North America

Lube Additive Sales Rebounded in May

Lube Additive Sales Rebounded in May

Lube Report Americas - July 14, 2021

Lubricant additive sales volumes in the United States rebounded in May after retreating the previous month, according to ...

Oils, Filters Gain Online During Pandemic

Oils, Filters Gain Online During Pandemic

Lube Report Americas - July 14, 2021

Motor oils and filters were among the fastest growing automotive aftermarket categories online in 2020 in the United Sta ...

U.S. Car Parc Getting Older

U.S. Car Parc Getting Older

Lube Report Americas - July 7, 2021

The average age of light vehicles in the United States increased 9%, to 11.9 years in 2020 from 10.9 years in 2011, and ...

U.S. Oil Change Sales Down

U.S. Oil Change Sales Down

Lube Report Americas - June 30, 2021

Sales at oil change and lubrication shops in the United States declined 3% to $6.4 billion in 2020, down from $6.6 billi ...

Additive

Accident Said to Cause Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 30, 2021

Local firefighting officials said last week that a June 14 blaze that heavily damaged a Chemtool grease plant in Rockton ...

Base Oils Output Rebounded in March

Base Oils Output Rebounded in March

Lube Report Americas - June 23, 2021

Base oil production in the United States rebounded in March but remained 9% lower than the average output for that month ...

Additive

S-Oil Ties up with Motiva

Lube Report Americas - June 23, 2021

Motiva Enterprises announced last week an agreement to market, sell and distribute in the North America API Group III ba ...

North American Grease Output Declines

North American Grease Output Declines

Lube Report Americas - June 16, 2021

Lubricating grease production in North America declined 17% in 2020, according to the National Lubricating Grease Instit ...

The Beauty of Being Biobased

The Beauty of Being Biobased

Sustainability InSite - June 10, 2021

Lubes'n'Greases talked to Mark Miller, the CEO of Biosynthetic Technologies, about the sustainability of his company’s ...

Additive

Fire Damages West Virginia Refinery

Lube Report Americas - June 2, 2021

A fire broke out Saturday night at Ergon’s refinery in Newell, West Virginia, damaging a fuels unit and forcing the wh ...

Supply Chains Strained by Pandemic

Supply Chains Strained by Pandemic

Lube Report Americas - May 19, 2021

Supply chain challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have underlined the importance of the partnerships between distr ...

Additive

U.S. Base Oil Output Retreats

Lube Report Americas - May 5, 2021

Disrupted by severe cold weather in Texas, base oil production in the United States fell back in February following two ...

Kansas City Southern Receives New Bid

Kansas City Southern Receives New Bid

Lube Report Americas - April 28, 2021

Canadian National Railway offered to buy Kansas City Southern railway for $33.7 billion last week, exceeding the $29 bil ...

Profits Down, Sales Up for Afton

Profits Down, Sales Up for Afton

Lube Report Americas - April 28, 2021

Rounding out a year since COVID-19 struck its home market, Afton Chemical continued to run behind pre-pandemic performan ...

Additive

EPA Changes Tack on California Standards

Lube Report Americas - April 28, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering a 2019 action that sought to end a policy allowing Ca ...

Quaker Forms JV with Equipment Supplier

Quaker Forms JV with Equipment Supplier

Lube Report EMEA - April 20, 2021

Metalworking fluids supplier Quaker Houghton announced today a joint venture with Grindaix GmbH, a Germany-based, high-t ...

Profits, Sales Up for WD-40

Profits, Sales Up for WD-40

Lube Report Americas - April 14, 2021

WD-40 Co. posted net income of $17.2 million for the quarter ending Feb. 28, up 20 percent from the same period last yea ...

Base Oils Recover to Pre-pandemic Levels

Base Oils Recover to Pre-pandemic Levels

Lube Report Americas - April 7, 2021

For the second consecutive month, base oil production in the United States was slightly higher in January than the runni ...