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ExxonMobil the First Major to Move in Round 3

ExxonMobil advised its customers on June 1st that it will implement a price increase of up to 9% on its branded and unbranded passenger car, commercial, industrial, marine and aviation lubricants and greases. The increase is effective July 1, 2018.


PennStar announced on May 23rd a general price increase of 6 to 10% to be effective with orders placed after Friday June 15, 2018 on all lubricating oils, gear lubes, and greases. PennStar attributes the increase to the continued rise in base oils, additives and freight costs which impacts its manufacturing and distribution of its lubricant products.

Round 3 Lubricant Price Increase Summary

CompanyAnnounced DateEffective DateIncrease
Sinclair Lubricants5/8/20187/1/201810 to 12%
Sunoco5/16/20186/16/20184 to 6%
Advanced Lubrication Specialties5/16/20186/16/20184 to 6%
CAM25/18/20186/16/20184 to 9%
Smitty’s Supply5/18/20186/16/20184 to 9%
U.S. Lubricants, Commerce, CA5/18/20186/17/2018$0.40/gal lubricants
$0.05/lb greases
Axel Royal5/21/20186/24/20185%
Chemlube5/22/20186/11/20185 to 9%
Maverick Performance Products5/22/20186/18/20184 to 8%
Allegheny Petroleum Products5/23/20186/18/20186 to 8% on bulk, additional 2% on drums and totes
Warren Distribution5/23/20186/25/20184 to 8%
PennStar5/23/20186/15/20186 to 10%
Old World Industries5/24/20186/30/20184 to 9%
ExxonMobil6/1/20187/1/2018up to 9%

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