October 2012

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Marginal increase forecast in North American lubricant market

Marginal increase forecast in North American lubricant marketAlthough it is estimated that there will be a 3% increase in tonnage carried by private fleet operators in the US through 2016, this is exp..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Marginal increase forecast in North American lubricant market Although it is estimated that there will be a 3% increase in tonnage carried by private fleet operators in the US through 2016, this is expected to translate to a marginal increase in commercial lubricant consumption according to a new lubricants study from Kline and Company. On-highway activity saw a surge in the latter half of 2010 that continued well into 2011. Similarly, the lackluster performance of the construction industry between 2008 and 2010 has begun to show signs of a rebound. However, increased service implementation of longer drain interval oils due to a higher penetration of synthetics, growth in oil analysis pra

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