Phillips 66 Unveils Four New FA-4 & CK-4 Products

Phillips 66® Lubricants Develops Leading Edge, Low Viscosity Diesel Engine Oils to Support Modern Engines

Four New FA-4 & CK-4 Products Unveiled

Phillips 66 and Kendall® announced today that it will add their most advanced diesel engine oils yet to their proven heavy-duty product portfolio. The company says these new 5W-30 full synthetic oils will deliver additional benefits to diesel trucks by increasing fuel savings without sacrificing engine protection. While 15W-40 and 10W-30 viscosity oils are common in on-the-road trucking, the industry is calling for lower viscosity oils that support the latest engine technologies to deliver maximum results.

“The unique properties of this new generation of low viscosity oil will most benefit trucks rolling off the assembly lines this year and in the future,” said Tony Negri, commercial products director at Phillips 66. “In addition to improving fuel economy, the new oils extend oil change intervals, and provide the enhanced wear protection that our customers have come to expect.”

Shawn Ewing, coordinator product technical services-commercial at Phillips 66, added, “Phillips 66 is committed to developing oils that support OEMs’ advanced technology and modern engine design, reduce emissions and offer performance benefits to fleets. We’ve spent the past four years testing and formulating these four new products to ensure they meet and exceed specifications from the major OEMs.”

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Two More Price Increases

Reliance Fluid Technologies (RFT) announced at the start of the month that it would immediately increase the price of its finished lubricants by approximately 6%. The increase was effective December 1, 2017.

DuBois Chemicals announced on November 30, 2017 that it will increase the prices on its industrial products and services by 3 to 7%. The increase is effective January 1, 2018. DuBois attributes the increase to the rising cost of alkaline, zinc, surfactant, transportation, and packaging. This will be the first price increase DuBois has made in several years.

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Launch of Asian Lubricant Manufacturers Union

 The Asian Lubricant Manufacturers Union (ALMU) launched on December 1, 2017 in Singapore. The brand-new trade association will serve the all-important Asian lubricant market — the fastest growing region for lubricant demand — and has appointed Enterprise Promotion Centres Pte Ltd (EPC), headed by Jan Tan, as Association Manager.

The ALMU represents the combined knowledge and expertise of lubricant manufacturers throughout the region, with goals of becoming the trusted voice for the Asian lubricants industry; supporting the development of high quality lubricants; and providing exceptional value to its membership organizations. The region in which ALMU shall operate includes East Asia, South Asia, North Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania.

Prospective ALMU members include independent lubricant manufacturers, national oil companies & major oil companies, lubricant additive manufacturers, marketers and distributors, base oil manufacturers, marketers and distributors. Although members will primarily be from Asia, any organizations outside Asia that has business interests in the region are also welcomed to join.

EPC is a Singapore-based company set up in 1989 as an outcome of the SME Master Plan jointly formulated by the Singapore Economic Development Board and the relevant government agencies. EPC provides business facilitation as well as managed services to help companies promote growth and develop capability. EPC has particular expertise in association and event management services.

The first organizational meeting for the new ALMU will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip on March 6, 2018. Among those present will be the presidents of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) representing North America, UEIL representing Europe, and the Shanghai Lubricant Traders Association representing China. This event is by invitation only.

Round 3: Price Increase Summary

The following is a summary of the price increases JobbersWorld reported on for the third round of price increase is 2017

 

Lubricant Manufacturers Round 3

Company Announced
Date
Effective
Date
Increase
Kleen Performance Products 9/6/2017 9/6/2017 60 to 80 cpg
ExxonMobil 10/20/2017 11/20/2017 up to 6%
Chevron 10/24/2017 12/4/2017 up to 6%
Warren Oil 10/25/2017 11/17/2017 4% to 9%
Chemlube 10/26/2017 11/20/2017 20 to 25 cpg
Advanced Lubrication Specialties (ALS) 10/26/2017 11/13/2017 6 to 10%
CAM2 10/26/2017 11/15/2017 4 to 9%
Smitty’s Supply 10/26/2017 11/15/2017 20 cpg Bulk
25cpg Packaged Lubricants
3cpp Packaged Greases
Phillips 66 10/27/2017 12/1/2017 6%
Nu-Tier Brands 10/27/2017 11/17/2017 up to 6%
Sinclair Lubricants 10/27/2017 12/11/2017 up to 6%
Old World Industries 10/30/2017 11/13/2017 up to 8%
Warren Distribution 10/31/2017 11/27/2017 6 to 9%
Allegheny Petroleum   10/31/2017  11/8/2017 30 cpg
Petro-Canada 10/31/2017 12/1/2017 up to 6%
Valvoline 11/1/2017 12/1/2017 up to 5%
D-A Lubricant 11/1/2017  12/1/2017 up to 6%
CITGO 11/2/2017 12/4/2017 4 to 8%
SOPUS/Shell  11/6/2017 12/11/2017 up to 6%
BP Lubricants/Castrol (including industrial)  11/7/2017  12/11/2017 up to 6%
Total 11/9/2017 12/11/2017 up to 6%
Amalie 11/17/2017 12/16/2017 32 cpg Oil and Automotive Chemicals, 4 cpp greases
DuBois Chemicals 11/30/2017 1/1/2018 3 to 7% Industrial products and services
Reliance Fluid Technologies (RFT)  12/1/2017 12/1/2017 approx. 6%
Pinnacle Oil 11/15/2017 5 to 7%
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Quick Stats for the Three Rounds of Price Increases in 2017
Days from the Start of Round 1 to the Start of Round 2 63 Days
Days from the Start of Round 2 to the Start of Round 3 205 Days
Average Price Increase for Round 1 5.79%
Average Price Increase for Round 2 5.75%
Average Price Increase for Round 3 6.28%

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Another Price Increase, MDA Removes 303 THF From Sale

Amalie Announced Lubricant Price Increases

Amalie announced November 17, 2017 that it will increase the price of its oil and automotive chemical products by 32 cents a gallon and 4 cents a pound on all greases. The increase will take effect December 16, 2017. Amalie attributes the increase to continuous rising costs of additives, base oils, corrugated, plastic and transportation.

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Missouri Orders 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluids Out of the State

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As reported last week by the Petroleum Quality Institute of America, he State of Missouri Department of Agriculture Weights, Measures & Consumer Protection Division ordered that effective immediately Tractor Hydraulic Fluid (THF) labeled only as “303” can no longer be sold in the state, and the reason why is clear.

The John Deere (JD) 303 designation is 57 years old and has been obsolete for 43 years. In addition, there are no specifications available for 303 THF, and as such products making only “303” claims cannot be tested to assure compliance with any known specifications. Because of this, in the interest of protecting consumers, the State of Missouri ordered that “303” THF cannot be sold in the state.

Missouri’s banning the sale of “303” THF will have a significant impact due to the proliferation of 303 fluids in the market. These fluids are typically sold as low cost THFs and account for a very significant share of total THF sales. In fact, in some markets they are the leading type sold. Further, they are produced and sold by many lubricant manufacturers, marketers and retailers in the US and some have already received Stop Sale orders from the State of Missouri Department of Agriculture Weights, Measures & Consumer Protection Division.

Although not necessarily a shot heard around the world, the actions taken by the state of Missouri will most certainly send a clear message to marketers, retailers and farmers in other states. Because whereas the State of Missouri is the first to ban the sale of 303 THF, chances are others will follow.

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Source: The Petroleum Quality Institute of America

Round 3: Price Increase Summary

The following is a summary of the price increases JobbersWorld reported on for the third round of price increase is 2017

 

Lubricant Manufacturers Round 3

Company Announced
Date
Effective
Date
Increase
Kleen Performance Products 9/6/2017 9/6/2017 60 to 80 cpg
ExxonMobil 10/20/2017 11/20/2017 up to 6%
Chevron 10/24/2017 12/4/2017 up to 6%
Warren Oil 10/25/2017 11/17/2017 4% to 9%
Chemlube 10/26/2017 11/20/2017 20 to 25 cpg
Advanced Lubrication Specialties (ALS) 10/26/2017 11/13/2017 6 to 10%
CAM2 10/26/2017 11/15/2017 4 to 9%
Smitty’s Supply 10/26/2017 11/15/2017 20 cpg Bulk
25cpg Packaged Lubricants
3cpp Packaged Greases
Phillips 66 10/27/2017 12/1/2017 6%
Nu-Tier Brands 10/27/2017 11/17/2017 up to 6%
Sinclair Lubricants 10/27/2017 12/11/2017 up to 6%
Old World Industries 10/30/2017 11/13/2017 up to 8%
Warren Distribution 10/31/2017 11/27/2017 6 to 9%
Allegheny Petroleum   10/31/2017  11/8/2017 30 cpg
Petro-Canada 10/31/2017 12/1/2017 up to 6%
Valvoline 11/1/2017 12/1/2017 up to 5%
D-A Lubricant 11/1/2017  12/1/2017 up to 6%
CITGO 11/2/2017 12/4/2017 4 to 8%
SOPUS/Shell  11/6/2017 12/11/2017 up to 6%
BP Lubricants/Castrol (including industrial)  11/7/2017  12/11/2017 up to 6%
Total 11/9/2017 12/11/2017 up to 6%
Amalie 11/17/2017 12/16/2017 32 cpg Oil and Automotive Chemicals, 4 cpp greases
Pinnacle Oil 11/15/2017 5 to 7%
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Quick Stats for the Three Rounds of Price Increases in 2017
Days from the Start of Round 1 to the Start of Round 2 63 Days
Days from the Start of Round 2 to the Start of Round 3 205 Days
Average Price Increase for Round 1 5.79%
Average Price Increase for Round 2 5.75%
Average Price Increase for Round 3 6.31%

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Why the Third Round of Price Increases?

 

Why the Third Round of Price Increases?

PIC11142017Rev2Price increases are not unusual in the lubricants business. In fact, this year alone we have seen three rounds. In most cases the increases are somewhat predictable since they are often driven by changes in the price of base oil. This is logical since base oil accounts for about 85% of the volume of material in motor oil and roughly 50 to 60% of its cost. The balance of the cost of goods belongs to performance additives, which are also impacted by higher base oil prices.

With that as a backdrop, the current round of price increases are understandable since there has been close to a 4% increase in the price of base oils since the start of the second round of price increases in April of this year. In addition, Lubrizol announced a temporary surcharge for its additives from September 27 through December 31, 2017 due the events surrounding Hurricane Harvey and the impact on the infrastructure of the petrochemical industry.

There are, however, other factors taken into consideration when price increases push through on finished lubricants; some having a very important impact on the third round of price increases. One in particular is the cost of freight.

Truck11142017The cost of freight climbed significantly this year due to a number of issues. The one with the greatest effect has, and is expected to continue to be, a severe shortage of qualified drivers. According to a report by the American Trucking Association (ATA), the driver shortfall may reach 50,000 positions by the close of 2017. Further, if the current trajectory holds, it’s forecast to balloon to nearly 175 thousand by 2026. Trucking companies are working to address the shortages by offering hefty sign on bonuses, higher compensation, and other perks and benefits to gain and retain drivers. In addition, they are pouring money into recruitment and training programs, all of which are driving up the cost of freight.

Freight costs are also ramping up due to regulations. In particular, the preparation trucking companies are implementing to assure compliance to the new federal regulation that requires the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs). In short, ELDs are digital logging devices that monitor driver hours of operation and help assure drivers adhere to the hours-of-service regulations (limits on the number of hours they can drive). In addition to the expense of planning, and the hardware and software required to implement ELDs, the regulations are said to exacerbate driver shortages by reducing availability.

Another impact on shipping costs, brings us back to August, when JobbersWorld reported on CSX Rail (the country’s third largest railroad) restructuring to rationalize infrastructure and consolidate operations. With this, CSX made regional cut backs in personnel and hump tracks, bringing its ability to handle between 60 and 80 cars a day in some yards, to as few as 35 or even 15 cars a day. Adding to the cut backs, CSX has also changed some of the shipping patterns, which sends some cars north before heading south, adding to delays. These factors encouraged blenders, distributors and others to find an alternative, yet more expensive and/or time consuming, means of transporting necessary products.

Importantly, increases in the cost of shipping impacts both the inbound and outbound freight charges incurred by lubricant blenders and distributors. As an example, higher freight costs mean blenders pay more to transport base oils from the rack to the blender’s lube plant. In addition, the freight costs to bring in additives increased. Distributors also pay more on inbound freight to transport finished lubricants from the blend plant to their storage and distribution facilities. On outbound freight, both blenders and distributors can incur higher shipping costs (when not FOB) to move finished lubricants from their warehouses to the end-user, retailer, or installer. And make no mistake about it, although a marketer operating a private fleet may not share the same cost burden as those moving freight by common carrier, costs can also increase as they compete to hire and retain drivers in the shrinking pool of qualified professionals. Furthermore, they too are seeing higher costs due to more stringent regulations.

But there is more.

bottles11142017Although higher base oil prices and freight costs have a big thumbprint on the third round of finished lubricant prices in 2017, increases in the cost of packaging materials, including steel, resin and paperboard, were also seen this year. As an example, Greif, a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, announced an increase on the price of steel drums of 5%, effective March 2017. Greif attributed the increase to escalating raw material and other input costs. Although not specific to Greif, some blenders say that where they used to pay $23 to 25 for a 55-gallon drum in 2016, they are now looking at prices closer to $30 a drum.

The price of corrugated boxes also increased significantly in 2017. There are a myriad of reasons for the increase including, an explosion at an International Paper factory at the beginning of the year that reduced US paper production by 5%. In addition, increased demand for boxes to fulfill e-commerce transactions, increases in export demand, higher freight costs, investment to meet regulatory requirements, and increases in labor and energy also has an effect. One of the more recent increases underscoring the higher price of packaging came when Georgia-Pacific reportedly announced in September a $50 a ton price increase on linerboard and a $60 a ton increase on corrugated to take effect on October 10, 2017

Although the price of resin used to manufacture plastic bottles is slowly returning to normalcy, production and supply line interruptions cause by Hurricane Harvey took its toll on resin prices. Polyethylene producers pushed through two rounds of price increases from August to October. When taken together, these increases totaled close to $0.10 a pound.

Adding to the higher cost of drums, pails, quart bottles, cartons and other packaging materials, blenders and distributors are also seeing the cost to procure these materials increase circling back to the higher freight prices.

So for those asking why we are seeing a third round of lubricant price increases in 2017, the answer is complex and goes well beyond increases in the price of base oil. It includes the higher cost of additives, transportation, packaging, labor, and others. These cost increases are real, and producers and distributors typically pass them on, and maybe a little more to improve their margins, by increasing the price of their finished lubricant if they want to stay in business and remain healthy.

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More Price Increases in Round 3

uppricesWarren Distribution announced today that it will increase the price of all its finished lubricants by 6 to 9%. The increase will be effective as of November 27, 2017. Warren Distribution attributes the price adjustment to the increased costs of base oils, additives, operation, raw materials and transportation.

Old World announced on October 30, 2017 that it will increase the price on all finished lubricants by up to 8%. The increase will be effective as of  November 13, 2017. Old World attributes the increase to the higher price of raw materials used in the manufacturing and distribution of its products.

Nu-Tier Brands announced on October 27, 2017 a general price increase of up to 6% on all finished lubricants. The increase goes into effect November 17, 2017. Nu-Tier attributes the increase to the rising costs associated with raw materials and manufacturing.

Chevron announced on October 24, 2017 an  increase on all lubricating oils and greases of up to 6%. The increase goes into effect as of December 4, 2017. Marketers were advised that certain products may be be outside the range.

Pinnacle Oil announced an increase of 5 to 7% on packaged and bulk lubricants effective as of November 15, 2017.

Lubricant Manufacturers Round 3

Company Announced
Date
Effective
Date
Increase
Kleen Performance Products 9/6/2017 9/6/2017 60 to 80 cpg
ExxonMobil 10/20/2017 11/20/2017 up to 6%
Chevron 10/24/2017 12/4/2017 up to 6%
Warren Oil 10/25/2017 11/17/2017 4% to 9%
Chemlube 10/26/2017 11/20/2017 20 to 25 cpg
Advanced Lubrication Specialties (ALS) 10/26/2017 11/13/2017 6 to 10%
CAM2 10/26/2017 11/15/2017 4 to 9%
Smitty’s Supply 10/26/2017 11/15/2017 20 cpg Bulk
25cpg Packaged Lubricants
3cpp Packaged Greases
Nu-Tier Brands 10/27/2017 11/17/2017 up to 6%
Old World Industries 10/30/2017 11/13/2017 up to 8%
Warren Distribution 10/31/2017 11/27/2017 6 to 9%
Pinnacle Oil 11/15/2017 5 to 7%
Lubricant
Price
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PQIA Publishes HDEO Timeline

On October 27, 2017 the Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) published a timeline to help educate consumers about the American Petroleum Institute (API) Service Categories for diesel engine oils.

Price Increases: Round 3

Price Increases: Round 3

uppricesChemlube announced today it will increase the price of its Savannah lubricants by $0.20 to $0.25 a gallon. These increases go into effect on November 20, 2017. Chemlube attributes the increase to the higher price of raw materials.

Advanced Lubrication Specialties (ALS) announced today that it will increase the price of its lubricants from 6 to 10%, effective November 13, 2017.

CAM2 announced today, a bulk and package price increase of 4 to 9% per gallon (depending on product). The increase is effective November 15, 2017. CAM2 says the increase is necessary due to the continuing increase in base oil prices.

Smitty’s Supply announced today a price increase of $0.20 a gallon for bulk, $0.25 a gallon for packaged lubricants, and $0.03 a pound for packaged greases. This increase is effective November 15, 2017.

Warren Oil announced on October 24, 2017 that it will increase the price of its finished lubricants and greases by 4 to 9%. The increase will be effective as of November 17, 2017 on orders placed on or after Monday, November 20, 2017. Warren attributes the price adjustment to the increased costs of base oils, additives, packaging and transportation.

ExxonMobil announced on October 20, 2017 that it will increase the price of its lubricants by up to 6% effective November 20, 2017. This increase is said to impact both branded and unbranded lubricants, including greases.

The first it what is now taking shape to be Round 3 in lubricant price increases for 2017 was announced by Kleen Performance Products on September 6, 2017. 

Champion Focuses on Mopar with 0W-40 Modern Muscle Motor Oil

4402H Modern Muscle 0W-40 ImageChampion Brands, LLC, a major player in development and manufacturing of racing and performance products, announced this week the unveiling of a new SAE 0W-40 premium full-synthetic motor oil specifically formulated to maximize the demands of today’s high performance street vehicles.

Champion Modern Muscle (CMM) SAE 0W-40 Motor Oil is an API SN licensed viscosity recommended for Dodge Viper 8.4L, Dodge Challenger 6.4L, Dodge Charger 6.4L, Additional Modern Dodge Hemi Motors, Jeep 6.4L, Nissan GTR 3.8L, and others, plus OEM / Engine Builder “Crate Motors” requiring a high performance 0W-40 viscosity.

CMM Motor Oils will provide outstanding levels of fuel economy performance, cleaning power and engine protection, even during extended oil change intervals. These high-performance oils are proven to significantly reduce wear and viscosity breakdown due to advancements in additive engineering.

CMM Motor Oils utilize Champion’s “Blue E.T.®” (Enhanced Technology) racing additive, and Champion’s TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) performance additive. These proprietary technologies deliver unmatched film strength at high temperature, better piston ring seal for maximum compression, and increase horsepower and torque in most engines.

These premium mixtures of synthetic base fluids and additives provide maximum durability and protection from wear and viscosity breakdown by including special lubricity modifiers, and premium anti-wear additives This unique robust formulation enables CMM Motor Oils to outperform all leading high performance synthetic oils.

About Champion Brands, LLC
Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

Source: Champion Brands, LLC

Parman Acquires Star Petroleum

parmanenergyParman Energy Corporation, “Parman”, announced its acquisition of Star Petroleum in Blytheville and Jonesboro, AR. Star Petroleum is a petroleum distribution company that serves Arkansas, Missouri, and West Tennessee. The company has been proudly owned and managed by Jim Sims for over 20 years.

Star Petroleum specializes in oils and greases, motor fuels, diesel exhaust fluid and coolants. With Citgo as their leading lubricants brand, the company is best known for their service to the vast agricultural and industrial areas in Arkansas. “We are pleased to be joining forces with the Parman team” says Star Petroleum owner, Jim Sims. “Their staff understands and reflects our mission to deliver industry leading customer service and quality products.”

Mark Spaniol, Parman’s Sr. VP of Sales, says “Star Petroleum has a great reputation for service and customer loyalty. We’re excited about the opportunities this union will bring and are proud to have Star become a part of the Parman Energy family.” This partnership will bring new products to Star Petroleum’s customers, and will also bring some of Citgo’s most esteemed brands to the Parman family, such as Mystik and Clarion.

“We are excited to be increasing our service footprint into Eastern Arkansas” says Steve Moore, Parman’s President & CEO, “and look forward to expanding Star’s resources and technical expertise with a focus on Totally Outrageous Customer Service.”

About Parman Energy Corporation
Parman Energy Corporation is an employee owned company that delivers quality lubricant products, diesel exhaust fluid, motor fuels, petroleum equipment, metalworking fluids, coolants, and related products and services. Since the mid-1930’s, the Parman name has been a name synonymous with petroleum products in Tennessee and has since continued to expand their diverse petroleum product offerings throughout the Southeastern U.S. For additional information, please visit the company website at www.parmanenergy.com.

Pugh-Apollo Acquires Veteran’s Oil

Pugh Apollo logoPugh Lubricants and Apollo Oil (“Pugh-Apollo”) announced the acquisition of Veteran’s Oil, headquartered in Birmingham, AL. Veteran’s Oil is a leading regional distributor of fuels, lubricants, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and related products and services for the automotive, commercial, and industrial markets. Veteran’s Oil covers the Alabama and Georgia markets from distribution centers in Birmingham, Montgomery and Atlanta. This geography borders the existing company footprint that includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.

VeteransLogoPugh-Apollo President Mike Pugh said, “The addition of Veteran’s Oil is a great fit for our organization and will strengthen our ability to serve customers throughout the Southeast. We are excited to expand further into Alabama and Georgia with a great new partner who shares our commitment to delivering quality products and providing great service.” Jason Musgrove, General Manager, Veteran’s Oil said, “This is a great opportunity to bring Veteran’s top quality workforce and exceptional customer service into an organization with similar values.”

Key strategic benefits of the acquisition include:

  • Augmented product offerings and deeper market footprint. The larger distribution reach offers suppliers unmatched access to customers in the expanded operating region and provides a greater selection of products and services for customers.
  • Enhanced service for customers. The combination of the companies’ resources allows for accelerated investment in technology and personnel, reinforcing the company’s leading position in service to its customers.
  • Investment in employees. The larger and growing organization allows for enhanced training, technology, and career advancement opportunities for employees, making the firm a preferred employer in the markets served.
  • Plans to pursue further expansion. The company plans to pursue organic and inorganic growth opportunities while continually investing in its value proposition to customers and suppliers.

The transaction was effective as of September 26, 2017.

About Pugh Lubricants and Apollo Oil (“Pugh-Apollo”)
Pugh-Apollo is a distributor of nationally branded and private label finished lubricants, antifreeze, and other ancillary product lines throughout the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and portions of Georgia, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. For additional information, www.PughLubricants.com and www.ApolloOil.com.

About Veteran’s Oil
Veteran’s Oil is a distributor of nationally branded and private label fuels, finished lubricants, antifreeze, and other ancillary product lines throughout Alabama and Georgia. For additional information, please visit www.veteransoilinc.com.

PQIA Finds “Two More Bad Apples”

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) put two more products on its “DON’T BUY” list.

In the day following the PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit on September 14th, PQIA said it stopped by several convenience stores located within a few blocks of the hotel where the Summit reception was held. To its disappointment, PQIA reported that it found two products on the shelves that immediately raised concern due to labeling issues. The PQIA says that in addition to what’s on the labels being a concern, most concerning is what the found in the bottles when tested. CLICK FOR MORE

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