Regulations

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Z Tech v. Lubrizol Dismissed

Lube Report - February 13, 2013

A Federal judge in Michigan dismissed Z Technologies antitrust lawsuit against Lubrizol last week, concluding the four-y ...

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Base Oil Traders Sling Barbs

Lube Report - February 13, 2013

Shamrock Shipping and Trading has warned that any deals concluded by a former employee and his current employer, Feedco, ...

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Gulf Considers Lubes Demerger

Lube Report - February 13, 2013

Gulf Oil Corp. Ltd. may demerge its lubricants business into a separately listed company, according to a Feb. 8 filing w ...

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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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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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Crankcase Flaw Draws Safety Recall

Lube Report - August 15, 2012

A crankcase defect led Kawasaki to recall 4,170 model year 2011 to 2012 motorcycles. The recall includes several varian ...

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Hydrodec OK’d to Treat PCB-Tainted Oil

Lube Report - July 4, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued Hydrodec Group a final permit for storage and treatment of used transfor ...

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EU Drops Duty on Furfural from China

Lube Report - June 27, 2012

The European Council repealed an anti-dumping duty on furfuraldehyde from China, saying in recent years the EUs industry ...

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Cruzes’ Engine Shield Flaw Prompts Recall

Lube Report - June 27, 2012

General Motors will recall more than 400,000 2011 and 2012 model Chevrolet Cruzes in the United States because of an eng ...

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Canada Puts Triazine Limits on Hold

Lube Report - June 20, 2012

Health Canada postponed lowering the limits on the popular metalworking fluid biocide triazine to 500 ppm, a change orig ...

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Counterfeit Lubes Draw Citgos Wrath

Lube Report - June 13, 2012

Citgo sued distributor Mid-State Energy and subsidiary Highland Oil, alleging they sold poor quality, non-Citgo bulk lub ...

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Contract Packager Sues WD-40

Lube Report - June 13, 2012

IQ Products sued WD-40 for breach of contract, alleging WD-40 terminated a long-term packaging agreement as retaliation ...

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Lubrizol Sued Over Lockhart Acquisition

Lube Report - May 30, 2012

Z Technologies filed an antitrust suit against Lubrizol, alleging its acquisition of Lockharts wax oxidate business in 2 ...

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Delfin Exec Held for Export to Iran

Lube Report - May 30, 2012

The former president of a South Carolina lubricant blender was arrested in May on charges of exporting aviation oils in ...

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Lawsuit Hits at Jiffy Lube Intervals

Lube Report - May 23, 2012

Jiffy Lube International has become the target of a class action lawsuit filed in California Superior Court for the Coun ...

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Metalworking Fluids: STLE’s ‘Hot Topic’

Lube Report - May 16, 2012

Regulatory pressures continue to push metalworking fluid formulators to find alternative chemistries, even in the absenc ...

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SMF Energy Files for Chapter 11

Lube Report - April 18, 2012

Fuel and lubricants packager and distributor SMF Energy and its subsidiaries filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions in Fl ...

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Feds Target Lube Exports

Lube Report - March 28, 2012

The U.S. Department of Commerce has ordered a temporary halt to exports by lubricant manufacturer Delfin Group USA, alle ...