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2020 Price Increase Announcements

Jennie McRae - Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Price Increase Roundup (via JobbersWorld)


Smitty's Supply 

Announced a price increase on all lubricating oil, fluids, greases and automotive chemicals of up to 12% effective February 24, 2020. The increase is said to be due to increased cost of base oils associated with the manufacturing of its products. 

 

PennStar, LLC

Announced a general price increase of between 10 to 12%, depending on product class. The increase is effective February 24, 2020. PennStar advised its customers the adjustment is driven by the continuing rise in the price of base oils. 

 

Chemlube International

Effective February 13, 2020, it will increase the price of its lubricant products in the range of 7 to 12%; varying somewhat by product. The adjustment is said to be necessary due to significant increases in the costs of the raw materials used in the manufacturing of its lubricants. 

 

Warren Oil Company

Notified its customer there will be up to a $0.30 a gallon price increase on its finished lubricants, and up to a $0.04 a pound increase on greases effective February 18, 2020. Warren Oil also attributes the need for the increase to increases in the cost of  raw materials. 

 

ExxonMobil

Announced it will increase the price of its lubricants in the US market by up to 12%. The increase is effective February 24, 2020.

 

SOPUS/Pennzoil-Quaker State advised its marketers of a price increase of up to 12%, effective February 24, 2020. The increase is said to be due, in part, to increased cost of raw materials used in production and delivery of its products.

 

CAM2 International, LLC 

January 24, 2020

Announced a price increase of up to 12% on bulk and packaged lubricants, greases, and automotive chemical products effective February 24, 2020. CAM2 advised its customers that the increase is due to the recent increases in the price of base oils.

 

Chevron (Canada)

January 24, 2020 

Announced a general price increase in the Canada market on lubricating oils and greases up to 12%. The increase is effective March 2, 2020.

 

RelaDyne 

January 23, 2020

Announced a general increase of 12%. Certain products, including synthetics, may fall outside of the general 12% increase. The increase is effective on order placed after February 24, 2020.

 

Old World Industries 

January 22, 2020

Announced a price increase of up to 12% on all finished lubricants effective February 21, 2020. The increase is said to be due to increased cost of raw materials and logistics that have been passed on to Old World. 

 

Nu-Tier Brands / Gulf Lubricants 

Announced a general price increase of 10% to 12% effective February 20, 2020 on all finished lubricants. The increase is said to be necessary due to rising costs associated with raw materials and manufacturing. 

 

Petro-Canada 

Announced on January 17th there will be a $0.33 a gallon price increase across the board for all Purity FG WO White Mineral OiI and a $0.30 a gallon increase for its Paraflex HT Process Oils, except HT 100 which will increase by $0.25 a gallon. These increases are effective on February 17, 2020. 

 

Chevron (U.S.) 

January 16, 2020

Chevron advised its marketers in the US that the company will increase the price on all lubricating oils and grease in the US by up to 12%. The increase is effective February 24, 2020.

 

Sinclair 

January 16, 2020

Due to increasing costs of raw materials, Sinclair Lubricants announced it will be implementing a price increase of up to 10% to 12% on finished lubricant products effective March 1st, 2020. 

 

AOCUSA/AMALIE  

January 14, 2020 

AOCUSA/AMALIE announced an across the board price increase for all oil and automotive chemical products, as well as all private labeled products. The increase will move all of its oil prices up by $0.32 a gallon effective February 13, 2020. The price for the company's grease products and automotive chemicals will increase by $0.04 a pound on the same day. There will, however, be no increase for antifreeze and brake fluid products. Amalie attributes the need for the increase to the higher cost of additives, base oils, corrugated and transportation it has absorbed over the last few months. 

 

TOTAL Specialties USA  

January 3, 2020 

TOTAL advised it US customers that it will be increasing its lubricant prices on February 3, 2020. The increase will move its Navastane prices up in the range of $0.40 a gallon, Quartz 9000, INEO & Racing up $0.25 a gallon, grease up by $0.06 a pound and all other products by $0.15 a gallon. TOTAL says the increases are a result of continued escalation of logistics, taxes on imports, and the costs of some raw materials.

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