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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) ...

Nynas Pulls Back from North America

Nynas Pulls Back from North America

Lube Report Americas - March 23, 2022

Nynas AB – one of the world’s largest naphthenic base oil producers and the only large European source – is haltin ...

Vertex Posts Jump in Earnings

Vertex Posts Jump in Earnings

Lube Report Americas - March 16, 2022

Vertex Energy Inc. reported large increases in gross profit and revenues for the quarter ended Dec. 31 and full year 202 ...

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Lubrizol Names Interim CEO

Lube Report Americas - March 16, 2022

Lubrizol announced last week that it appointed board of directors Chairwoman Mary Rhinehart to the additional posts of p ...

U.S. Base Oil Imports Jumped in 2021

U.S. Base Oil Imports Jumped in 2021

Lube Report Americas - March 16, 2022

The United States imported 28% more base oil last year than in 2020, and the volume surpassed 2019’s total, according ...

Heritage-Crystal Clean Posts Sales Jump

Heritage-Crystal Clean Posts Sales Jump

Lube Report Americas - March 9, 2022

Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment – including oil collection and rerefining activities and sales of recy ...

U.S. to Tighten Heavy-duty Emissions

U.S. to Tighten Heavy-duty Emissions

Lube Report Americas - March 9, 2022

The United States Environmental Protection Agency unveiled on Monday proposals to implement more stringent nitrous oxide ...

U.S. Base Oils Complete Rebound

U.S. Base Oils Complete Rebound

Lube Report Americas - March 2, 2022

The United States produced 61.2 million barrels of base oil in 2021, a 10% increase from 2020 and 1% above 2019’s prod ...

Contract Accepted at ExxonMobil Site

Contract Accepted at ExxonMobil Site

Lube Report Americas - February 23, 2022

A 10-month lockout at ExxonMobil’s Beaumont, Texas, refinery and lubricant plant is over after union workers voted Mon ...

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Bill Seeks Consumer Access to Auto Data

Lube Report Americas - February 23, 2022

A bill introduced Feb. 2 in the U.S. House of Representatives would ensure vehicle owners and their chosen repairers hav ...

U.S. Adds More Wind Turbines

U.S. Adds More Wind Turbines

Lube Report Americas - February 16, 2022

Wind power generation capacity in the United States grew 10% in 2021 to 134,996 megawatts, but the amount added was less ...

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U.S. to Seize Sime Darby Palm Products

Lube Report Americas - February 9, 2022

The United States Customs and Border Patrol agency has directed the nation’s ports to seize shipments of palm oil and ...

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ExxonMobil Announces Restructuring

Lube Report Americas - February 2, 2022

ExxonMobil announced yesterday that it will restructure its businesses in an effort to streamline existing operations wh ...

U.S. Base Oil Production Falls

U.S. Base Oil Production Falls

Lube Report Americas - February 2, 2022

The United States produced 4.8 million barrels of base oil in November, 11% less than in the same month in 2020, but mat ...

ILMA Helps Members Cope with COVID

ILMA Helps Members Cope with COVID

Lube Report Americas - January 26, 2022

Lube Report speaks to Mike Damiani, president of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association about goals for the ...

American Car Sales Fall Again

American Car Sales Fall Again

Lube Report Americas - January 19, 2022

Sales of new light vehicles in the United States slipped 3% to 14.9 million units in 2021, as several factors, including ...

U.S. Lubricants Buys BP Blending Plant

U.S. Lubricants Buys BP Blending Plant

Lube Report Americas - January 19, 2022

U.S. Lubricants purchased a lube blending facility in Baltimore, Maryland, from BP, the company announced this week. U.S ...