U.S. Base Oil Price Report
The U.S. base oil market seemed to be moving at a sedate pace despite expectations that demand would pick up before slowing down again ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in late November.–by Gabriela Wheeler
EMEA Base Oil Price Report
Base oil prices appear weaker across Europe, the Middle East and Africa except for the API Group II sector, where suppliers attempted to impose markups of around $10 per metric ton from Oct. 1.–by Ray Masson
SSY Base Oil Shipping Report
Adrian Brown is away. His column will reappear in the Oct. 16 edition of Lube Report Americas.
Asia Base Oil Price Report
Producers were slightly relieved that crude oil and feedstock prices have pulled back, as margins had been squeezed by the recent price spikes. Efforts to raise base oil values met resistance because of soft market conditions.–by Gabriela Wheeler