Legal & Regulatory

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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 ...

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Isla Talks Stalled by Covid-19

Lube Report Americas - May 22, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has delayed negotiations toward a final agreement for the Klesch Group to become operator of Curac ...

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Calumet Returns Payroll Protection Loans

Lube Report Americas - May 15, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners repaid $31.4 million in federal Paycheck Protection Program loans Monday, two weeks ...

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U.S. Lifts Sanctions on Nynas

Lube Report Americas - May 12, 2020

Nynas AB announced Tuesday that Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. sold a 35 percent stake in the company and that the United S ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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Canada Permits Use of Toxic Chemical

Lube Report Americas - February 12, 2020

The Canadian government decreed this month that it will permit 9-octadecenoic acid (Z)- compound with (Z)-N-9-octadeceny ...

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Amalie Awaits Settlement Approval in Lawsuit

Lube Report Americas - January 29, 2020

Amalie Oil Co. and the plaintiffs of a class action lawsuit against the company have asked a Florida circuit court to gr ...

IMO 2020 Approaches

IMO 2020 Approaches

Lube Report Americas - November 27, 2019

With the IMO 2020 regulation on marine fuels scheduled to take effect in just over a month, vessel operators and ports a ...

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Calumet Fined for Inaccurate Earnings Report

Lube Report Americas - November 27, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Nov. 25 charged Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. with posting an inacc ...

Chile Enacts Recycling Regulation

Chile Enacts Recycling Regulation

Lube Report Americas - November 6, 2019

Chile enacted a law last week that aims to recycle used lubricants by giving producers and end-users responsibilities to ...

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Citgo Under Threat Again After Ruling

Lube Report Americas - October 2, 2019

A United States appeals court lifted a hold Monday on Crystallex International Corp.s efforts to seize shares of refiner ...

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EPA Clarifies Chlorinated Paraffin Stance

Lube Report Americas - September 25, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency issued significant new use rules on Sept. 18 under the Toxic Substances Control Act ...

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Feds Probe California Emissions Deal

Lube Report Americas - September 11, 2019

The United States federal government notified California last week that it had begun an antitrust probe of the states re ...

Wax Industry Awaits Impact of Tariffs

Wax Industry Awaits Impact of Tariffs

Lube Report Americas - September 4, 2019

U.S. distributors and manufacturers of wax and wax products are bracing for the impact of new tariffs on Chinese imports ...

New York Settles Over Obsolete Oils

New York Settles Over Obsolete Oils

Lube Report Americas - August 28, 2019

The New York Attorney Generals Office announced Monday that it reached a settlement fining Dollar General Corp. for the ...