Volume 3 Issue 33

Dexos1 Gen 3 Tests Available Sept. 1

General Motors’ proprietary tests required for its Dexos1 Gen 3 passenger car engine oil licensing will be available beginning Sept. 1, said GM Engineering Manager Nathan Siebert during a webinar last week. Gen 3 will replace Dexos1 Gen 2, which debuted in 2017.

Novvi Base Oil Plant Starts Production

Chevron and Novvi LLC announced the first production of fully renewable base oil from Novvi’s Deer Park facility in Houston, Texas.

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

For the quarter ending June 30, Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP reported a net profit, while Quaker Chemical, HollyFrontier’s lubricants and specialty products segment and Cosan’s lubricants business segment each posted a net loss. Clean Harbors’ Safety-Kleen segment and lubricants distributor Parkland Fuel each reported lower revenue.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Stihl Fights Counterfeit Lubes in Russia

GP Makes Restructuring Hires

Idemitsu Agrees to Sell Back Shell Business

Briefly Noted

Bryan Milton, president of ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants, announced his retirement effective Sept. 1. The company’s board of directors appointed Ian Carr to succeed Milton as president and also elected Carr as Exxon Mobil Corp. vice president.  Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP named Todd Borgmann as senior vice president and interim chief financial officer. Borgmann will assume the CFO duties on Sept. 1, following an orderly transition with the current executive vice president and CFO, H. Keith Jennings, who announced he will leave the organization effective Aug. 31.