U.S. Base Oil Price Report
API Group I base oils continued showing signs of tightening, while some Group II grades were regaining balance. This week brought weather-related concerns again, as Hurricane Florence headed toward the Carolinas and Virginia and was expected to make landfall by Thursday.–by Gabriela Wheeler
EMEA Base Oil Price Report
Base oil markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa had a quiet week in terms of buying activity but were exceptionally busy for shipping fixtures, perhaps in response to deals settled at the beginning of September.–by Ray Masson
SSY Base Oil Shipping Report
Owners everywhere were glad to see the back of August since it was such a quiet month. September has started cautiously, but there are one or two areas where activity levels have shown a slight improvement.–by Adrian Brown
Asia Base Oil Price Report
Market participants were monitoring crude oil prices, together with developments related to severe weather conditions in the United States, which could cause logistical issues in coming weeks.–by Gabriela Wheeler
Jamie Brunk of HSB Solomon Associates retired Sept. 4.
Colleen Murphy-Smith was named director, base oils, at Motiva.
John Bucci is vice president of technical development with the Savant Group.