Volume 5 Issue 3

U.S. Lubricants Buys BP Blending Plant

U.S. Lubricants purchased a lube blending facility in Baltimore, Maryland, from BP, the company announced this week. U.S. Lubricants, which is based in Appleton, Wisconsin, said the acquisition will allow it to expand in terms of volume of finished lubricants produced and geographic reach.

Pemex to Boost Base Oil Output

After years of reduced production, Mexico’s government wants state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos to raise its output of base oil, part of a strategy to lower dependence on imports of fuel and lubricants. Any increase in base oil production would presumably take place at Pemex’s refinery in Salamanca, Mexico, which includes the nation’s only base oil plant.

American Car Sales Fall Again

Sales of new light vehicles in the United States slipped 3% to 14.9 million units in 2021, as several factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic and global microchip shortages, had an impact on inventory, according to organizations and companies that track data from U.S. automobile dealers and original equipment manufacturers.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Shell, Lukoil Top Russian Survey

France Lube Demand Rises

Moresco Lubricates Fukushima Clean-up

Briefly Noted

TotalEnergies’ Hi-Perf motorcycle engine oils will be used and recommended nationwide at all local Royal Enfield North America motorcycle dealerships under a partnership agreement announced by Houston, Texas-headquartered TotalEnergies Marketing USA and Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Royal Enfield North America.