Volume 5 Issue 25
Lubricating grease production in North America rose 9% in 2021, according to the National Lubricating Grease Institute’s latest annual survey. Production of greases made with aluminum soap, calcium soap and lithium soap were all up from 2020 volumes.
Refineria di Kursou, the Curacao government agency that owns the Isla Refinery, entered exclusive negotiations with a hefty consortium of companies to finally find an operator for the scarcely used facility. The agency described investments that the consortium proposed both for the restart of the facility and the local community.
The average age of light vehicles in the United States rose 9% to 12.1 years in 2021, from 11.1 years in 2012, and is projected to bump up to 12.2 years in 2022, according to data in the latest report jointly published by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association.