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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...