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More Price Increases in Round 2

Phillips 66 announced a price increase of up to 10% on its finished lubricants effective May 14, 2018. Phillips 66 attributes the increase to the rising costs of the production and delivery of its products.

Safety-Kleen announced a price increase of up to 10% on its lubricants effective May 7, 2018. Safety-Kleen attributes the increase to the rising costs of raw materials, additives and base oil used in the manufacturing process of its products.

Note: In the April 5th issue of JobbersWorld, we wrote that Shell is the third major oil company to announce a lubricant price increase. Understanding that TOTAL S.A. is the world’s 4th-ranked international oil and gas company and one of seven supermajors, and that TOTAL Specialties USA is a wholly-owned Affiliate of TOTAL S.A. and its lubricants business in the US, TOTAL was actually the third major to move when they announced a lubricant price increase on March 29th. Shell was the fourth with its announcement on April 4th, 2018.

Round 2 Lubricant Price Increase Summary

CompanyAnnounced DateEffective DateIncrease
Sinclair Lubricants2/12/20183/1/2018up to 5%
CAM23/1/20183/24/20184 to 10%
Smitty’s Supply3/1/20183/24/20184 to 10%
Pinnacle Oil3/2/20183/19/20185 to 10%
Allegheny Petroleum3/5/20183/24/20184 to 8%
Advanced Lubrication Specialities (ALS) 3/29/20186 to 9%
Sunoco 3/29/20186 to 9%
Chemlube3/7/20183/26/20185 to 8%
Reliance Fluid Technologies (RFT)3/7/20184/9/20184 to 9%
Sunbelt Lubricants3/8/20183/21/20186 to 8%
PennStar3/9/20183/19/20186 to 10%
Martin Lubricants3/12/20184/16/20184 to 10%
Warren Distribution3/12/20184/9/20185 to 8%
Maverick Performance Products3/7/20183/26/20185 to 8%
Royal Mfg3/13/20184/2/20183 to 8%
Omni Specialty Packaging 4/23/20185 to 8%
ExxonMobil3/22/20184/23/2018up to 10%
Chevron3/28/20185/7/2018up to 10%
Nu-Tier3/28/20184/16/20186 to 8%
Total3/29/20184/30/20183 to 5%
Shell4/4/20185/7/2018up to 10%
Phillips 664/5/20185/14/2018up to 10%
Safety-Kleen4/5/20185/7/2018up to 10%


Click on the Timeline Below to See All Effective Increase Dates in 2018


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THE REPORTS provide insights and information on finished lubricant prices and an in-depth analysis of the cost drivers responsible for the changes in lubricant costs and prices in the US market.

The Finished Lubricant Pricing Reports provide lubricant manufacturers and marketers with an independent source of information and insights on price changes at the manufacturer and retail levels and the key drivers behind the changes. In addition to the influence of crude and base oil, the reports analyze the impact of changes in the cost of lubricant additives, transportation, packaging, labor, and others.


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