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Jobbers World News
May 4, 2010

  • More Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Follow Amalie's Price Increase
  • CAM2 Annouces Price Increase
  • Chemlube Announces a Price Increase
  • Prime Lube Offers BlueSky Diesel Exhaust Fluid to Meet EPA Mandates
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  • More Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Follow Amalie's Price Increase

    As noted in the April 27th issue of JobbersWorld, Amalie advised its marketers it will increase its lubricant prices by thirty-two cents ($0.32) and forty-eight cents ($0.48) per gallon. This increase is effective May 17, 2010. Also effective May 17th, the price for Amalie grease will reportedly increase by $0.04 to $0.06 a pound.

    Well now two other independent lubricant manufacturers announce price increases for finished lubricants.


    CAM2 Annouces Price Increase

    On April 30th, CAM2 announced it will increase the price of its bulk lubricants $0.39 a gallon. This increase is effective on orders placed after May 14, 2010. In addition to bulk lubricants, CAM2 will increase the price of its bulk greases by $0.05 a pound. This increase will also go into effect after May 14th.


    Chemlube Announces a Price Increase

    Chemlube International announced today that it will increase the price of all of its bulk lubricants by $0.45 a gallon. This increase is effective May 17, 2010.

    Chemlube says the increase is necessary due to several recent increases in the price of base oils and a recent increase in the price of performance additives of up to 8%


    Prime Lube Offers BlueSky Diesel Exhaust Fluid to Meet EPA Mandates

    Prime Lube, Inc., one of the largest distributors of lubricants and anti-freeze in the Mid-Atlantic, announced it has secured a strategic partnership with Germany's Kruse Group to become the first Mid-Atlantic manufacturer of BlueSky Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) for distribution across 12 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces.

    "We're very pleased to partner with Kruse Group and leverage their proven, scalable DEF manufacturing system to provide this emissions-reducing Diesel Exhaust Fluid to our local and regional customer base," said Robert Arbasetti, COO of Prime Lube. "With DEF now mandated by the EPA to control diesel emissions, our customers will be able to save money through reduced transportation costs by buying locally and help further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by minimizing the distance required for delivery."

    BlueSky is ISO and API approved for its ability to help neutralize the nitrous oxide emissions generated through diesel exhaust. In January, the U.S. EPA began requiring a DEF system to be onboard all commercial and passenger diesel-powered vehicles to reduce emissions. In its most basic form, DEF is a blend of urea, derived from natural gas, and de-ionized water that combine to form ammonia, which turns nitrous oxide emissions into harmless water vapor and elemental nitrogen. It has shown to increase fuel economy of up to 5%.

    Founded in 1987, Prime Lube, Inc. is one of the largest distributors of Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Castrol products in the United States and also supplies its own private label brand, Prime Plus, in the New Jersey, southern New York State and New York City metro, eastern Pennsylvania, southern Connecticut markets.


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