Volume 3 Issue 31

Rules Require Diligence from Quick Lubes

Enforcement of engine oil and transmission product labeling and receipt requirements that impact quick lubes and their distributor partners is ongoing, and requires preparation and attention to detail to avoid violations, Automotive Oil Change Association officials said during an online webinar on July 28.

Pandemic Increases Delays in Oil Changes

In addition to the sudden drop in miles driven, the COVID-19 pandemic has also caused more drivers in the United States to put off vehicle maintenance, according to a survey by automotive market research firm IMR Inc.

Revenues Drop for HCC

Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment – which includes oil collection activities, rerefining activities and sales of recycled fuel oil – posted revenues of $19.7 million in the second quarter ending June 13, dropping 43%.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Shell Will Expand Russian Plant

ExxonMobil Decides on India Blending Plant

S-Oil Earnings Jumped

Briefly Noted

Croda International Plc announced construction is underway near Princeton, New Jersey, for its North American Headquarters and Innovation Center, with completion scheduled before the end of this year. The facility will feature an almost 11,000 square foot laboratory space and a 2,960 square foot customer experience center for on-site training and collaboration.  Sparrows Group will supply and install lubrication systems as well as provide parts and repair services for SKF’s Lincoln lubrication systems business in Louisiana and Mississippi.