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Survey Shows Positive Reactions on Autonomous Vehicles

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A recently released survey revealed a majority of consumers feel a sense of anticipation about self-driving vehicles despite a large number also expressing concern over such vehicles. The survey was conducted by Capgemini, a Paris-based consulting firm. They surveyed more than 5,500 consumers, along with 280 automakers and asked them a series of questions regarding […]

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GM to Sell Facility to Electric Vehicle Startup

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General motors has announced it will invest $700 million in Ohio and sell one of its shuttered production facilities to an electric vehicle startup, according to reports. The investment could create several new jobs in the state. GM has already eliminated more than 14,000 jobs in the United States and Canada, a figure that includes […]

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Licensing Costs a Lingering Challenge for Fleet Owners

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While repairs are one of the biggest expense drivers for fleet managers and owners, licensing costs can also add up quickly and eat into the bottom line. Keeping on top of all the laws and standards that fleets must adhere to is a huge challenge. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT), […]

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PetroChoice Announces Acquisition of Superior Petroleum

PetroChoice, one of the leading providers of lubrication solutions in the USA, announces the acquisition of Superior Petroleum based in Crown Point, IN. Superior Petroleum has been a recognized distributor of high-quality Mobil™ lubricants to the automotive and manufacturing industries in Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area since 1921. Superior’s company mission, market services and […]

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Drilled But Uncompleted Wells On the Rise

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s monthly drilling report revealed a continuing increase in drilled but uncompleted wells, a trend that began in 2016. According to the report, there were 8,500 drilled but uncompleted wells, or DUCs, in March of 2019. That was an increase of 26 percent year over year. DUCs include wells where drilling has […]

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All Workers Trapped in South African Mine Rescued

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All 1,800 workers trapped in a South African Platinum mine have been rescued, according to that nation’s Department of Mineral Resources. According to reports, the miners were trapped after an accident blocked a shaft used to enter and exit the tunnels. Miners had to be hoisted to the surface gradually after it was determined the […]

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Four Killed in Crane Collapse

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Four were killed and several injured after a crane being used to build Google’s new Seattle campus fell to the street below. According to the reports, crews were disassembling the crane, which was sitting atop one of the campus buildings under construction. The cause of the collapse has yet to be determined. The Washington State […]

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Daimler Unsure How Kim Jong-Un Got Limo

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German automaker Daimler says it is unsure how North Korea’s controversial leader Kim Jong-Un was able to acquire two of its armored limousines. According to reports, Kim has been traveling to high profile meetings, including summits with President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, in limousines built by Daimler. Current United Nations sanctions prevent […]

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Three Kidnapped from Nigerian Oil Rig

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Armed men attacked an oil rig in Nigeria’s delta region, kidnapping three workers early on Saturday, April 27. The rig is owned by Niger Delta Petroleum Resources. According to reports, one of the workers kidnapped is Nigerian, while the others were citizens of Canada and Scotland. Their identities have not been released. Local authorities have […]

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Case Study: Optimizing a Lubricant Program for Coca-Cola

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When Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling in Eagan, MN needed to streamline their lubricant program, they reached out to several potential partners to help them meet the challenge.  PetroChoice was able to quickly identify their issues and optimize their operations The Challenge It all started with a challenge from the Vice President of Supply Chain; build […]

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