U.S.A.

U.S. Base Oil Exports Dropped in June

U.S. Base Oil Exports Dropped in June

Lube Report Americas - September 13, 2023

The Unites States exported 22% less base oil in June, with the steepest drops occurring in exports to Colombia and Belgi ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Continues 2023 Lag

U.S. Base Oil Output Continues 2023 Lag

Lube Report Americas - September 6, 2023

Base oil production in the United States fell 20% in June, compared to the same month last year, according to government ...

Moresco Acquires Michigan Supplier

Moresco Acquires Michigan Supplier

Lube Report Americas - August 30, 2023

Japanese specialty lubricant manufacturer Moresco Corp. expanded its die casting lubricant market and production capabil ...

SK, Dell, GRC Link for Liquid Immersion Cooling

SK, Dell, GRC Link for Liquid Immersion Cooling

Lube Report Americas - August 23, 2023

SK Enmove today announced a memorandum of understanding with computer maker Dell Technologies and United States-based GR ...

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SBZ Begins Manufacturing in U.S.

Lube Report Americas - August 16, 2023

British lubricant additives maker SBZ Corp. announced it has begun manufacturing its lubricant additive packages in the ...

U.S. Base Oil Exports Rise in May

U.S. Base Oil Exports Rise in May

Lube Report Americas - August 9, 2023

The United States exported 11% more base oil in May – boosted by triple-digit percentage increases in volumes to India ...

Valvoline Inc. Reports Higher Profits, Sales

Valvoline Inc. Reports Higher Profits, Sales

Lube Report Americas - August 9, 2023

Valvoline Inc. reported large increases in income and sales from continuing operations and in system-wide store sales fo ...

Profits Dip at Safety-Kleen, Jump at Quaker Chem

Profits Dip at Safety-Kleen, Jump at Quaker Chem

Lube Report Americas - August 2, 2023

Despite increases in used oil collection and sales volumes of rerefined base oils, Clean Harbors reported lower second q ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Sagged in May

U.S. Base Oil Output Sagged in May

Lube Report Americas - August 2, 2023

Base oil production in the United States declined 9% in May, although the volume reached its highest in a month since la ...

Profits Up for Afton, WD-40

Profits Up for Afton, WD-40

Lube Report Americas - July 26, 2023

Increased selling prices helped lead to increased operating profit for Afton Chemical’s petroleum additives business f ...

Chevron Expands Group III Output in Richmond

Chevron Expands Group III Output in Richmond

Lube Report Americas - July 26, 2023

Chevron said Sunday that it began making 4 centiStoke API Group III base stocks this month at its refinery in Richmond, ...

Retail Sales of Lubes, Greases Jump 17%

Retail Sales of Lubes, Greases Jump 17%

Lube Report Americas - July 19, 2023

Retail sales of greases and lubricants at select United States automotive retail chains rose 17%, and transmission fluid ...

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Investment Firm Buying Crystal Clean

Lube Report Americas - July 19, 2023

Heritage-Crystal Clean, owner of North America’s second-largest rerefinery, announced today an agreement to be bought ...

U.S. Base Oil Imports, Exports Up in April

U.S. Base Oil Imports, Exports Up in April

Lube Report Americas - July 12, 2023

Base oil exports from the United States rose 11%, and imports increased 18% in April, according to data released by the ...

Engine Oil Exports from the U.S. Rose in 2022

Engine Oil Exports from the U.S. Rose in 2022

Lube Report Americas - July 12, 2023

United States exports of automotive, diesel and marine engine oils increased 18% in 2022, while imports of the same prod ...

Vehicle Ages Increase in U.S.

Vehicle Ages Increase in U.S.

Lube Report Americas - July 5, 2023

The average of light vehicles in the United States rose to 12.5 years at the start of this year, a 3% increase from the ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Down Again in April

U.S. Base Oil Output Down Again in April

Lube Report Americas - July 5, 2023

U.S. base oil production decreased 5% in April, compared to the same month last year, according to U.S. Energy Informati ...

Sales Jump at Oil Change Centers

Sales Jump at Oil Change Centers

Lube Report Americas - June 28, 2023

Sales at United States oil change and lubrication shops rose 11% last year to $7 billion, a joint report by the Auto Car ...