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U.S. Vehicle Ages Rise
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U.S. Vehicle Ages Rise

Lube Report Americas - June 22, 2022

The average age of light vehicles in the United States rose 9% to 12.1 years in 2021, from 11.1 years in 2012, and is pr ...

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds

Lube Report Americas - June 22, 2022

Lubricating grease production in North America rose 9% in 2021, according to the National Lubricating Grease Institute ...

U.S. Oil Change Sales Jump

U.S. Oil Change Sales Jump

Lube Report Americas - June 15, 2022

Sales at oil change and lubrication shops in the United States climbed 10% to $6.3 billion in 2021, compared to $5.7 bil ...

Equipment Maker Perma Expands in U.S.

Equipment Maker Perma Expands in U.S.

Lube Report Americas - June 15, 2022

German-based grease and lubrication systems manufacturer H-T-L Perma USA is expanding its production capacity at a new h ...

Safety-Kleen Rebrands Base Oils

Safety-Kleen Rebrands Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - June 8, 2022

Safety-Kleen has rebranded its rerefined base oils, putting them under the Kleen+ name that emphasizes their reduced car ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Increases

U.S. Base Oil Output Increases

Lube Report Americas - June 1, 2022

Base oil production in the United States rose 15% in March, compared to the same month last year, and was 17% higher tha ...

Profits, Sales up for Vertex, Perimeter

Profits, Sales up for Vertex, Perimeter

Lube Report Americas - May 25, 2022

Vertex Energy Inc. reported large increases in gross profit and revenues for its used motor oil collection and processin ...

Plitt Wins IPAC Arbitration Case

Plitt Wins IPAC Arbitration Case

Lube Report Americas - May 25, 2022

An arbitrator last month issued a final award exonerating a former executive of International Petroleum Products & A ...

Moove to Acquire PetroChoice

Moove to Acquire PetroChoice

Lube Report Americas - May 25, 2022

Cosan’s Moove made a splash this week with an almost half-billion-dollar acquisition for PetroChoice, the largest lubr ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Up in February

U.S. Base Oil Output Up in February

Lube Report Americas - May 4, 2022

Base oil production in the United States rose by 34% in February, compared to the same month last year, a U.S. governmen ...

Profit Up for WD-40

Profit Up for WD-40

Lube Report Americas - April 20, 2022

WD-40 Co. reported net income of $19.5 million for its second quarter ending Feb. 28, a 13% increase compared to the sam ...

U.S. Base Oil Production Declines

U.S. Base Oil Production Declines

Lube Report Americas - April 6, 2022

United States base oil output declined more than 10% in January, compared to the same month last year, and was down 8% f ...

U.S. Base Oil Production Completes Rebound

U.S. Base Oil Production Completes Rebound

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Despite the ongoing pandemic and tough economic conditions, base oil production in the United States achieved full rebou ...

Mixed Year for Perimeter Solutions

Mixed Year for Perimeter Solutions

Lube Report Americas - March 30, 2022

Perimeter Solutions SA’s oil additives business reported lower earnings and sales for the fourth quarter and lower ear ...

Selby, Lubricant Testing Giant, Dies

Selby, Lubricant Testing Giant, Dies

Lube Report Americas - March 30, 2022

Ted Selby, founder of the Savant Group and a giant in the field of lubricant testing, died Monday at the age of 93. Over ...

Workers Strike at Richmond Refinery

Workers Strike at Richmond Refinery

Lube Report Americas - March 23, 2022

More than 500 members of the United Steelworkers union went on strike Monday at Chevron’s refinery in Richmond, Califo ...

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EPA Penalizes Blender Over Pollution Reports

Lube Report Americas - March 23, 2022

Lubricant producer Champion Brands LLC was slapped with a $130,243 fee by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...