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Chevron's Jim McGeehan retires
Curt Knapp Rejoins Warren Distribution 
Parman Energy Establishes ESOP

Peak Commercial & Industrial enters stationary gas engine oil market with Q8  partnership
Amalie Awarded Vendor of the Year by the Parts House
Bullsye Fined $711K for violating state's weights and measures
RelaDyne Acquires RediFuel

Feb 3, 2015

The Flipside of the Downslide in Lubricant Pricing

Jan 29, 2015
RelaDyne Rings in the New Year with Multiple Acquisitions

More Price Decreases


Jan 16, 2015

Castrol and Valvoline also Move Prices Down


Summary of Major Moves


(evening edition)
Add Shell to the List of Decreases

ExxonMobil  and Phillips 66 Follow Chevron with Price Reductions


Chevron - First to Move Prices... Down


Shell Lubricants Americas Challenges Distributors,

Celebrates Top Performers with Travel Award


Western Marketing receives highest Chevron Lubricant Recognition Award three years running!


RelaDyne Launches Online Ordering to Customers


American Refining Group, D-A Lubricant reach agreement on Brad Penn® Lubricants brand


Oct. 6, 2014 

PetroChoice Opens New Distribution Center


Oct 1, 2014 

PetroChoice Acquires LubriCorp


June 23, 2014 

 - PPC Acquires Gress

- Phillips 66 Acquires Spectrum

- BP and Western Marketing 


June 13, 2014 

Father's Day Special Edition


June 11, 2014 

J.A.M. Acquires Jones Oil and High Tech Equipment


May 23, 2014 

- Chevron Announces Price Increase

- Price Increase Summary


May 5, 2014 

- More Lubricant Price Increases

- CAM2 Purchases Vicksburg Blend/Packaging Plant


April 25, 2014 

ExMo Announces Price Increase


April, 22, 2014 

Pennzoil PurePlus Technology

Chevron intros "PickPack"



April 8, 2014 

CAM2 Inks Deal with ENI USA, R&M


April 1, 2014 

Shell Announces Price Increase


March 20, 2014 

- PQIA issues Don't Buy on Orbit

- Smitty's Adds Two to its Management Team


March 3, 2014 

- CAM2 Acquired by Jack Baker and other investors

- Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Acquires United Petroleum Company



Eastman to Acquire Aviation Turbine Oil Business from BP

January 16, 2014 

Thwaites and Vintage Acquire Ownership of LSC


December 18, 2013

- Western Marketing Achieves Highest Chevron Lubricant Recognition- - Winning the Eagle Award Two Consecutive Years Running


- News12 Presents an Eye Opening, Three Part Series about Bad Motor Oils on Shelves



December 12, 2013  

- News12 Presents an Eye Opening, Three Part Series about Bad Motor Oils on Shelves



December 10, 2013

- Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Acquires Bel-Ray Company, Inc.

- Retail Prices Can be Telling




- Retail Prices Can be Telling

- Chevron Announces October 2013 Inductees to the Delo Sponsored Million Mile Club  




- Warren Oil Start Up New Grease Plant

- Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Used Oil Collection Service Territories in the Great Lakes Region

- Mobil 1 Proves Performance with Live Engine Teardown 




- Michigan Orders Another Bad Motor Oil off Its Shelves



- Clean Harbors Announces Acquisition of Evergreen Oil

- Michigan Takes Action to Protect Car Owners From Bad Oil. Orders City Star/Star Petroleum Motor Oils and ATFs off the Shelves!



- More Prices Increases; Price Increase Summary



- Shell Announces Lubricant Price Increase 

- Chevron Recognizes Glockner Oil Company for Strong Lubricant Sales Performance 



- GH Berlin - Windward Acquires Industrial and Commercial Lubricants Business of the Sandri Companies



- Valvoline Partners with Badger Lubrication Technologies


- CITGO® Lubricants Receives GE Jenbacher Approval for Pacemaker® GEO LFG LA 40






















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PetroChoice Acquires Badger Lubrication Technologies, Inc. in Wisconsin and Yankee Point Lubricants In Pennsylvania
November 2, 2015

PetroChoice Expands its Sales and Distribution Footprint in Wisconsin With its Purchase of Badger Lubrication of Milwaukee and Strengthens its Market Position in Pennsylvania with the Purchase of Yankee Point Lubricants.
PetroChoice, a leading provider of lubrication solutions, announced today that it has acquired Badger Lubrication Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.  PetroChoice is focused on acquiring best-in-class lubricant distributors to expand both its service offering as well as its geographic footprint.  "Badger is a great family owned company whose core values include a deep dedication to its employees, a commitment to building strong customer relationships and an unwavering focus on quality.  This makes them a natural fit to grow with PetroChoice," said Steve King, Executive Vice President (EVP) of PetroChoice's West Division.  CLICK FOR MORE
Castrol Announces 90-Second Oil Change Technology!
October 8, 2015

Castrol Announces ground breaking technology that will revolutionize the way motor oil is changed. Click link below for video.
Warren Oil Steps Out and Up with the First API Licensed SAE 0W-16 Full Synthetic PCMO
October 8, 2015

Warren Oil Company, Inc., one of North American's largest independent lubricant manufacturers, is pleased to announce its LubriGold SAE 0W-16 Full Synthetic Motor Oil is the first API approved 0W-16 passenger car motor oil in the market. Expanding on its diverse portfolio of automotive engine oils, Warren's LubriGold SAE 0W-16 Full Synthetic Motor Oil was developed to meet the needs of the growing number of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and consumers requiring ultra-low viscosity (ULV) passenger car motor oil.


Chevron Debuts ISOCLEAN
® Certified Lubricants and Services, 
the Industry's First National Program Focused on Controlling Particle Contamination
Chevron Debuts ISOCLEAN® Certified Lubricants and Services, 
the Industry's First National Program Focused on Controlling Particle Contamination
Particle contamination is the number one cause of lubricant related failure in equipment.
Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, today announced the launch of its ISOCLEAN Program, a first of its kind national program that offers a solution to particle contamination through products and in-plant services designed to assist customers in maximizing the life of their equipment by meeting stringent quality control standards set by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Smitty's Supply Names Chad Tate as President
Smitty's Supply Inc. announces that its Board of Directors has named Chad Tate as the Company's new President.  

Smitty's says that Chad Tate steps into this new role with a solid background from all facets of the company having served in various roles during his tenure at Smittys. Chad has served as Executive Vice President and COO for the past year and previously held roles in sales, operations, and manufacturing throughout the organization.  "Chad will lead and execute Smitty's long-term strategy to be the global leader in lubricant manufacturing and distribution."
Chad Tate joined the Smitty's team in 2009 and started his journey working closely with Mr. Ed Smith on special projects where he learned the business from the ground up.  Chad then moved into various other roles where he could contribute his expertise including the construction and start up of the grease facility, sales, and most recently in operations and manufacturing oversight roles. Chad's capacity for knowledge enabled him to rise rapidly throughout the Smitty's organization.


July 1, 2015

Western Marketing, Inc. (WMI) today announced its acquisition of Fort Worth-based Felts Oil Sales.  Felts Oil Sales has been proudly serving the North Texas area since 1973.  Their mission, supplying oil quickly and efficiently to its customers, has been the corner stone of its success.

[if gte vml 1]> "We have no doubt that WMI is the best choice to carry this mission forward and to continue providing superior service to our automotive and heavy-duty fleet customers" commented Phillip Hall, CEO of Felts Oil Sales. "All of our employees received job offers and they're excited about the opportunity of joining Western Marketing's team. WMI's breadth of products, its focus on service excellence and financial strength means their future is secure."   

Mike Miller, Western Marketing's president and chief executive officer stated "WMI is excited about the opportunity to bring together these two great organizations sharing a common vision and operating with similar values.  WMI will be able to better serve all of our Dallas and Fort Worth (DFW) customers as a result of this combination of resources and talent. Our line of top-tier products and services will enhance a strong customer value proposition across the DFW metroplex." 

Felts Oil Sales was an authorized distributor of Castrol, Valvoline and Safety-Kleen lubricants and was founded by entrepreneurs Benton Hall and his son, Phillip, 42 years ago.   

 About Western Marketing, Inc.

Western Marketing Inc. is a leading, multi-branded lubricant distributor serving customers across seven states with an emphasis on truck fleets, agricultural, automotive repair shops, car dealerships, gas engine oil users, manufacturing plants and wind turbine sectors. Its sixth sales location, serving Dallas-Fort Worth, was opened March 2014. Those interested in more information can contact the Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas-Fort Worth, Longview, Lubbock, Texas and Stroud, Oklahoma offices to learn more about the lubrication products, services and equipment offered.  

For more information call Western Marketing at 1-800-588-4662, visit or e-mail                          
Vesco Oil Corporation Acquires Britsch Inc., Leading Supplier of Petroleum Products in Northwest Ohio 

June 29, 2015

<[if gte vml 1]> Vesco Oil Corporation, one of the largest distributors of branded automotive and industrial lubricants in the United States and a leading recycler of used oil and antifreeze, today announced the acquisition of Britsch Inc.  Britsch Inc. is based in Wauseon, Ohio and is a family-owned, third generation distributor of both fuels and lubricants.  Britsch Inc.'s marketing area consists of Northwest Ohio, the Toledo, Ohio metro area, and Southeast Michigan.  Vesco Oil, a third generation family business founded in 1947, services the Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana markets.  

For Vesco Oil the acquisition will enlarge its geographic footprint and expand its product and service offerings in Ohio.  Britsch Inc. is a distributor of ExxonMobil branded products, and carries a full line of industrial lubricant and fuel products.  The company has been in business since 1941.  Britsch Inc. markets and distributes automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants as well as fuels, coolants, cleaners, degreasers, and solvents. 

Vesco Oil Corporation Owners and General Managers Lilly Epstein Stotland and Lena Epstein made the acquisition announcement.  For Lilly Epstein Stotland, this is the perfect time for the two companies to unite. "Vesco Oil and Britsch Inc. are strong, successful family-owned businesses," said Epstein Stotland. "Joining forces with a great company like Britsch Inc. is central to our plans to grow and remain independent." 

"This is an exciting day for us at Vesco Oil," said Lena Epstein. "Britsch Inc. is a great company with a strong foundation and legacy.  We are thrilled to have the Britsch Inc. team join the Vesco Oil family." 

Matt Britsch will join Vesco Oil as the Northern Ohio Industrial Sales and Operations Manager.  "Our company was built on decades of hard work, integrity, and great expertise.  Vesco Oil reflects all of those qualities and I am very happy to be part of the new team," said Britsch. 

In the last five years, Vesco Oil has expanded its business with existing suppliers including four new locations in Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Vesco Oil is one of the largest distributors of ExxonMobil and Valvoline branded lubricants. Other key supplier relationships include Castrol, Perkins Products, Inc., CAM2, Motorcraft, MOC Products, and Fortech Products.

About Vesco Oil Corporation:

Vesco Oil Corporation is an ISO 9001 - 14001 certified and environmentally conscientious distributor, providing automotive and industrial customers with a full range of high quality lubricants and supporting services.  Founded in 1947 by Eugene Epstein, Vesco Oil Corporation is one of the largest distributors of branded automotive and industrial lubricants in the United States and is a leading recycler of used oil and antifreeze.  The company also is a full service provider of automotive appearance products, operates a full line of metalworking fluids and a leading provider of bulk windshield washer solvent and antifreeze. Vesco Oil Corporation is a majority women-owned business, receiving Certification from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.  For more information, please call 800-527-5358 or visit

98 ad holds a S in Accounting and Finance from California Lutheran University. 






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