U.S. Lubricants purchased a lube blending facility in Baltimore, Maryland, from BP, the company announced this week. U.S ...

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Equity Firm Buys Lubes Distributor

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

Private equity firm OpenGate Capital has acquired Chemsolv Inc., a Virginia-based regional distributor of commodity and ...

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Survey: Supply Chain Problems Persist

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

Chemical manufacturers in the United States reported that supply chain disruptions are persisting and in some cases wors ...

Mixed Results for WD-40

Mixed Results for WD-40

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

WD-40 Co. reported net income of $18.6 million for the quarter ending Nov. 30, a 21% decrease from $23.6 million in the ...

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ExxonMobil Workers Vote on Union

Lube Report Americas - January 5, 2022

Employees at ExxonMobil’s Beaumont, Texas, refining complex and lubricant manufacturing plant completed an election la ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Ahead of 2020

U.S. Base Oil Output Ahead of 2020

Lube Report Americas - January 5, 2022

The United States produced 5.2 million barrels of base oil in October, a 4% increase from the same month in 2020 and jus ...