North America

Net Income, Sales Up for WD-40

Net Income, Sales Up for WD-40

Lube Report Americas - October 20, 2021

WD-40 reported net income of $8.4 million for its fourth fiscal quarter, ending Aug. 31, down 57% compared to its previo ...

Additive

Vertex Sale to Safety-Kleen Progresses

Lube Report Americas - October 13, 2021

Vertex Energy shareholders voted in favor of its proposed sale of used motor oil collection and recycling assets – inc ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Shrank in July

U.S. Base Oil Output Shrank in July

Lube Report Americas - October 6, 2021

Base oil output in the United States retreated in July, dipping slightly below the level produced in June and falling be ...

Rekindling the Flame

Rekindling the Flame

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

U.S. Base Oil Production Continues on the Path to Recovery The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on United States base ...

DL Chemical to Acquire Kraton

DL Chemical to Acquire Kraton

Lube Report Americas - September 29, 2021

South Korean-based DL Chemical Co. Ltd. will acquire Houston-based Kraton Corp. for $2.5 billion in cash under a definit ...

Testing Wind Turbine Lubes in Canada

Testing Wind Turbine Lubes in Canada

Lube Report Americas - September 22, 2021

ExxonMobil is collaborating with a Canadian wind energy research organization to test new lubricants for wind turbine ap ...

Amsoil Launches Industrial Lubes Unit

Amsoil Launches Industrial Lubes Unit

Lube Report Americas - September 22, 2021

Synthetic lubricants manufacturer Amsoil launched Amsoil Industrial, a new business unit dedicated to serving large busi ...

Michigan Halts Sale of Orion Products

Michigan Halts Sale of Orion Products

Lube Report Americas - September 15, 2021

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development issued a stop-use and stop-removal order on REV 360 brand p ...

Get Spiffy Buys Pit Crew

Get Spiffy Buys Pit Crew

Lube Report Americas - September 15, 2021

North Carolina-based Get Spiffy, an on-demand car care services company, acquired Pit Crew, which provides mobile oil ch ...

EU and China Lead EV Sales as U.S. Lags

EU and China Lead EV Sales as U.S. Lags

Electric Vehicles InSite - September 13, 2021

The EU and China lead global EV sales, while the U.S. lags behind with the rest of the world, according to tech analysts ...

Additive

June Productive for U.S. Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - September 8, 2021

United States refiners churned out a robust 5.7 million barrels of base oil in June, according to new data from the U.S. ...

Automakers Request Supplement to SP

Automakers Request Supplement to SP

Lube Report Americas - September 1, 2021

Several automakers formally requested that the American Petroleum Institute’s Lubricants Group develop a supplement to ...

Additive

Industry Weathers Scare from Ida

Lube Report Americas - September 1, 2021

The United States lubricant industry seemed to largely dodge a major scare as facilities along the Gulf of Mexico coast ...

Additives Sales Rose Again in July

Additives Sales Rose Again in July

Lube Report Americas - August 25, 2021

Lubricant additive sales volumes in the United States were up slightly in July, compared to June, and much higher than i ...

Biden Sets Ambitious EV Goals for U.S.

Biden Sets Ambitious EV Goals for U.S.

Lube Report Americas - August 11, 2021

The outlook in the United States for electric vehicles – and the implications for automotive lubricant suppliers – h ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Jumped in May

U.S. Base Oil Output Jumped in May

Lube Report Americas - August 4, 2021

Base oil production in the United States jumped to 5.6 million barrels in May, according to the latest data from the U.S ...

Valvoline Allowed to Oppose Start-up Brand

Valvoline Allowed to Oppose Start-up Brand

Lube Report Americas - July 28, 2021

A panel of judges within the United States Patent and Trademark Office ruled last week that Valvoline may proceed with a ...

U.S. Lube Additive Volumes Dipped

U.S. Lube Additive Volumes Dipped

Lube Report Americas - July 28, 2021

Lubricant additive sales volumes in the United States took a slight downturn in June, although volumes for the first hal ...