90 Miles From Tyranny : Entire U.S. supply of diesel engine oil may be wiped out in 8 weeks… no more oil until 2023 due to “Force Majeure” additive chemical shortages

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Entire U.S. supply of diesel engine oil may be wiped out in 8 weeks… no more oil until 2023 due to “Force Majeure” additive chemical shortages

As if we all needed something else to add to our worries, a potentially catastrophic situation is emerging that threatens to wipe out the entire supply of diesel engine oil across the United States, leaving the country with no diesel engine oil until 2023.

This isn’t merely a rumor: We’ve confirmed this is happening.

According to information you’ll see here (and explained in more detail in today’s podcast, below), chemical manufacturers of diesel engine oil additives have declared force majeure and have ceased supply operations to the diesel engine oil manufacturers. Those manufacturers combine base oils with “additive packages” to create diesel engine oil. You can see a full list of these additives at InfoMak.com:

Antioxidants, anti-corrosion agents, dispersing additives, antirust mechanisms, friction modifiers, EP additives, antifoaming agents, antioxidants, etc.

Without these additives, diesel engine oil manufacturers cannot produce the final oil products that lubricate diesel engines. Because key manufacturers of these additives have ceased operations, diesel engine oil can apparently no longer be produced in the USA, at least not until these necessary chemicals are restored to full supply. This is explained by an industry expert in the following 2-minute video:

The current supply of diesel engine oil is expected to be wiped out within 4 – 8 weeks

As stated in the video above, the current supply of diesel engine oil will likely be gone in 4-8 weeks. After that, unless a solution is quickly found, there will be no diesel engine oil available until some time in 2023.

So from late August through 2023, barring some new chemical intervention, there will be no diesel engine oil available in the United States.

“I want it to sink what I’m trying to tell you. I’m trying to tell you there’s going to be no diesel engine oil for an entire year at all,” says the man in the video. “Get some oil, whatever it takes. If you want to continue to operate, you need a least a year’s worth of oil sitting in the garage or in the shop.”

But is he correct? We did some digging to find out…
The warning checks out: Other engine oil suppliers are already warning about the inventory wipeout

We don’t yet know the identity of the man in the video above, and we don’t automatically believe what he is saying. So we’ve independently checked with other diesel engine oil suppliers to find out if...

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Gretz said...

There's also a looming shortage of Diesel Exhaust Fluid, (DEF), which will keep engines from running, even if there were fuel for them in the first place.

Ukraine was the largest source of the base chemical, Urea, and the amount made in CONUS has been cut back dramatically in the last couple of years.

Gregory said...

This is scary. What will the 18 wheelers do? Cease to operate? Run black market diesel? Just park their trucks? Switch to gasoline engines? Scary.

chestnut said...

Conventional oil used in gasoline engines can substitute for diesel engine oil. It has less detergent to keep soot suspended, and less anti friction additives. Increased filter and oil changed would be prudent. Still, only in an emergency.

Birdchaser said...

It isn't just diesel for trucks & trains, boats need it too. Our boat yard is already feeling the shortage, next week we're going to 4 day week. We held on through obama but I don't know if we can with Brandon. I don't have a good feeling.

Doom said...

This is actually quite good. If having elections stolen, being attacked by every .int, police (when they aren't interfering to allow crime they seem to be actively attacking the sheep), and bureaucrats harassing every business and individual, down to kids doing lemonade stands, hasn't gotten people stirred, maybe this will. When you can't even get gas, because there isn't a way to deliver it. Or Food, from the store (and the fast food joints are down)? You know, someone might wake the f' up.

I honestly hope this is true, and not just another attempt at fear mongering gimmickry. We'll see, I guess.

Anonymous said...

DOOM DOOOOOM! Yeah way over it. Keep living in fear, keep letting the country rot.

JG said...

It is clear by now that Biden and his cronies in the White House are not incompetent, but they are out to destroy the USA. The incompetent are in Congress on both sides, for not impeaching all the Admin and Biden. Congress, no matter the party should make sure the country and people stays operating good.