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Novvi Bankruptcy Case Aimed at Restructuring

Novvi Bankruptcy Case Aimed at Restructuring

Lube Report Americas - December 6, 2023

Chemical company Novvi LLC filed what it described as a voluntary bankruptcy petition Sunday, stating that it intends to ...

U.S. Base Oil Production Dips

U.S. Base Oil Production Dips

Lube Report Americas - December 6, 2023

U.S. base oil production decreased 4% in September, although naphthenic base oil production experienced a 16% jump in vo ...

EPA Won’t Seek Input on Oily Wastewater

EPA Won’t Seek Input on Oily Wastewater

Lube Report Americas - November 29, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped a plan to invite public comments about rules regarding the collecti ...

EPA Proposes Phase-out for PIP (3:1)

EPA Proposes Phase-out for PIP (3:1)

Lube Report Americas - November 22, 2023

The ability to use phenol, isopropylated phosphate as an ingredient in lubricants would end in five years under rule ame ...

Profits Up at Valvoline and Calumet, Down at Moove

Profits Up at Valvoline and Calumet, Down at Moove

Lube Report Americas - November 15, 2023

Valvoline reported higher operating income and sales, and Calumet reported a large increase in net income, while Cosan ...

Ingevity to Close Crude Tall Oil Fatty Acid Plant

Ingevity to Close Crude Tall Oil Fatty Acid Plant

Lube Report Americas - November 8, 2023

Ingevity announced last week that it will close by mid-2024 its Deridder, Louisiana, processing plant, which produces cr ...

U.S. Base Oil Exports Jumped in August

U.S. Base Oil Exports Jumped in August

Lube Report Americas - November 8, 2023

Base oil exports from the United States surged 52%, while base oil imports into the country dropped by 31% in August, co ...

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U.S. Base Oil Output Rebounds in August

Lube Report Americas - November 1, 2023

United States base oil production jumped 18% in August, marking the first year-on-year increase in production volume sin ...

California Adopts CO2 Reporting Mandate

California Adopts CO2 Reporting Mandate

Lube Report Americas - October 25, 2023

California Governor Gavin Newsom finally signed into law a first-in-nation bill that requires large U.S. corporations to ...

Profits Rise for Afton, WD-40

Profits Rise for Afton, WD-40

Lube Report Americas - October 25, 2023

Afton Chemical reported a 68% jump in operating profit despite a 4% decline in sales for the quarter ending Sept. 30, as ...

Legal Challenge to Minnesota Emissions Rule Falls

Legal Challenge to Minnesota Emissions Rule Falls

Lube Report Americas - October 18, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court last week decided against reviewing a lawsuit first by the Minnesota Auto Dealers Association cha ...

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Martin Midstream Specialty Operating Income Rises

Lube Report Americas - October 18, 2023

Martin Midstream Partners reported higher operating income and lower sales revenue for its specialty products business s ...

South America Demand Forecast to Outpace North

South America Demand Forecast to Outpace North

Lube Report Americas - October 11, 2023

North America’s finished lubricant demand is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 0.8% out to 2032, held bac ...

U.S. Base Oil Exports, Imports Both Decline

U.S. Base Oil Exports, Imports Both Decline

Lube Report Americas - October 11, 2023

The United States exported 22% less base oil in July – as shipments to Colombia and Brazil plummeted – and imported ...

U.S. Base Oils Continue to Sag

U.S. Base Oils Continue to Sag

Lube Report Americas - October 4, 2023

Base oil production in the United States declined 7% in July – continuing a year-long trend – although naphthenic pr ...

U.S. Policies Could Spur Industrial Lube Demand

U.S. Policies Could Spur Industrial Lube Demand

Lube Report Americas - September 27, 2023

North America accounted for 24% of global lubricants demand in 2022, with nearly half of its share coming from an indust ...

Soltex Buys Dielectric Fluid Supplier DSI

Soltex Buys Dielectric Fluid Supplier DSI

Lube Report Americas - September 20, 2023

Aiming to expand its offerings for dielectric fluids and other electrical insulating lubricants and coolants, chemical m ...

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Reladyne Acquires Michigan Distributor

Lube Report Americas - September 13, 2023

The largest finished lubricant distributor in the United States grew some more recently when Reladyne purchased Michigan ...