Volume 6 Issue 19

Base Oil Exports Slip, Imports Rise

Base oil exports from the United States declined 10% to 2.3 million barrels – dragged down by decreases in exports to Mexico, Brazil, Canada and India, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Q1 Challenging for Rerefiners

The base oil market was a challenging environment for rerefiners during the first three months of 2023, according to recent stock exchange filings by two American companies.

Lubes’n’Greases May Issue Available

The May issue explores why U.S. base oil production dropped off in 2022. This issue also includes feature articles about how one global metalworking fluid distributor is working to increase its sustainability profile as well as how lubricant companies can attract and retain quality employees. Plus, find out what regulatory bodies do to ensure continuity of licensing when engine tests fail.

Amsoil Acquires Industrial Lube Blender

Superior, Wisconsin-based Amsoil Inc. acquired fellow Wisconsin lube blender Benz Oil, the companies announced on Monday. The move expands Amsoil’s portfolio of lubricant and metalworking fluid production capabilities.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Moresco to Relocate China Lubes to New Plant

Blending Plant Opened in Turkmenistan

Rerefinery to be Built in Azerbaijan

Briefly Noted

Brazil’s National Association of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, or Anfavea, reported that sales of passenger cars in the South American country increased 2% to 160,700 vehicles licensed in April, compared to the same month last year. Year-to-date sales through April reached 633,000 units, a 14% increase from the same period last year.