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April 18, 2018

Volume 1 Issue 16

Warren Distribution Adds Plant in Houston

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Warren Distribution completed and commissioned its fourth blending plant, located in Houston, with initial blending capacity of 8 million gallons, which can be scaled up to 20 million gallons with additional infrastructure investment.The private label blender cited Texas' explosive growth in business and population as a key factor. read more

Chinese Tariffs Loom Over Lubes

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U.S. suppliers of lubricants, lube additives and base oils are hoping that their government and China avoid an impending trade war but preparing to cope with Chinese tariffs on imports in case they don’t. read more

STLE Honors Ted Selby

Ted Selby, a lubricant testing pioneer whose inventions are used worldwide to unlock the secrets of oil rheology, oxidation, deposits and more, next month will receive STLE’s highest technical honor, the International Award. The accolade will come during the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers’ annual meeting, which expects to draw some 1,600 delegates to Minneapolis, May 20-24. read more

BP to Raise Lube Prices

BP Lubricants USA notified customers that prices for Castrol and BP branded passenger car, commercial and synthetic lubricants in all package types will increase by up to 10 percent effective May 14. The company attributed the pricing adjustments to continuous rising costs of base oils, additives, packaging and transportation.

Briefly Noted

Taylor, Michigan-based Atlas Oil Co. is now a Total Specialties USA Inc. authorized lubricants distributor under Atlas’ oilfield services division in select markets with a focus on onshore drilling rigs, frac trucks and gas compression units.  Lubrication Specialties Inc. in Mount Gilead, Ohio, announced the addition of Brian Merz as the company’s director of national account sales.