Volume 5 Issue 9
A subcontractor is contesting a nearly $10,000 fine by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration for its alleged role in a June 2021 fire that destroyed Lubrizol’s Chemtool grease factory in Rockton, Illinois.
The United States produced 61.2 million barrels of base oil in 2021, a 10% increase from 2020 and 1% above 2019’s production, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Agency. In December, the country produced 5.3 million barrels, virtually unchanged from the same month in 2020 and 2% less than the December 2019 total.
Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. reported a steeper net loss for the quarter ending Dec. 1 and the full year of 2021, despite large increases in sales for the quarter and year. Quaker Chemical reported lower earnings, while results improved at HollyFrontier and Safety-Kleen.