Volume 6 Issue 30

Chevron Expands Group III Output in Richmond

Chevron said Sunday that it began making 4 centiStoke API Group III base stocks this month at its refinery in Richmond, California – a facility that has made 6 cSt Group III oils since 2019.

Educating on Turbine Oil Microbial Contamination

A new ASTM international standard provides explanations of microbial contamination and biodeterioration and suggests methods to detect and control such conditions in turbine oils and turbine oil systems.

Special Report: Electric Vehicles

The Special Report on Electric Vehicles examines the greasing and heat management needs of this new category of automobiles plus some lessons gleaned from an electrified racing circuit.

Profits Up for Afton, WD-40

Increased selling prices helped lead to increased operating profit for Afton Chemical’s petroleum additives business for the quarter ending June 30, despite a decline in sales, while WD-40’s net income and net sales jumped for the quarter ending May 31.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Chinese Cars Won’t Affect Russia’s Lube Market

Lube Consumption in France Dips Again

Group II 500N Price Index Coming to China

Briefly Noted

Retail sales of motorcycles in Brazil increased 16% to 140,387 in June, compared to 120,840 in the same month last year, according to the Brazilian Association of Motorcycle, Moped, Scooter, Bicycle and Similar Manufacturers.