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Petroleum Quality Institute of America


March 15, 2011   

JOBBERSWORLD...MARKET INTELLIGENCE FOR INTELLIGENT MARKETERS...  The First and Only Independent Newsletter to Focus on Lubricant Distributors.

ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, PetroCanada and CITGO Move Prices Up

Up Up and Away!

announced today a price increase of 8% on branded and unbranded lubricants and greases. This increase is effective April 15, 2011.

announced it will increase prices for finished lubricants by 9%. This increase is effective April 19, 2011 and according to ConocoPhillips, the increase is due to increases in raw material costs.

It seems that 9% is the magic number. Petro-Canada also announced an increase of up to 9% for its lubes. This increase is effective April 13, 2011.

In addition, CITGO announced a general price increase of 9%. This increase is applicable to CITGO, Mystik, Clarion, and private label bulk and packaged lubricants, white oils, and grease. CITGO's increase is effective April 18, 2011. 

Sampling of 2011 Price Increases

The following table provides a sampling of announced price increases reported in JobbersWorld in 2011.

Haycock Petroleum Announced as Newest Sinclair Arctic Fire™ Lubricant Distributor

Haycock Petroleum Company (HPC) announced that it has been named a Master Distributor of Sinclair's Arctic Fire™ lubricant products throughout the company's distribution territory. HPC plans to distribute Sinclair Arctic fire Lubricants in Nevada, Utah, Arizona and parts of Idaho. Currently, Sinclair Oil supplies fuel and oil product through a network of distributors and dealers in 23 states from the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains, reaching 3,000 convenience stores. 

"Haycock's knowledge of the markets they service should contribute to broader distribution of Sinclair's quality lubricant line", said Greg Iverson, Marketing Manager for Sinclair Oil Corporation. "Along with Sinclair's other valued distributors, the addition of Haycock Petroleum as a Master Distributor completes coverage in the Western mountain States." 

Haycock Petroleum Company is a full line commercial distributor of refined petroleum products including gasoline, diesel, lubricants and propane through 17 locations in California, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah.


 Edgar Hansen to Appear at Delo Booth During MATS


Deck Boss of the Northwestern - Featured on Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" - to Make Appearance at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky 


Chevron Lubricants, maker of the Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today announced that Edgar Hansen, Deck Boss and Chief Engineer of the fishing vessel Northwestern will be at the Delo booth (# 14140) on Thursday, March 31 between 10:00 - 1:00 (VIP Hours) and 2:00 - 6:00 (General Admission). Edgar, whose boat uses Delo lubricants and is featured on Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch", will be taking photos and signing autographs with MATS attendees.


According to Hansen, "When I'm 250 miles from shore in the harsh Bearing Sea, the last thing I want to worry about is engine wear or malfunctioning cranes. That's why I trust the Delo family of products to protect our equipment and help get us back to safe harbor."


Edgar Hansen is the youngest Hansen brother on the fishing vessel Northwestern, featured on Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch". Edgar has been featured on the show since the series started airing seven years ago. He began fishing at age 18 and came into his own on deck after only a few seasons. He is known as the "Deck Boss" (an informal title given to the senior man on the fishing deck).


Edgar is one of the most talented men on deck according to his brother Capt. Sig Hansen. When Edgar joined the Northwestern, it took a few years to climb the "ranks" and get full share pay, but with more pay comes more responsibility.


Edgar maintains all of the machinery onboard and is the "go-to" guy on deck.  If there's a problem the guys bring it to his attention, either for advice or for him to fix. Edgar says that "these boats are like floating cities. You're dependent on your own systems, electrical, pumps, hydraulics and mechanicals. You need to know how to maintain them to stay alive."




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