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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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December 2, 2014




Western Marketing Inc. (WMI) receives Chevron's highest honor for distributors of its lubricants-the 2014 Eagle Award-for the third consecutive year.


Each year Chevron honors its top-performing 1st Source Lubrication Marketer with the celebrated Eagle Award. Western Marketing has been awarded this "best-of-the-best" recognition for the third year in a row, an unprecedented feat during the award's long-standing history. 

This achievement is based upon the highest Recognition Score for performance milestones in the sale of Chevron premium lubricants and coolants over the preceding twelve months. Receipt of the Eagle Award demonstrates Western Marketing's ongoing commitment to technical/product training and customer service excellence in the delivery, and use, of Chevron lubricants. Earning this recognition requires a focus on the sale of premium lubricants and coolants, year-over-year volume growth and delivery of superior value to customers. Chevron's senior management announced this industry achievement at their Annual Leadership Forum held this month in Orlando, FL where more than 500 representatives of their top-performing distributors were present.


Mike Miller, Western Marketing's president and chief executive officer stated "WMI consistently ranks among the highest of Chevron's marketers. Earning the Eagle Award in three consecutive years is really unprecedented! Every day our team provides practical lubrication solutions, top-notch delivery service and exceptional after-sale support, so it's a real honor for our employees to receive this special industry recognition."


Wayne Ederer, Chevron's Manager-Lubrication Marketer, Sales emphasized "The fact that WMI has won three times running demonstrates the consistency of their passion and commitment to the Chevron brand. In the history of this prestigious award, I can't recall another marketer winning it in three consecutive years."


Western Marketing services truck fleets, gas engine oil users, agricultural, automotive repair shops, dealerships, manufacturing and wind turbine sectors.  In addition to providing lubricants throughout North & West Texas and Oklahoma, WMI is the primary supplier of BlueDEF™ diesel exhaust fluid across the region, carries over 4,500 automotive-related items in its warehouses and stocks over one million gallons of bulk motor oils and coolants.      


Western Marketing Inc. is a leading, multi-branded lubricant distributor serving seven states and recently opened its sixth sales location serving Dallas-Fort Worth. For more information visit


RelaDyne Launches Online Ordering to Customers

RelaDyne, one of the nation's leading providers of lubricants, fuel, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and industrial reliability services, has launched, an online ordering and account management platform, to its more than 16,000 customers. The site gives customers the ability to order RelaDyne products, view account histories, and more.


"The pilot phase of RelaDyne Express began with several customers in Cincinnati and Houston.  After testing thoroughly, implementing enhancements, and receiving positive feedback from pilot customers, we are very excited and ready for our December launch of RelaDyne Express," says Jess Brown, Chief Information Officer for RelaDyne.


RelaDyneExpress enables all RelaDyne customers to easily and reliably order products from RelaDyne anytime, anywhere, from any device. "RelaDyneExpress is another value-added and industry leading tool that positions RelaDyne as a market leader," states Larry Stoddard, President and CEO of RelaDyne. Customers can create favorites lists to easily order their frequently purchased items or browse RelaDyne's complete product list for other related automotive, commercial, and industrial products. RelaDyneExpress is also built not just for buyers but accounting personnel as well, with easy access to order histories, invoices, and open orders.


To gain access, RelaDyne customers can go to and click the sign up button to fill out the access form. From there, they will receive unique login information and be ready to place their first order.


"Our goal is to make RelaDyne even easier to do business with while increasing our customers' profitability by lowering their transactional costs," states Dan Oehler, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for RelaDyne. "RelaDyne Express creates easy ordering from customer specific Favorites lists and past orders while giving online access to all sales orders and invoices.  It's another platform that places RelaDyne further into leading edge technology for lubrication marketing and distribution."


About RelaDyne

RelaDyne, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is an industry leading lubricant, fuel, and DEF distributor providing customers with integrated reliability management services for industrial and commercial businesses in the US. Four industry leaders - Mid-Town Petroleum, Inc. (Bridgeview, IL), Oil Distributing Company (Cincinnati, OH), The Hurt Company, Inc. (Houston, TX) and Pumpelly Oil Company (Sulphur, LA) - joined to form RelaDyne on Nov. 8, 2010.  Now, RelaDyne's distribution platform spans 23 locations serving 13 states in the Central US. For more information, visit

American Refining Group, Inc Launches Kendex® Dust-Defense™ 

American Refining Group, Inc. (ARG) announces the release of new technology that reduces respirable crystalline silica as well as nuisance dust generated from sand used in oil and gas fracing operations. Kendex® Dust-Defense™, a liquid dust suppressant developed in-house by ARG chemists, increases worker protection from exposure to respirable crystalline silica along the entire supply chain.


Kendex® Dust-Defense™ has been successfully field tested in the fracing industry. There was a 90% reduction in respirable crystalline silica. Laboratory test results by an independent firm measure reductions in respirable crystalline silica below the OSHA proposed 50 μg/m3 limit.


David Krantz, VP of Research and Development for ARG states, "As a specialty refiner we fully understand the importance of providing the safest possible work environment for our employees. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Kendex® Dust-Defense™ liquid dust suppressant that significantly reduces respirable crystalline silica at frac sites and sand mines. This novel, patent-pending technology is the culmination of two years of rigorous product development at pilot and commercial scale."


In addition to increasing worker protection, coating sand with Kendex® Dust-Defense™ gives the additional benefits of adding lubricity and inherent moisture repellency to sand particles, as well as being easy to apply. The use of Kendex® Dust-Defense™ also eliminates the need for bulky vacuum systems at the frac site where space is at a premium.


"Kendex® Dust-Defense™ is one of the first of its kind and will truly change the landscape of frac sites and sand mines across the country," said Tim Brown, Executive VP Sales and Marketing for ARG. "The assurance companies will have that their workers have increased protection from respirable crystalline silica will prove to be invaluable."


Kendex® Dust-Defense™ is compatible with frac fluids currently being used at fracturing sites. As shown from successful laboratory and field tests, Kendex® Dust-Defense™ will not alter the features of the proppant.


"We feel confident that in addition to the visual benefits that Kendex® Dust-Defense™ will bring, we are also aiding in providing a safe environment for frac site workers. This was our number one goal as we developed this product," according to Brown.


For more information about Kendex® Dust-Defense™ visit

About American Refining Group (ARG)

American Refining Group, Inc.'s unique, privately owned facility is situated on approximately 131 acres in Bradford, Pennsylvania, the heart of McKean County and the birthplace of the U.S. domestic oil industry more than 100 years ago. The refinery has a rated capacity of 11,000 barrels per day and processes light sweet paraffinic crude. This type of crude is available domestically, and ARG purchases the majority of its crude from sources in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and West Virginia. We strive to supply our customers with consistent quality products and flexibility in working together to succeed and provide service that is second to none.



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