Four More Price Increases
With nearly all major lubricant manufacturers announcing adjustments, the first round of finished lubricant price increases in 2018 will make its mark in the history books. The first announcement JobbersWorld reported on came when CAM2 announced on January 12th that it was pushing through a price increase effective February 5th. This was soon followed by Shell and within three days of the first announcement, most lubricant manufacturers also announced with ExxonMobil only seven days after Shell. Importantly, however, although CAM2 was the first to announce, CAM2, Advanced Lubrication Specialties, and Chemlube, with and effective date of February 5th, are the first to move. A summary of the most recent price increase announcements are shown below and that’s followed by a summary of all finished lubricant price increases JW reported in the first round for 2018.
- Old World announced it will raise finished lubricant prices by 6 to 10%. The increase is effective February 12, 2018. Old World attributes the increase to recent increases in raw material and distribution costs.
- BP Lubricants USA (Castrol) advised its customers of up to 6% price increase on Castrol and BP branded pasenger car, commercial and synthetic lubricants excluding industrial This increase is effective March 12th. BP Lubricants attributes the adjustment to escalation in the costs of base oils, additives, packaging, and transportation.
- CITGO announced a price increase of 5 to 8% for all of its branded and unbranded lubricant products ordered on or after February 23rd. The price adjustment is attributed to industry wide increases in the cost of base oil and additives.
- Petro-Canada advised its customers of up to a 6% lubricant price increase across-the-board, excluding process oils and Purity FG white oils, which will increase $0.10 cents per gallon. This increase is effective February 23rd.
|CAM2||1/12/2018||2/5/2018||6 to 10%|
|SOPUS Products (Shell Lubricants)||1/15/2018||2/19/2018||up to 5%|
Advanced Lubrication Specialties (ALS)
|1/16/2018||2/5/2018||6 to 10%|
|Sinclair Lubricants||1/17/2018||3/1/2018||up to 6%|
|Chemlube||1/18/2018||2/5/2018||$0.20 to 0.25/gal|
|Nu-Tier Brands||1/18/2018||2/19/2018||6 to 8%|
|Martin Lubricants||1/18/2018||2/16/2018||4 to 7%|
|Safety-Kleen||1/18/2018||2/19/2018||5 to 8%|
|Pinnacle Oil||1/19/2018||2/6/2018||6 to 10%|
|Royal Mfg||1/22/2018||2/26/2018||5 to 8%|
|ExxonMobil||1/22/2018||2/26/2018||up to 6%|
|Reliance Fluid Technologies (RFT)||1/22/2018||2/26/2018||5 to 9%|
|Chevron||1/22/2018||3/1/2018||up to 5%|
|CITGO||1/23/2018||2/23/2018||5 to 8%|
|Petro-Canada||1/24/2018||2/23/2018||Lubricants up to 6% Process Oils and Purity FG White Oils $0.10/gal|
|Warren Distribution||1/24/2018||2/26/2018||6 to 9%|
|Smitty’s Supply||1/24/2018||2/12/2018||lubricants 6 to 10% Greases 3cpp|
|Phillips 66||1/25/2018||3/5/2018||up to 5%|
|Old World Industries||1/29/2018||2/12/2018||6 to 10%|
|BP Lubricants USA (Castrol excluding industrial)||1/29/2018||3/12/2018||up to 6%|