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Mixed Bag for Fast Lubes

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United States quick lubes’ average ticket totals crossed the $71 mark and the average number of oil changes and cars serviced daily increased, but average yearly sales per store declined by almost 7 percent from 2015, National Oil & Lube News reported. Read More

Small Growth Forecast for Industrial Lubricants

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Although global demand for finished lubricants will grow minimally over the next five years, parts of the industry do offer opportunity for marketers, especially premium lubes used by several industries, a consultant from Kline & Co. forecast at the North American Industrial Lubricants Congress in Chicago last week. Read More

TPC’s Baytown Plant Goes to SI Group

SI Group acquired TPC Group’s Baytown, Texas facility, including manufacturing assets for nonene and tetramer, propylene oligomers that are used as intermediates in production of lube oil additives and other products. Read More

SGS Adds Oil Condition Monitoring in Russia

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SGS’ Oil, Gas and Chemicals Services expanded its laboratory in St. Petersburg, Russia, to include oil condition monitoring services, aiming to attract new customers in a range of Russian industries. Read More

Hydrodec Trims Losses

Hydrodec Group reported an overall loss – including discontinued operations – of $5.3 million for the six months ending June 30, compared to an $8.4 million loss for 2015’s first half. Revenues rebounded from a year earlier, up almost 150 percent. Read More

Briefly Noted

Original Parts Warehouse of Vaughan, Ontario, will distribute lubricants for Total Canada. Effective Oct. 1, Oxea will raise prices on NPG by €100 per metric ton and TMP by €80/t in Europe. The chemicals are used in synthetic lubricants.