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ORourke Expands Reach in Texas

Lube Report - January 16, 2013

ORourke Petroleum recently acquired Penco Oil in East Texas. Both companies are Shell lubricants distributors. Mush Kha ...

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Rosneft Starts 2013 Off Big

Lube Report - January 16, 2013

Rosneft, one of Russia’s biggest lubricants marketers, increased its supply of automotive lubricants in 2012 and r ...

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Vanderbilt to Finish Expansion This Year

Lube Report - January 9, 2013

Additive maker R.T. Vanderbilt Co. yesterday announced a new organization structure, and that it plans to complete the $ ...

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JX Nippon Mizushima Plant Sanctioned

Lube Report - January 9, 2013

The troubles over the Mizushima plant continue to build for Japanese petroleum company JX Nippon. The Ministry of Econ ...

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WD-40 Posts Strong Results

Lube Report - January 9, 2013

Net income for WD-40 totaled $10.9 million for the quarter ending Nov. 30, up 61 percent from the prior year period, whi ...

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Martin Acquires Distributor Talens

Lube Report - January 9, 2013

Martin Midstream Partners L.P. acquired lubricants distributor Talens Marine and Fuel for $47.4 million. Martin purchas ...

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Russian Car Market Driving Lubes’ Future

Lube Report - January 9, 2013

MOSCOW-Russias fast growing vehicle market is causing significant changes in the country’s motor oil sales, strict ...

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Jergens Gets John M. Allen Co.

Lube Report - January 9, 2013

Jergens Industrial Supply acquired John M. Allen Co. for an undisclosed amount. Both companies distribute metalworking f ...

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Tech Talent Pay Tops $121,000

Lube Report - January 3, 2013

U.S. technical, laboratory and R&D managers who responded to the LubesnGreases 2012 Lubricants Industry Salary Surv ...

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Stay Flexible Is Key to Success

Lube Report - January 3, 2013

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Petro-Canada, the Americas only major producer of both API Group II and Group III base oils, s ...

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Mitsubishi Oil Leak Recall to Cost $86M

Lube Report - January 3, 2013

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. widened a recall on Dec. 20 for an oil leak issue on vehicles sold in Japan to about 1.7 million ...

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Equity Firm Picks Up J.A.M.

Lube Report - December 27, 2012

Ridgemont Equity Partners last week acquired J.A.M. Distributing Co., which supplies ExxonMobil, Phillips 66 and other b ...

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Will Pale Oil Replace Heavy Group I?

Lube Report - December 27, 2012

LISBON, Portugal-With API Group I base oil producers in Europe facing tumultuous times, one presenter told UEILs 2012 Co ...

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Aurora Bags DuBois

Lube Report - December 27, 2012

Aurora Capital Group acquired DuBois Chemicals, a specialty chemicals company whose products include industrial lubrican ...

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Gazprom Widens Lube Sales Reach

Lube Report - December 27, 2012

Russian lubricants marketer Gazprom Neft-SM expanded its sales network to Germany, Ukraine, Turkey and Iraq, the company ...

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Shell to Add 7th Blend Plant in China

Lube Report - August 15, 2012

Shell is expected to announce plans tomorrow for a new lubricants blending plant in Tianjin, in northern China. A Dow J ...

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Taiwan Base Oil Exports Threatened

Lube Report - August 15, 2012

SINGAPORE – Taiwan currently exports more than 300,000 tons per year of base oil to China duty-free, but South Kor ...

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Kazakh Base Oil Plant Advances

Lube Report - August 15, 2012

South Koreas Hyundai Engineering Co. was awarded a contract to develop a 200,000 tons per year API Group II and III base ...