Industries

Interchange Emergency Enacted for Additives

Interchange Emergency Enacted for Additives

Lube Report Americas - April 21, 2020

The American Chemistry Council on Monday invoked an emergency protocol meant to give companies flexibility to cope with ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Fell in 2019

U.S. Base Oil Output Fell in 2019

Lube Report Americas - April 14, 2020

Base oil production in the United States dropped 9 percent in 2019, according to recently released data, as refiners per ...

Tractor Fluid Settlement Agreed Upon

Tractor Fluid Settlement Agreed Upon

Lube Report Americas - April 14, 2020

A Federal District Court judge in Missouri granted preliminary approval to a class action settlement providing reimburse ...

Covid-19 Disrupts Auto Industry

Covid-19 Disrupts Auto Industry

Lube Report Americas - April 7, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused automakers around the world to temporarily close factories, and this will reduce demand ...

India Asked to Release Castor Chemicals

India Asked to Release Castor Chemicals

Lube Report Americas - April 7, 2020

Three lubricant industry associations in the United States petitioned India’s government last week to approve the expo ...

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Planning for Disruptions on the River

Lube Report Americas - March 31, 2020

Fog and floods are regular disruptors to barges carrying base oils on rivers. Suppliers and buyers can take steps to mi ...

Coronavirus Ravages Refinery Runs

Coronavirus Ravages Refinery Runs

Lube Report Americas - March 31, 2020

The Covid-19 outbreak is proving to be the most disruptive event for the base oils and refining industry since the Great ...

Flooding: Growing Obstacle to River Transport

Flooding: Growing Obstacle to River Transport

Lube Report Americas - March 25, 2020

Flooding remains a significant disruptor of barge traffic of base oil on U.S. rivers, and it could worsen in coming year ...

DuBois to Acquire Cimcool

DuBois to Acquire Cimcool

Lube Report Americas - March 25, 2020

Hillenbrand Inc. will sell its Cimcool metalworking fluids business to DuBois Chemicals Inc. for $224 million in cash, u ...

Fog Weighs on Base Oil Traffic

Fog Weighs on Base Oil Traffic

Lube Report Americas - March 13, 2020

Hurricanes justifiably cause much consternation for Gulf Coast base oil refiners and their customers, but fog is a bigge ...

PdVSA Lube Chief Arrested

PdVSA Lube Chief Arrested

Lube Report Americas - March 13, 2020

The president of Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.’s lubricant business was one of several company officials arrested early ...

Clean Harbors Hikes Used Oil Pricing

Clean Harbors Hikes Used Oil Pricing

Lube Report Americas - March 4, 2020

Clean Harbors announced on Monday that its Safety-Kleen subsidiary and all of its waste oil collection businesses will r ...

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Petrobras to Exit Colombia

Lube Report Americas - March 4, 2020

Brazils Petrobras said Tuesday that it plans to sell its fuels and lubricants business in Colombia, part of a broader pl ...

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Q4 Kind to Clean Harbors, HCC, Quaker

Lube Report Americas - March 4, 2020

Quaker Chemical reported an increase in fourth quarter net income, but a decline for 2019. Its net sales were higher for ...

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IPAC Wins Case Against Distributor

Lube Report Americas - March 4, 2020

Lubricant additive supplier IPAC said last week that it has won two arbitration decisions against a former distributor a ...

Calumet Acquires Wax Maker

Calumet Acquires Wax Maker

Lube Report Americas - March 4, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. announced yesterday it had acquired Paralogics LLC, a producer of candle and in ...

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Ingevity CEO Resigns, Interim CEO Named

Lube Report Americas - February 26, 2020

Ingevity Corp. announced Feb. 20 that its board of directors and D. Michael Wilson agreed he would resign as president, ...