Volume 4 Issue 1

Finished Lube Prices Climbing

Several major and independent lubricant marketers informed customers of finished lube price increases in the United States that will take effect from mid-January through early February. Factors cited included rising base oil prices and related costs, such as transportation.

Prohibited Chemical Allowed in Lubes

The United States Environmental Protection Agency last month excluded the lubricant industry from a new prohibition on phenol isopropylated phosphate (3:1) – a chemical that provides anti-wear and anti-compressibility performance in products such as aviation hydraulic fluids.

Business Changes Have Environmental Aspects

Partly because of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are undergoing more change than ever these days, which of course is a challenge in and of itself, but while managing changes, companies also need to ensure that they comply with environmental regulations, a consultant told a lubricant industry forum last month.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

ELGI Warns of Lithium Classification

Survey Suggests Setback in Russian Market

Cambodia Nixes Duties on Some Lubes

Briefly Noted

Stockton, California-based lubricants and fuels supplier Valley Pacific Petroleum Services acquired Redding-California-based Cross Petroleum, which distributes lubricant and fuel products.