Volume 3 Issue 34

Aftermarket Motor Oil Sales Fall

Aftermarket motor oil sales in the United States declined for the first half of this year, although sales picked up for oils used in boating and recreational vehicles as summer arrived, according to The NPD Group.

Sale of Petrobras' Lubnor Delayed

Petrobras said recently that the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed its efforts to sell a naphthenic base oil plant in the Brazilian state of Ceara, but the company still expects to divest the facility next year.

COVID-19 Hampers Vertex Results

Vertex Energy’s black oil segment, which includes its rerefineries business, posted steep decreases in operating income and revenue for the quarter ending June 30. The COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on collection of used motor oil that reduced feedstock availability, the company noted.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Poland Proposal Would Encourage Rerefining

China 6 Standard Offers Group III Opening

New Denmark Rerefinery Starts Up

Briefly Noted

BASF expanded its partnership with Monson, an Azelis Americas company, to distribute BASF’s premium line of lubricant and metalworking components.