U.S.A.

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 ...

United States Base Oils Bounce Back?

United States Base Oils Bounce Back?

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the United States base oil market during 2020. It was, as industry veteran Steph ...

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Machine Tools Firm Buys Fluid Supplier

Lube Report Americas - March 24, 2021

Machine tool distributor Concept Machine recently acquired St. Louis, Missouri-based B.C. Macdonald & Co., a cutting ...

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OSHA Floats Changes to Labeling Rules

Lube Report Americas - March 24, 2021

United States regulators are proposing changes in hazardous materials labeling billed as aligning with global protocols ...

Merger Forms Canada-Mexico Rail Network

Merger Forms Canada-Mexico Rail Network

Lube Report Americas - March 24, 2021

Canadian Pacific Railway acquired Kansas City Southern, one of the largest transporters of base oil and lubricants from ...

U.S. Keeps Adding Wind Turbines

U.S. Keeps Adding Wind Turbines

Lube Report Americas - March 17, 2021

The United States’ wind power capacity grew 16% in 2020 to 122,468 megawatts, according to a market report by a nation ...

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

Lube Report Asia - March 12, 2021

DuPont said last week that it is investing $40 million to construct specialty lubricant manufacturing units at existing ...

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

Lube Report Americas - March 10, 2021

DuPont said last week that it is investing $40 million to construct specialty lubricant manufacturing units at existing ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Off 9% in 2020

U.S. Base Oil Output Off 9% in 2020

Lube Report Americas - March 3, 2021

It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the United States’ base oil market during 2020. For the en ...

2020 Set Records for Base Oil Volatility

2020 Set Records for Base Oil Volatility

Lube Report Americas - February 24, 2021

Clashing supply-demand dynamics resulted in record price volatility in the U.S. base oil market, an industry analyst obs ...

Lanxess Acquires Chemical Company

Lanxess Acquires Chemical Company

Lube Report Americas - February 24, 2021

Lanxess AG will pay $1 billion to acquire United States-based specialty chemical manufacturer Emerald Kalama Chemical, w ...

STARFIRE Stays Ahead of the Competition

STARFIRE Stays Ahead of the Competition

Lube Report Americas - February 17, 2021

Putting the customer first has always been a priority for Ohio-based Coolants Plus, helping to position it as an afforda ...

OQ Declares Force Majeure in Texas

OQ Declares Force Majeure in Texas

Lube Report Americas - February 17, 2021

OQ Chemicals said Monday that it was declaring force majeure for the supply of chemicals produced at its Bay City, Texas ...

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Calumet Vows to Keep Lubes Business

Lube Report Americas - February 17, 2021

Calumet Specialty Product Partners L.P. plans to retain its finished lubricants and chemicals business and moreover to f ...

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U.S. Base Oil Output Up for November

Lube Report Americas - February 10, 2021

The United States base oil market continued its recovery in November, producing 5.4 million barrels of base stocks, whic ...

COVID-19 Depressed U.S. Auto Sales

COVID-19 Depressed U.S. Auto Sales

Lube Report Americas - February 3, 2021

Sales of new light vehicles in the United States declined by 15% to 14.5 million units in 2020 due to impacts of the COV ...

Gaskets Firm Acquires Synlube Blender

Gaskets Firm Acquires Synlube Blender

Lube Report Americas - January 27, 2021

Cometic Gasket announced yesterday the acquisition of Indiana-based Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, which blends and package ...