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Change in Pricing Pressure Seen for U.S. Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - March 29, 2023

API Group III base oil prices in the United States have stayed high while values for Group I and II oils dropped steeply ...

Vertex Reports Higher Profit for Former Unit

Vertex Reports Higher Profit for Former Unit

Lube Report Americas - March 22, 2023

Vertex Energy reported higher gross profit and revenue from 2022 for its Heartland used motor oil collection and recycli ...

U.S. Base Oil Exports Fall, Imports Rise

U.S. Base Oil Exports Fall, Imports Rise

Lube Report Americas - March 15, 2023

Base oil exports from the United States fell 6% in 2022, while imports rose by the same amount, according to U.S. Energy ...

Calumet Reduced Loss in 2022

Calumet Reduced Loss in 2022

Lube Report Americas - March 15, 2023

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. trimmed its losses while increasing sales revenue for the quarter ending Dec. 3 ...

Engine Test Problem Triggers Provisional Licensing

Engine Test Problem Triggers Provisional Licensing

Lube Report Americas - March 8, 2023

The American Petroleum Institute announced that an engine sequence test included in most active North American passenger ...

Sales Up for Clean Harbors, HCC

Sales Up for Clean Harbors, HCC

Lube Report Americas - March 8, 2023

Clean Harbors’ Safety-Kleen Sustainability Solutions segment and rerefiner Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business seg ...

Is ILSAC GF-7 Coming Sooner Rather than Later?

Is ILSAC GF-7 Coming Sooner Rather than Later?

Lubes'n'Greases - March 1, 2023

When will ILSAC GF-7 make its debut, and what updates might it include? Steve Haffner weighs in.

Earnings Mixed at Moove, Sinclair, down at Quaker

Earnings Mixed at Moove, Sinclair, down at Quaker

Lube Report Americas - March 1, 2023

Cosan’s Moove and HF Sinclair’s lubricants and specialties segment both reported higher profits for 2022 but lower p ...

Wind Energy Growth Slows in U.S.

Wind Energy Growth Slows in U.S.

Lube Report Americas - February 22, 2023

The United States wind energy industry completed projects that brought 8,612 megawatts of new capacity online last year, ...

Motorex Acquires Spectro Performance Oils

Motorex Acquires Spectro Performance Oils

Lube Report Americas - February 15, 2023

Motorex USA Inc. acquired Intercontinental Lubricants Corp.’s Spectro Performance Oils business, the company announced ...

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U.S. Base Oil Imports Fell Sharply in November

Lube Report Americas - February 8, 2023

Base oil exports from the United States were barely higher in November compared to the same month of 2021, while imports ...

Vertex Sells Heartland Rerefinery

Vertex Sells Heartland Rerefinery

Lube Report Americas - February 1, 2023

Vertex Energy Inc. announced today that it has again reached an agreement to sell its Heartland used motor oil collectio ...

Afton Profits Surge in Q4, 2022

Afton Profits Surge in Q4, 2022

Lube Report Americas - February 1, 2023

Afton Chemical posted operating profit jumps of 188% for the fourth quarter and 35% for the full year, boosted by increa ...

U.S. Base Oil Production Falls

U.S. Base Oil Production Falls

Lube Report Americas - February 1, 2023

The United States produced 4.7 million barrels of base oils in November, 3% less than the same month of 2021 and the fou ...

Aramco Subsidiary Absorbs Motiva Trading

Aramco Subsidiary Absorbs Motiva Trading

Lube Report Americas - January 25, 2023

Saudi Aramco announced Jan. 18 that Houston-based Aramco Trading Americas LLC will be the sole supplier and “offtaker ...

U.S. Auto Sales Slip in 2022

U.S. Auto Sales Slip in 2022

Lube Report Americas - January 25, 2023

Auto sales in the United States declined 8% to 13.7 million units in 2022, the lowest full-year sales total since 2011, ...

U.S., Canada Want in on Mexican Lithium

U.S., Canada Want in on Mexican Lithium

Lube Report Americas - January 25, 2023

Leaders of Mexico, the United States and Canada all have called for private businesses from the latter two companies to ...

Maleic Anhydride Plant to be Built in West Virginia

Maleic Anhydride Plant to be Built in West Virginia

Lube Report Americas - January 18, 2023

TCL Specialties LLC, a subsidiary of India’s Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd., will break ground this month on two manufactur ...