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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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January 29, 2015  



RelaDyne Rings in the New Year with Multiple Acquisitions


RelaDyne, one of the nation's leading providers of lubricants, fuel, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and industrial reliability services announced today that it has acquired Fentress Oil Company ("Fentress").


Fentress, founded in 1930, has been an independent distributor of lubricants, fuel and related products and services in Oklahoma for over three generations. This acquisition further establishes RelaDyne's commitment to growth in the lubrication and fuel markets with a strong focus on expanding its industrial services and solutions.  


From its inception, Fentress has been known as the most customer-focused lubricant and fuel distribution business in Oklahoma with a strong reputation for service. Former owners, Si Fentress and Randy Perry, managed the business for industrial, commercial and automotive customers in Oklahoma. Fentress has three strategically located facilities in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Ada, Oklahoma, ideal for servicing the Oklahoma market. The acquisition of Fentress is contiguous with RelaDyne's Gulf Coast region, which includes Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.


Si Fentress, Randy Perry, and the entire sales and operations team will be staying with the company to ensure continuity for customers, employees and suppliers. Fentress will operate as a new hub for RelaDyne with former owner, Randy Perry, as the branch manager going forward. According to Randy, "RelaDyne is a great fit for the Fentress business. The combination of these two market leaders will benefit our employees, customers, and suppliers as well as the great state of Oklahoma. We are excited to be part of the RelaDyne family and look forward to scaling the business in Oklahoma."


"I welcome the customers and associates of Fentress Oil Company to the RelaDyne family and look forward to the opportunities this great event affords them!says Larry Stoddard, Chief Executive Officer for RelaDyne.


Jeff Hart, Executive Vice President of Business Development for RelaDyne, commented on the acquisition, "The acquisition of Fentress represents an ideal acquisition candidate for RelaDyne in that it possesses quality people, an outstanding reputation, and is strategically located in a market that is new territory for us. RelaDyne brings the necessary components to fuel significant growth for Fentress in Oklahoma. These components include capital, technology, resources, scale, and enhanced customer offerings. We are excited to see what the team in Oklahoma can do with more ammunition at their disposal. This deal represents the 13th acquisition since RelaDyne's inception in 2010, and we anticipate a significant increase in our pace and efforts as we create a national platform in this industry."


In addition to the Fentress acquisition, RelaDyne also acquired the business of Greg Wright Supply in northern Indiana in order to expand its products and services reach. This acquisition closes the geography gap between the Chicago/northwest Indiana and Indianapolis markets. RelaDyne welcomes the Greg Wright team to the RelaDyne



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 United States. RelaDyne was formed in 2010 by the combination of 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). RelaDyne's distribution platform spans 26 locations serving states in the Central US. In May 2014, RelaDyne's industrial services business expanded with the acquisition of Turbo Filtration Corporation (TFC), enhancing their offering to key industrial customers throughout the US. The company also benefits from the support of its business-building financial partner, AEA Investors LP, which manages funds worth approximately $6 billion of invested and committed capital. For more information, visit



More Price Decreases 



Royal Mfg Co, LP located in Tulsa, OK and Schertz, TX, manufacturer of high quality and high performance lubricating oils and greases announces a substantial price decrease of approximately $1.00 per gallon on most finished products. The decrease went into effect January 19, 2015. 


Bill Mallory, owner and CEO of Royal Mfg says, The recent price decreases in base oils is causing our decrease and Royal is passing along the decrease to our customers and prospects. Adding to this, Mallory says, "This decrease is considerably more than some of the major oil companies have announced that range of $0.35 to $0.50 a gallon."




Petro-Canada announced there will be 3-5% across the board book price decrease for white oils and process oils, and up to a 3.5% book price decrease for all other products. The decrease is effective Monday, February 2, 2015.  



Amalie Promotes Mitchell to VP National Accounts

Amalie Motor Oil company announces the promotion of Larry Mitchell to vice president of national accounts. 


Mitchell joined Amalie as the national accounts manager in 2012 and during the past three years has aggressively led the expansion efforts of private label and branded products sold through national chains and large retailers. 


"Larry exemplifies our company culture through his work ethic and desire to lead," said Senior Vice President Dennis J. Madden.  "He's earned this promotion and we're pleased to reward his hard work, effort and results."

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