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June 24, 2020

Volume 3 Issue 26

Oil Change Sales Rise

Sales for oil change and lubrication shops in the United States reached an estimated $6.6 billion in 2019, up 5% from $6.3 billion the previous year, according to a joint report by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association.

Air Force Aims to Extend Service Intervals

The U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Environmental Quality Technical Support Branch is leading a pilot study aimed at saving money and protecting the environment by changing its oil change procedures for engines used to power key systems on Air Force bases.

Wax Maker Acquires PVC Lubes Company

Canadian wax maker The International Group Inc. has acquired Picayune, Mississippi-based Rheogistics LLC, which supplies lubricants and mechanical stabilizers to the rigid polyvinyl chloride industry. The transaction was completed on June 12, according to a press release by investment bank and financial adviser Grace Matthews. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Briefly Noted

Mt. Gilead, Ohio-based Lubrication Specialties Inc. announced Todd Cawley as its first vice president of global sales. Cawley worked previously at Sinclair Oil Co., American Refining Group Inc. and Nanotech Industrial Solutions.

Base Oil Reports

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Calumet, Excel Paralubes, Phillips 66, HollyFrontier, Petro-Canada, Avista Oil, Safety-Kleen, Paulsboro and SK Americas joined the cadre of producers that announced posted price increases for paraffinic base oils last week.–by Gabriela Wheeler
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