Spring Flood Reminder - Time to Review Flood Guides

4/15/21 - As snow is melting and Spring rains occur in the coming days, it is important for businesses with underground storage tanks to review local and EPA flood guides.

Pay close attention to water accumulating in containment sumps and the potential for water entering the interstice of double wall pipe. If you believe this may have happened, it is strongly recommended that you contact a petroleum service company and remove the water before it freezes and causes damage. If you receive an alarm in one of your sumps, immediately determine the cause and take appropraite corrective action to prevent further issues.

Meet Adam Pedersen, MCC's New Territory Sales Manager

Adam Pedersen black and white photo with name in textApril 12, 2021 - We are pleased to announce that Adam Pedersen has joined the MCC team on April 12th as the TSM for the upper midwest region. With 16+ years of sales experience, he has spent the majority of his career in the cooperative system, focusing on premium diesel fuel and propane sales growth throughout southeast Wisconsin. He also has 3+ years of experience with fuel additives in the midwest.


Winter Weather Reminder: Is Your Terminal Prepared?

Cold temperature weather map of United StatesFebruary 9, 2021 - The next 1-2 weeks are set to be the coldest of the 2021 winter season; is your terminal prepared to withstand the single digit and negative temperatures?

The current 8-14 weather forecast continues to call for extremely cold temperatures to grip the majority of the US, especially in the Midwest, where temperatures are forecasted to be well below average.

What Can You Do?

Protect Your Engine from the Cold with VISCOPLEX® Pour Point Depressants

February 5, 2021 - VISCOPLEX® POUR POINT DEPRESSANTS: A comprehensive family of high-performance PPDs

SUV driving on snowy road while a hand reaches out to put a purple stocking cap on it

The superior wax crystallization control of VISCOPLEX® pour point depressants (PPDs) guarantees optimized oil flow behavior in cold climates, so vehicles and equipment can operate smoothly in adverse weather. VISCOPLEX® PPDs help overcome the most severe low-temperature viscometric demands of modern lubricants, delivering robustness across base stock groups, performance packages and applications. VISCOPLEX® PPDs enhance the value of formulations.

Benefits of VISCOPLEX® PPD technology:

  • Customized solutions with superior performance and optimized treat rates
  • Extensive know-how and responsive technical support, offering a full range of low-temperature testing capabilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific
  • Logistics flexibility with a global supply and manufacturing footprint

Check it Out! MCC's Ad and Article from the Fall 2020 Issue of FMN

January 20, 2021 - Check it out--MCC's Dr. Khaled Rashwan (Technical Manager) and Erin Smith (Marketing Specialist) teamed up to write an article for the Fall 2020 issue of Fuels Market News Magazine. In the article and accompanying ad, fuel additives are touted as a solution for building brands and inspiring customer loyalty by offering numerous ways to differentiate a marketer's fuel from their competition. Read more below!

Evonik Optimizes Solutions for Driveline Applications

multiple gearsJanuary 19, 2021 - Did you know Evonik's VISCOBASE® products are a cost-effective solution for formulating today's automotive gear oils? We offer a wide range of custom solutions for automotive driveline applications, including both manual and automatic designs, and rear axle systems. Learn more about our solutions for the automotive industry...




The Polar Vortex is Ramping Up--Is Your Business Ready?

January 11, 2021 - The polar vortex is back, and bringing with it Arctic air and winter weather. Is your business prepared to withstand the tough weather challenges and frigid temperatures? Low temperatures present tricky problems with engines, including iced-up fuel lines and filters; if the fuel can't flow, the engine won't go.

Talk to MCC today to ensure that your fuel is treated with cold flow additive solutions to keep both you and your customers up and running and on the road.

MCC Announces Distributing Partnership with Evonik Oil Additives

Evonik purple logo leading beyond chemistryNovember 2, 2020 - MidContinental Chemical Company, Inc. (MCC) is proud to announce that we have been selected by Evonik Oil Additives to be their distribution partner in the United States and Canada. MCC will now offer Evonik’s superior quality VISCOPLEX® viscosity index improvers, VISCOPLEX® pour point depressants, and VISCOBASE® base fluids as an integral part of our comprehensive portfolio of product offerings.

Evonik’s comprehensive range of VISCOPLEX® products are built around the unique benefits of...

Chevron Oronite to Sponsor and Participate in ILMA's First Virtual Annual Meeting

October 23, 2020 - Chevron Oronite LLC is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the 2020 ILMA Virtual Annual Meeting, which is being held October 26-27, 2020. Steve Best (Product Line Manager, AEO, Americas Region, Chevron Oronite) will be participating in a panel discussion titled "Ask ILMA - Town Hall," where he will share his expertise and insights on GF-6 and the upcoming dexos Gen 3 specification. Expected to be a highlight...

Oronite Launches Mid-SAPS Additive Meeting Multiple OEM Claims

Car driving on road surrounded by forestOctober 14, 2020 - Chevron Oronite Company, LLC recently introduced OLOA® 54530, an innovative new mid-SAPS* additive package that is compatible with all types of modern after-treatment systems in both diesel and gasoline engines and helps protect against low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) events. It also meets multiple OEM claims, including BMW, Daimler, and Opel, according to Chevron Oronite.

“With a reliable supply, simplified logistics, and solutions that are easily adapted to customer product offerings, we can help customers meet ever-changing automotive engine oil performance needs,” said Teri Crosby, vice-president, Global Technology, Chevron Oronite. “OLOA 54530 meets many of the latest industry and OEM specifications, including ACEA C2 / C3, API SP, BMW LL-04, Daimler MB 228.51, MB 229.52, and the new Opel Vauxhall 0401547.”