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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 ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Remains High

U.S. Base Oil Output Remains High

Lube Report Americas - December 1, 2021

The United States produced 5.5 million barrels of base oil in September, topping the same month in 2020 by 23% and nearl ...

Profits Rise for Vertex Recycling Unit

Profits Rise for Vertex Recycling Unit

Lube Report Americas - November 24, 2021

Vertex Energy Inc. reported higher gross profit and increased revenues for the quarter ended Sept. 30 for its used motor ...

API Updates Bulk Oil Guidelines

API Updates Bulk Oil Guidelines

Lube Report Americas - November 24, 2021

The American Petroleum Institute last week published an updated version of API 1525A, a document setting guidelines for ...

Calumet Posts Earnings Turnaround

Calumet Posts Earnings Turnaround

Lube Report Americas - November 10, 2021

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. reported much improved earnings for the quarter ending Sept. 30, showing signs ...

August Base Oil Output Up from 2020

August Base Oil Output Up from 2020

Lube Report Americas - November 3, 2021

The United States produced 5.5 million barrels of base oil in August, according to the latest data from the federal Ener ...

Biden Restates EV Commitment

Biden Restates EV Commitment

Electric Vehicles InSite - October 27, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden has become a vocal advocate for electric vehicles this year, taking various opportunities to ta ...

Chip Shortage Hampers Auto Sales

Chip Shortage Hampers Auto Sales

Lube Report Americas - October 27, 2021

Semiconductor microchip shortages and supply chain disruptions continue to impact light vehicle production, inventory an ...

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Trucking Crisis Drags on Industry

Lube Report Americas - October 27, 2021

On-road freight transportation in the United States is in the midst of a crisis as the COVID-19 pandemic and other disru ...

Net Income, Sales Up for WD-40

Net Income, Sales Up for WD-40

Lube Report Americas - October 20, 2021

WD-40 reported net income of $8.4 million for its fourth fiscal quarter, ending Aug. 31, down 57% compared to its previo ...

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Vertex Sale to Safety-Kleen Progresses

Lube Report Americas - October 13, 2021

Vertex Energy shareholders voted in favor of its proposed sale of used motor oil collection and recycling assets – inc ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Shrank in July

U.S. Base Oil Output Shrank in July

Lube Report Americas - October 6, 2021

Base oil output in the United States retreated in July, dipping slightly below the level produced in June and falling be ...

Rekindling the Flame

Rekindling the Flame

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

U.S. Base Oil Production Continues on the Path to Recovery The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on United States base ...

DL Chemical to Acquire Kraton

DL Chemical to Acquire Kraton

Lube Report Americas - September 29, 2021

South Korean-based DL Chemical Co. Ltd. will acquire Houston-based Kraton Corp. for $2.5 billion in cash under a definit ...

Amsoil Launches Industrial Lubes Unit

Amsoil Launches Industrial Lubes Unit

Lube Report Americas - September 22, 2021

Synthetic lubricants manufacturer Amsoil launched Amsoil Industrial, a new business unit dedicated to serving large busi ...

Michigan Halts Sale of Orion Products

Michigan Halts Sale of Orion Products

Lube Report Americas - September 15, 2021

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development issued a stop-use and stop-removal order on REV 360 brand p ...