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U.S. Auto Sales Continue Rebound
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U.S. Auto Sales Continue Rebound

Lube Report Americas - July 15, 2020

Auto sales in the United States showed signs of life later in the second quarter, though numbers remained down on a year ...

Vehicle Aging Trend Continues

Vehicle Aging Trend Continues

Lube Report Americas - July 7, 2020

The average age of light vehicles in the United States rose 8%, from 10.9 years in 2011 to 11.8 years in 2019, and is pr ...

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U.S. Base Oil Output Declines

Lube Report Americas - July 5, 2020

April base oil production in the United States was 13.2% lower than the five-year running average for that month, after ...

North American Grease Production Slips

North American Grease Production Slips

Lube Report Americas - June 28, 2020

North American production of lubricating greases seems to have dipped from 2018 to 2019, according to a survey by the Un ...

Air Force Aims to Extend Service Intervals

Air Force Aims to Extend Service Intervals

Lube Report Americas - June 22, 2020

The U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Environmental Quality Technical Support Branch is leading a pilot study aim ...

Oil Change Sales Rise

Oil Change Sales Rise

Lube Report Americas - June 21, 2020

Sales for oil change and lubrication shops in the United States reached an estimated $6.6 billion in 2019, up 5% from $6 ...

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Wax Maker Acquires PVC Lubes Company

Lube Report Americas - June 21, 2020

Canadian wax maker The International Group Inc. has acquired Picayune, Mississippi-based Rheogistics LLC, which supplies ...

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States Sue Over Fuel Economy Rollback

Lube Report Americas - June 17, 2020

Twenty-three United States states and the District of Columbia sued President Donald Trump’s administration at the end ...

Auto Sales Start to Turn Corner

Auto Sales Start to Turn Corner

Lube Report Americas - June 8, 2020

New light vehicles sales in the United States are expected to reach near 1.1 million units in May according to a recent ...

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Slow Recovery Forecast for U.S.

Lube Report Americas - June 8, 2020

The lubricants market faces a “very gradual” recovery, regardless of the ultimate size of the dip in the economy or ...

Cosan’s Lube Income and Sales Decline

Cosan’s Lube Income and Sales Decline

Lube Report Americas - June 1, 2020

Moove – Cosan’s lubricants production and distribution arm – reported lower net income, revenue and sales volumes ...

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Altivia Acquires Additive Plant

Lube Report Americas - May 31, 2020

Altivia Oxide Chemicals LLC acquired KMCO and its associated chemical ethoxylation manufacturing assets in Crosby, Texas ...

Strong Q1 for Parkland’s Lube Sales

Strong Q1 for Parkland’s Lube Sales

Lube Report Americas - May 22, 2020

Canada-based distributor Parkland Fuel Corp. posted a 26 percent increase in consolidated revenue for its lubricant segm ...

Lube-Tech Opens Distribution Center

Lube-Tech Opens Distribution Center

Lube Report Americas - May 19, 2020

Lube-Tech opened a new distribution center this week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with capacity to store up to 350,000 gallo ...

Pandemic Hits Rerefiners from Both Sides

Pandemic Hits Rerefiners from Both Sides

Lube Report Americas - May 8, 2020

Rerefiners in North America are feeling the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in the form of reduced demand for their bas ...

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Safety-Kleen Adds Northeastern U.S. Rerefinery

Lube Report Americas - May 8, 2020

Clean Harbors acquired a small API Group II+ rerefinery in New Hampshire last month, providing its Safety-Kleen subsidia ...

Results Decline at Calumet, Valvoline, Quaker

Results Decline at Calumet, Valvoline, Quaker

Lube Report Americas - May 8, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. reported a net loss, Valvoline posted a slight decrease in operating income, Ho ...