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Warren Distribution Opens New Lubricants Blending Plant In Houston, Texas

lo res - Front of New Warren Distribution Plant, Houston, Texas

Warren Distribution announced today that it has completed and commissioned its fourth lubricants blending plant. This new plant in Houston, Texas, located at 910 Rankin Road just minutes west of George Bush International Airport, will supply Automotive, Commercial and Industrial lubricants throughout the Gulf Coast Region that will be shipped in bulk transports and packaged in totes, drums, and pails. It has initial annual blending capacity of 8 million gallons and is scalable to 20 million gallons with additional infrastructure investment. This addition increases the Company’s blending capacity to over 100 million gallons per year from plants in Iowa, West Virginia, Alabama and, now, Texas.

lo res - Side View of New Warren Distribution Blend Plant, Houston, Texas

“We are very proud of the team that engineered and built this plant to include some of the latest innovations and technology that will make this most efficient plant in the Industry. And the quality of our products will be second to none,” said Donna Weeda, chief operating officer for operations. “We selected Texas for this plant because there is substantial growth in demand for lubricants due to exploding business and population growth in the Lone Star State. And Houston is the perfect hub for servicing the entire Texas market and surrounding States,” said Curt Knapp, chief operating officer for sales & supply. “Customer response has already exceeded our expectations. With this new plant, we will expand sales of our industry-leading quality products and superior service to existing customers with operations in the region and new local customers that we haven’t been able to serve in the past.”

About Warren Distribution Warren Distribution is a family-owned business that was founded over 97 years ago in 1922 by the grandfather of Robert Schlott, the current Chairman and CEO. Now, it’s the largest private label blender and one of the largest independent motor oil, lubricants and automotive chemicals manufacturers and suppliers in North America. The Company is the private label supplier for some of the largest retailers, marketers and lubricants distributors in North America and has customers in more than 30 countries. It has the capacity to produce 100 million gallons of bulk and packaged lubricants from more than 1,100,000 square feet manufacturing and distribution facilities in Iowa, West Virginia, Alabama and Texas. The headquarters office is in Omaha, NE.

Atlas Oil and TOTAL Announce New Lubricants Partnership

Atlas Oil Company is now a TOTAL Specialties USA, Inc. authorized lubricants distributor, cementing Atlas’ vision of a single-source service model of premium lubricants and bulk fuel supply for its customers.

“We know our customers expect only the best products and services, which is why we now proudly offer TOTAL lubricants as part of our oil field services,” said Atlas’ President of Frac and Rig Fueling Michael Meredith. “As the partner of choice for many of the major E&P companies in the country’s largest shale plays, our partnership with TOTAL is a big win for everyone.”

TOTAL’S and Atlas’ successes are driven by many of the same values, including safety, collective responsibility, perpetual innovation and a family-like team spirit. TOTAL is the fourth largest oil & gas company in the world and is recognized internationally as a global energy leader. Their high-performance lubricants are designed to extend the life of equipment and ease the cost of maintenance and repairs.

Atlas’ lubricants distribution will fall under their oilfield services division in select markets with a focus on onshore drilling rigs, frac trucks, and gas compression units with supply capabilities to match customers’ consistent oil, grease, and hydraulic fluid needs. The company plans to expand their lubricants services nationwide and into their commercial fueling, retail, and emergency service divisions throughout 2018.

“We are extremely excited to partner with such an innovative company like Atlas,” commented Christophe Doussoux, Senior Vice President, Lubricants for TOTAL Specialties USA, Inc. “TOTAL has the industry-leading product line and Atlas brings years of excellence in customer service. I am confident this partnership will lead to immense growth for both parties.”

About Atlas Oil Company Headquartered in Taylor, Mich., Atlas Oil is the inaugural Simon Group Holdings company. Since our founding in 1985, Atlas has grown through technological and operational innovation, all while maintaining our unwavering commitment to customer success. Atlas offers single-source solutions for fuel, transportation, and logistics and is one of the largest fuel distributors in the country, delivering over 1 billion gallons of fuel annually to customers in 47 states. We have an active real estate division and are engaged in transportation logistics and fueling including bulk, fleet, event, onsite, emergency response, and oilfield services.

About TOTAL Specialties USA, Inc. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, TOTAL Specialties USA, Inc. is a part of the Americas Division for the Marketing & Services Branch of the TOTAL Group. TOTAL Specialties USA, Inc. offers a wide range of lubricant products including TOTAL Quartz synthetic performance engine oils. Our products are sold through a comprehensive network of distributors, direct channels and an online presence. In addition to a growing distribution network and evolving production capabilities, we’re committed to heightening our brand awareness through partnerships in motorsports. For more information on TOTAL Specialties USA, Inc. visit

Source: PR Newswire

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Announces the Acquisition of Biosynthetic Technologies, LLC, Enhancing the Technological Capabilities of the Specialty Products Business

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (the “Company”, “Partnership” or “Calumet”), a leading independent producer of specialty hydrocarbon and fuels products, today announced that the Partnership completed the acquisition of Biosynthetic Technologies, LLC (“Biosynthetic Technologies”). Biosynthetic Technologies is a startup company and developer of proprietary renewable technology focused on the conversion of sustainable plant oils into high-performance synthetic base stocks. These unique estolides exhibit exceptional qualities for high performance lubricants, while also meeting stringent environmental specifications for biodegradability, bioaccumulation and toxicity. Calumet plans to develop and commercialize these renewable esters at its existing esters manufacturing facility in Missouri. The acquisition of Biosynthetic Technologies was completed in partnership with The Heritage Group, a technology partner whose business model offers synergies with Calumet that will maximize the value of the acquired technology portfolio.


“The acquisition of Biosynthetic Technologies and its technological capabilities align very well with the Partnership’s specialty products-focused growth strategy, and our vision to be the premiere specialty petroleum products company in the world,” said Tim Go, Chief Executive Officer of Calumet. “This acquisition, alongside the recently announced opening of our new Research and Development facility in Indianapolis, are indicative of Calumet’s commitment to innovation. The technology and expertise we have acquired will help extend our existing esters business into new, forward-thinking product formulations with exceptional qualities for which the Calumet name represents.”

About Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. is a master limited partnership and a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products in North America. Calumet processes crude oil and other feedstocks into customized lubricating oils, solvents and waxes used in consumer, industrial and automotive products; produces fuel products including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Calumet is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, and operates eleven manufacturing facilities located in northwest Louisiana, northern Montana, western Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey and eastern Missouri.

About Biosynthetic Technologies Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Biosynthetic Technologies holds exclusive rights to patented technology that converts fatty acids found in plant and animal oils into high-performance synthetic oils that can be used in industrial lubricant, personal care and other chemical sectors. These “biosynthetic” base oils exhibit many superior characteristics compared to petroleum-based lubricant oils. Biosynthetic Technologies was a privately held company funded in part by multiple FT Global 500 companies. First-mover advantage and patented technology make Biosynthetic Technologies a market leader in the sustainable chemicals sector. For more information, visit

Source: PR Newswire

Round 2 Lubricant Price Increase Summary

Company Announced Date Effective Date Increase
Sinclair Lubricants 2/12/2018 3/1/2018 up to 5%
CAM2 3/1/2018 3/24/2018 4 to 10%
Smitty’s Supply 3/1/2018 3/24/2018 4 to 10%
Pinnacle Oil 3/2/2018 3/19/2018 5 to 10%
Allegheny Petroleum 3/5/2018 3/24/2018 4 to 8%
Advanced Lubrication Specialities (ALS) 3/29/2018 6 to 9%
Sunoco 3/29/2018 6 to 9%
Chemlube 3/7/2018 3/26/2018 5 to 8%
Reliance Fluid Technologies (RFT) 3/7/2018 4/9/2018 4 to 9%
Sunbelt Lubricants 3/8/2018 3/21/2018 6 to 8%
PennStar 3/9/2018 3/19/2018 6 to 10%
Martin Lubricants 3/12/2018 4/16/2018 4 to 10%
Warren Distribution 3/12/2018 4/9/2018 5 to 8%
Maverick Performance Products 3/7/2018 3/26/2018 5 to 8%
Royal Mfg 3/13/2018 4/2/2018 3 to 8%
Omni Specialty Packaging 4/23/2018 5 to 8%
ExxonMobil 3/22/2018 4/23/2018 up to 10%
Warren Oil 3/23/2018 4/23/2018 3 to 8%
Chevron 3/28/2018 5/7/2018 up to 10%
Nu-Tier 3/28/2018 4/16/2018 6 to 8%
Total 3/29/2018 4/30/2018 3 to 5%
Shell 4/4/2018 5/7/2018 up to 10%
Phillips 66 4/5/2018 5/14/2018 up to 10%
 Safety-Kleen  4/5/2018  5/7/2018 up to 10%

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


JobbersWorld Announces Lubricant Pricing Reports


A must have report for manufacturers, marketers, buyers and others looking to understand price drivers and communicate the reasons for price increases to customers.

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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