Lube ReportJune 22, 2016
Majors Bump Up Finished Lube Prices
Several major oil companies recently informed U.S. customers of price increases on finished lubricants, with most going into effect around mid-July and most in the range of 4 percent to 6 percent.... read more

Lube ReportJune 22, 2016
Azerbaijan Mulls Group II/III Project
An Azeri state investment promotion fund is pitching the idea of a small API Group II and Group III base oil plant to potential investors, according to the fund’s 2016 catalog of investment projects in Azerbaijan.... read more

Lube Report AsiaJune 21, 2016
Shortage Seen for High-VI Base Oils
Engine oil markets are shifting toward lower viscosity products that require high viscosity index base stocks, and it may be difficult for the refining industry to supply enough of them, two industry insiders said at the ICIS Asia Base Oils & Lubricants Conference last month.... read more

Lube Report AsiaJune 21, 2016
Singapore’s United Global Applies for IPO
Singaporean lubricant manufacturer and trader United Global filed a preliminary offer document for an initial public offering on Catalist, a secondary board of the Singapore Exchange, to raise funds for overseas expansion.... read more

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Lubes'n'Greases EMEAJune 2016
Lubricant Coatings Cut Friction & Noise
Design changes made to create a quiet, comfortable environment for drivers and passengers allow new noises to be heard when plastic, leather and rubber parts rub together. Dry lubricating films provide an effective way to eliminate annoying interior more

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Lubes’n’Greases EMEAJune 2016
Raising the Bar for Nigeria’s Lubricants.
The Nigerian lubricant market has an estimated local consumption in excess of 540 million liters per year, but is plagued by lack of standardization. The country’s stakeholders debated the importance of creating reference standards for lubricants at a recent more

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Lubes’n’Greases Magazine June 2016
Lithium Shortage Shocks Industry
With demand for batteries draining the lithium market, grease producers are coming up empty-handed. What is being done to recharge supplies of the world’s favorite grease thickener? more

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Lubes’n’Greases Magazine June 2016
Time to Trim the Bureaucracy?
Nearly two dozen trade associations, committees, panels and other interest groups have a say in the creation of engine oils. No wonder new categories only move forward at a snail’s more

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Lubes’n’Greases Magazine June 2016
China Raises the Stakes for Grease
As China seeks to transform itself from the world’s factory into a producer of value-added goods, the country’s appetite for sophisticated greases is more

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Base Oil Reports

Weekly Base Oil Reports

U.S. Base Oil Price Report
The U.S. paraffinic base oil market is digesting the latest round of price increases, which have triggered upward adjustments in the finished lubricants segment. –by Gabriela Wheeler

EMEA Base Oil Price Report
June has seen demand for a number of base oil transactions despite prices rising in response to crude hikes. Yet many note that trade will likely slow down until the end of August and that prices appear to be plateauing. –by Ray Masson

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report
It has probably been one of the quietest weeks of the year for all markets primarily due to the June 23 Brexit referendum, which is causing jitters throughout global commodity and financial markets. –by Adrian Brown

Asia Base Oil Price Report
The upsurge in base oil prices appears to be slowing down, but limited spot availability and climbing prices in other regions are still promoting a bullish stance in Asia. –by Gabriela Wheeler

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