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Smittys Sued over Hydraulic Fluid

Lube Report - March 27, 2013

A small business owner in Texas sued Smittys Supply and its distributor Atwood Distributing, alleging they sold defectiv ...

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Shell Finished Lube Prices to Rise

Lube Report - March 27, 2013

Shell Lubricants notified U.S. customers earlier this month that prices for Shell brand finished lubricants will general ...

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Chem Arrow Expands in Mexico

Lube Report - March 27, 2013

Los Angeles-based industrial lubricant maker Chem Arrow is expanding its presence in Mexico, where the manufacturing sec ...

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U.S. Base Oils Sagged in 2012

Lube Report - March 20, 2013

Although U.S. base oil refiners opened 2012 on an upward surge, their monthly output started to wobble in the summer and ...

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Quaker Income, Sales Up

Lube Report - March 13, 2013

Lubricant supplier Quaker Chemical reported increases in net income for 2012’s fourth quarter and the full year, c ...

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Fast Lubes Total $9.8B in Sales

Lube Report - March 13, 2013

The number of U.S. fast lubes reached 17,063, up 1,058 stores from a year ago, according to National Oil & Lube New ...

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FTC Ends LZ-Chemtool Review

Lube Report - March 13, 2013

The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation into Lubrizols acquisition of Rockton, Ill.-based grease manuf ...

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SAE Cancels Two Mil Specs

Lube Report - March 13, 2013

In separate notifications last month, SAE International cancelled two longtime military heavy-duty engine oil specificat ...

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Brenntag Acquires U.S. Distributor

Lube Report - March 13, 2013

German chemical distributor Brenntag agreed yesterday to acquire U.S. lubricant distributor Lubrication Services LLC for ...

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Center to House Arizona Chemical R&D

Lube Report - March 13, 2013

Arizona Chemical broke ground on a $10 million, 27,000 square foot science and technology center in Georgia that will be ...

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Specialty Grease Firm Aims to Grow

Lube Report - March 6, 2013

Engineered Custom Lubricants, which makes specialty lubricating greases for OEM applications, has moved into two buildin ...

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Chemical Prices Rise

Lube Report - March 6, 2013

Albemarle will lift prices on antioxidants used in lubricants, and Oxea increased prices for several solvents as well as ...

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Pascagoula on Target for 4Q

Lube Report - February 27, 2013

Chevrons $1.4 billion, 25,000 barrels per day API Group II base oil plant project in Pascagoula, Miss., is on budget, an ...

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Shell Ponders More LAO

Lube Report - February 27, 2013

Shell Chemical LP may expand its Geismar, La., petrochemical facility by adding an additional linear alpha olefin unit t ...

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Calumet Posts Strong 4Q, 2012

Lube Report - February 20, 2013

Calumet Specialty Products Partners fourth quarter 2012 net income was up compared to the year earlier quarter, and its ...

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Arizona Distributors Join Forces

Lube Report - February 20, 2013

Brown Evans Distributing and Union Distributing merged to form Senergy Petroleum, which will distribute lubricants in Ar ...

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Universal Opens Dallas Warehouse

Lube Report - February 20, 2013

Rerefiner Universal Lubricants opened a 52,000 square foot lubricant warehouse and distribution center in leased space i ...

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Pettit Oil Expands in Washington

Lube Report - February 20, 2013

Pettit Oil Co. acquired the lubricant distribution and other assets of PNEC Corp., which does business as SC Fuels, for ...