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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 ...

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Equity Firm Buys Lubes Distributor

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

Private equity firm OpenGate Capital has acquired Chemsolv Inc., a Virginia-based regional distributor of commodity and ...

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Survey: Supply Chain Problems Persist

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

Chemical manufacturers in the United States reported that supply chain disruptions are persisting and in some cases wors ...

Mixed Results for WD-40

Mixed Results for WD-40

Lube Report Americas - January 12, 2022

WD-40 Co. reported net income of $18.6 million for the quarter ending Nov. 30, a 21% decrease from $23.6 million in the ...

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ExxonMobil Workers Vote on Union

Lube Report Americas - January 5, 2022

Employees at ExxonMobil’s Beaumont, Texas, refining complex and lubricant manufacturing plant completed an election la ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Ahead of 2020

U.S. Base Oil Output Ahead of 2020

Lube Report Americas - January 5, 2022

The United States produced 5.2 million barrels of base oil in October, a 4% increase from the same month in 2020 and jus ...

Swedish Firm Buys Lube Seals Maker

Swedish Firm Buys Lube Seals Maker

Lube Report Americas - December 29, 2021

Swedish company VBG Group acquired all shares of U.S.-based Carlyle Johnson Machine Co. for $16.5 million. Carlyle Johns ...

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Baytown Scaled Back After Fire

Lube Report Americas - December 29, 2021

ExxonMobil’s Baytown, Texas, refinery – site of the second-largest base oil plant in the United States – is operat ...

Nye Lubricates Space Telescope

Nye Lubricates Space Telescope

Lube Report Americas - December 22, 2021

The James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch Dec. 24 on a NASA mission from French Guiana, will rely on a proprie ...

Biden Ratchets Fuel Economy Regs

Biden Ratchets Fuel Economy Regs

Lube Report Americas - December 22, 2021

President Joseph Biden’s administration announced a series of fuel economy standards this week, a move viewed as furth ...

Canadian Pacific Closes on Merger

Canadian Pacific Closes on Merger

Lube Report Americas - December 15, 2021

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. announced yesterday the completion of its $31 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern, ...

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ExxonMobil LAO Project Pushed Back

Lube Report Americas - December 8, 2021

ExxonMobil’s entry into the linear alpha olefin market has been delayed as a large expansion of the company’s Baytow ...