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December 14, 2012



Cummings to Lead CHS Lubricants

CHS Inc, a leading energy, grains and foods company, has named Rick Cummings as vice president of its Lubricants division, effective Jan. 1, 2013.


"Rick has the expertise and passion to immediately begin collaborating to help our customers grow their lubricants businesses," says Don Olson, senior vice president of Propane, Lubricants and CHS Renewable Fuels. "With his extensive sales and brand marketing experience as well as his strong energy knowledge, Rick will be a key player in helping CHS achieve our aspiration to be the preferred manufacturer and marketer of quality, heavy-duty lubricants in targeted domestic markets."


Cummings will assume responsibility for the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of multiple brands of lubricants, including Cenex� and Farm-Oyl� products, as well as packaging private label lubricants for other leading companies.


A graduate of Kansas State University with over 30 years of experience, Cummings has served in a variety of petroleum related areas, from sales and marketing to supply, pricing and retail operations.


Cummings leaves his position as vice president of CHS Refined Fuels Sales and Energy Services to take over the CHS Lubricants division responsibilities formerly handled by Anwer Hussain, who recently retired after many years of service to the petroleum industry.


CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS, a Fortune 100 company, supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, livestock feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex� brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products. 


Is the Spread Dancing to the Beat of a Different Drummer?      

As of today, the spread between Brent Crude and 100N Group II base stock is just under $1.25 a gallon. This is a significant decline from an average of $1.87 seen from the start of the year to the most recent round of base stock price decreases announced in mid-November.  


Interestingly, these price decreases occurred during a period where the price of crude oil has been relatively stable.  As noted in previous issues of JobbersWorld, this suggests that base oil prices are reacting more to the supply and demand balances of base oil (supply being long) than they are to current crude oil prices.  And with base oil demand in the US and Europe at best soft, Chevron's Pascagoula plant gearing up, new re-refiners come on line, and GTL becoming a reality, you can bet we are looking at some interesting times ahead.      





Two Leading Engine Manufacturers Certify Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA� Oil for Natural Gas Engines
a leader in sustainable energy solutions, announced that Cummins Inc. and Detroit Diesel Corporation, global leaders in the design and manufacturer of high-performance engines, have certified that ECO ULTRA� CNG/LNG Engine Oil, SAE Grade 15W-40, conforms to the performance specifications required for their natural gas engines. These engines, which reduce emissions, improve fuel economy and decrease maintenance costs, require special, high-performance engine oils.

Cummins has certified that ECO ULTRA CNG/LNG conforms to CES 20074 engine oil specifications and is approved for use in the company's powerful, high-speed natural gas engines. Detroit™ has approved ECO ULTRA CNG/LNG for use in its Series 50G and 60G engines and certified that it meets DDC Power Guard Oil Specification 93K216.


ECO ULTRA CNG/LNG consists of up to 83 percent re-refined material and is one of the first of its kind on the market. Universal Lubricants relies on used oil as feedstock to its re-refinery that produces top quality Group II sustainable base oil while meeting Original Equipment Manufacturers' (OEM) specifications and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements. Companies that choose ECO ULTRA CNG/LNG can completely eliminate new petroleum products from circulation in their CNG fleets.


"As a company dedicated to both high performance and environmental responsibility, we are pleased to provide a product that enhances the performance of CNG and LNG powered fleets," said John Wesley, Universal Lubricants' CEO. "To be recognized as meeting the extremely high standards set by these leaders in the natural gas market is an important milestone for our company."



Roy Fewkes Joins PQIA's Technical Sub-committee to Help Ensure the Quality and Integrity of Lubricants in the Market   

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) announced that Roy Fewkes, Driveline Fluids Group Leader for GM Powertrain, has joined the Technical Sub-committee of PQIA's Advisory Board.  


"Roy has deep market and technical expertise in the automotive industry and is a global thought leader in the quality and performance of Driveline Fluids," says Thomas F. Glenn, President of PQIA. Glenn adds "Roy is a welcomed addition to our technical subcommittee and his credentials speak for themselves."


In addition to Roy's distinguished position as the Driveline Fluids Group Leader for GM Powertrain, he is Chairman of the GM ATF and Gear oils Approval Committee. Roy is also a Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry, Member of the STLE and the Society of Automotive Engineers, Associate Member of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers, and an Associate Member of the Society of Operations Engineers. Roy holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Loughborough University, England and has over 30 years' experience in motor racing engine and chassis development.   


Roy says "I'm pleased to be included in the Sub-Committee and am looking forward to participating and promoting PQIA's objectives in the marketplace."  


"We too are very pleased that Roy has joined PQIA's technical subcommittee and appreciate his interest in contributing his professional expertise and time to help PQIA assure the quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace," says Glenn



About PQIA


PQIA's mission is to serve the consumer of lubricants by testing and reporting on the quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace. It is expected that this improved visibility of quality will lead to wider conformance by lubricant manufacturers to specification and performance claims. 

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Ergon Refining, Inc. in Vicksburg, Mississippi, one of the largest producers of naphthenic process oil in the world, has an immediate opening for a Product Services Manager. This position serves as the liaison between the manufacturing function and sales force of the company and is accountable for product integrity and traceability. The position is involved in developing new products and assisting with their implementation into the marketplace. Personal contact with customers is a principal function of this position, requiring occasional overnight travel. Will also supervise and direct activities of four subordinates. Candidates should be familiar with statistical process control theory and quality measurement systems. A degree in chemistry or a related field and either previous experience in the petroleum industry or in a lab setting is required.  Prior product exposure to base oils or lubes is preferred. 


Offers of employment are contingent upon a routine background check, passing a drug test, and an acceptable driving record.


Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected]. Only applicants who submit salary requirements will receive the courtesy of a reply.


Ergon Refining, Inc. is an EEO/AAP employer.

Territory Sales Manager

Hampel Oil, a leading regional distributor of petroleum products throughout the Midwest, is currently seeking a Territory Sales Manager for its Dallas-Ft. Worth operation.


  • Strong work ethic, dynamic and results oriented
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Self motivated and able to work with limited supervision
  • Minimum of two years sales experience required


Candidates can send resumes to [email protected].





Pinnacle Resources, Inc., a privately held lubricants manufacturer with over 30 years in the industry is seeking a regional sales manager. Primary job functions include the marketing of bulk finished lubricants and chemicals across US and surrounding countries. Work from home office is allowed and travel time is based on performance. Strong industry background is required. Responsibilities include:

- Establishing and managing accounts.
- Development of sales and profitable growth for both commercial and industrial lubricants.
- Being well organized and representing the company in a professional manner while maintaining an excellent level of customer service.

Qualified personnel please contact [email protected]   





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